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Arthur Brooks Enlightens Barack Obama on Poverty Policies That Work

American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks sat on a panel with President Barack Obama to debate how to remedy poverty. Obama stuck to show issues and tired, liberal tropes while conservative Brooks offered realistic solutions. Watch the video of the panel on C-Span.

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Hewitt: Our Fragile World 5-15-15

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The rising 20-somethings graduating this month look forward to a future of American national wealth and prosperity. Why should they not be optimistic? All around them are the astonishing complexes built by their grandparents and parents in the 70 years since Hitler’s defeat. It is hard, from where they stand, to imagine national failure. But their parents at least worry about the implications of the rise of the Islamic State, the prospect of a nuclear Iran, and the nuclear dominoes falling immediately thereafter in Sunni Arab countries and Japan. They are even more fearful of the almost certain eventual transfer by some gangster state to some fanatic of a device. Well, it chills.

I don’t mean to rain on the commencement parades, but serious people have to step up: All this wealth, all this sophistication and technology, all this promise—it is very fragile. Without serious people doing serious things to defend it, it could all be gone in the blink of an eye. We ought not take our way of life for granted.

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Krauthammer on His Book, Why Obama Won in 2012, and GOP Presidential Contenders

Author, columnist, and FOX analyst Charles Krauthammer joined the Michael Medved Show to discuss the success of his book “Things That Matter” (over 1 million copies of the hard cover version sold), why Obama won the presidency in 2012 (one statistic explains it all), and why Senator Rand Paul will have difficulty locking up the Republican nomination for president.

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Kirsten Powers: “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech”

Kirsten Powers went on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America to discuss her new book, The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.

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Prager: “This country will not survive becoming a godless society”

A new study by Pew Research Center finds that Christianity is on the decline in America. Dennis Prager argues that this trend signifies the end of American society.

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Medved: Despite Cameron’s Win, No Need For Brit Envy 5-14-15

Some Americans watched recent elections in Britain with envy because so many parties competed for power. Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Scottish National Party, UK Independence Party and Greens all contested seats in Parliament.

The results brought victory to David Cameron’s Conservatives, but a split electorate only gave him 36 percent of total votes. Critics insist this means a shaky government and dubious mandate. A similar result afflicted Israel in recent elections; with votes split among six parties, Prime Minister Netanyahu struggled to put together a viable government, despite the fact that he received far more votes than his principal challenger.

Those who seek new American “Third Parties” should ponder these results. Our two-party system remains vital, offering voters a clear choice between increasingly liberal Democrats and more conservative Republicans. Emergence of additional factions on the fringe would only muddy voter decisions, producing the badly fragmented electorate that now characterizes two of our closest allies.

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