Hugh Hewitt: Investing in Defense

Somewhat lost amidst the all the noise in our news cycle and our hyper-partisan political moment is a major development that we should not overlook:

The very significant investment in our military that has been needed for years. Both the House and the Senate have been moving aggressively to  pass the 2019 N.D.A.A.—the National Defense Authorization Act.

Amidst the details in this over-$700 billion bill are a fresh round of purchases of:

F-35 lightning fighters—our stealthy fighter jet
Blackhawk Helicopters, and a
Re-investment of in our severely-depleted naval fleet
I want to highlight that we’ll be seeing a green light given for the creation of not one but two new aircraft carriers.

We’ve still got more work to do to get where we need to be—but we’re moving in the right direction finally.

That is good news indeed.

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Albert Mohler: Abortion, Brett Kavanaugh and the Pause Button

A group of liberal Christians is calling for a “pause” in the culture wars. This “Call to Pause” is really a demand for evangelical surrender on the issue of abortion—and that’s not going to happen.

Interestingly, it was the left in American politics that politicized the judiciary—going around the legislative process to force vast moral change through the courts. They understand exactly what is at stake as we look at the nomination of a strict constructionist justice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The nomination of Supreme Court justices who are committed to the actual words and text of the Constitution is vital to the survival of America’s grand experiment in constitutional self-government. The protection of human life is an even higher mandate.

This is no time to hit the pause button.


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American Foreign Policy After the Iran Deal

Townhall Review – July 28, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and New York Times columnist, Bret Stephens, talk about Iran’s latest threats to the United States following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Hugh Hewitt and Rep. Mike Gallagher discuss President Trump’s recent speech on upgrading the U.S. military. Phil Cowan and Jonathan Keller of the California Family Counsel discuss the postponement of California AB2943. Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal look at the latest developments in the “Russian Collusion” investigation. Michael Medved looks at how the Democrats flirting with Democratic Socialism might affect Republican chances in the midterm election. Michael Medved examines the impact foolish social media posts or stupid comments from long ago might cause some good, talented people to not seek public office. Mike Gallagher invites former press secretary Sean Spicer to look back at his career in his new book, The Briefing.

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Michael Medved: Best Nominee is Blocked for the Worst Reason

One of President Trump’s best judicial nominees has been blocked by indignant Democrats because of columns he wrote while a Stanford student 25 years ago.

In one of these pieces, Ryan Bounds argued that ethnic identity groups promote campus divisions, and in another he demanded proof “beyond a reasonable doubt” before expelling young men accused of sexual assault.  Now these are arguable but mainstream teenage opinions have wrecked the hopes of a Yale Law graduate and a respected federal prosecutor.

If Republicans gain a few Senate seats in November, I hope President Trump will try again to win confirmation for the eminently deserving Ryan Bounds.

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