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THR 5/27/17: President Trump’s Triumphant Overseas Trip

White House, Obamacare, shooting, Paris Climate Agreement

Former London Bureau Chief for the NY Times John Fischer Burns talks with Hugh Hewitt about the terror attack in Manchester. Dennis Prager provides his perspective on the attack. Senior Editor at the Federalist Mollie Hemingway joins the Mike Gallagher Show to discuss Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel. Michael Medved takes a closer look at Trump’s visit to the Western Wall. Daveed Gartenstein, Sr. Fellow at the Center for Defense of Democracy, converses with Dennis Prager about radical Islam. The Washington Post’s Robert Costa joins Hugh Hewitt to give his insight into the Trump administration’s response to the FBI inquiry on Russia. Dennis Prager rounds out the program with some thoughts on “growing up.”

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Hewitt: “The Slaughter Of the Innocents”

U.S. Senate

“The Slaughter of the Innocents.”

That’s the title from the U.K.’s Daily Mail piece chronicling the latest attack from radical Islamic terrorists.

This time: It was in Manchester Arena in the U.K., in the aftermath of the Ariana Grande concert.

At least 22 are dead.

Over 100 are injured, some of them very seriously.

The horrific incident is yet another bloody reminder of the long war—yes a decades long war—that the nations of the developed world have against Islamist terrorism.

In the West, we’ve seen a reticence to label the threat for what it is, a willingness to tolerate the occasional act of terror as the price for living in the age in which we do and a general fatigue in the fight.

This week’s attack should motivate us toward two ends: Prayers and love and support to the injured, their families, and families of the fallen. And: We should steel our resolve.

As individuals, as a people and a nation: We need to fight radical Islamic terror … and we cannot tire in that fight.

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David Davenport: Tax Reform Should Not Increase The National Debt

Compromise

This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for Townhall.com.

One more dilemma for our leaders in Washington is that we desperately need tax reform, but we can’t afford to increase the national debt.

The debt is already large and growing. Our leaders say it’s nearly $15 trillion, but that doesn’t count another $5 trillion of debt to our own government, making the real number closer to $20 trillion. And Senator Ben Sasse has recently reminded us that even that number doesn’t count entitlement bills coming due that we can’t pay, perhaps pushing the number as high as $75 trillion.

But there are reasons to worry that it’s about to get worse. First, rising interest rates could make the debt more expensive. Second, Trump’s tax reform could bring in even less revenue. He’s counting on stimulating growth, but it will take a lot of growth to pay for lower tax rates.

Senator Mitch McConnell is right to say that tax reform must be revenue neutral to keep from growing the national debt.

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Mohler: The Scouts and the Moral Revolution

Billy Graham

The Mormon Church recently announced that it will be severing its long relationship with the Boy Scouts of America for boys and young men aged 14 to 18.

In terms of religious groups that sponsor scouting organizations, the Mormon Church is, by percentage, by far the leader of the pack.

There can be no question that in the background this decision by the Mormon Church is the Boy Scouts’ decision to include gay and transgender scouts as well as openly gay scout leaders. Recently, there have also been open calls for the Boy Scouts to include girls within the organization.

When you reach the point in a society where it is no longer tenable—perhaps one day no longer even legal—to have an organization that would put either boy or girl in its title in any kind of restrictive sense, then we are looking not at the beginning or even the middle stages of a revolution in morality. We’re looking at the acceleration of its most radical stage.

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Bill Bennett Reviews Donald Trump’s Trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel

Dr. Bill Bennett conversed with Mike Gallagher about Trump’s historic trip to the Middle East to meet with Saudi Arabian and Israeli leaders. Join Mike Gallagher’s premium content website at MikeOnlineGold.com.

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Davenport: Congress Needs to Step Up Its Game

Compromise

While everyone was evaluating Donald Trump at 100 days, we also should have been grading Congress.  With significantly lower approval ratings than the president, Congress has done very little.

With the same political party controlling the White House and Congress, how can that be?  The answer is that Republicans in Congress are no longer following their leaders but instead are beholden to political caucuses.  The moderate Tuesday group and the conservative Freedom Caucus now hold as much power as the Speaker of the House or a committee chair.

Leaders no longer even try to work with members of the other party, instead settling for party-line votes on everything.  Only five times in history has the president’s party avoided losses in mid-term elections, so Republicans now have about a year and a half to get it together.  Otherwise what should have been a period of power and influence will have been wasted.

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