Owen Strachan: Modern Men Are in Trouble

Modern men are in trouble.

Just saying that sentence is a great way to get a reaction today. Some people scoff; others nod their head in sadness.

In our soft, fuzzy, gender-neutral age, the psychologist Jordan Peterson has dared to raise this matter in public. In a recent New York Times profile, his interviewer laughed at him for suggesting that men are failing today.

But look all around us: 97 percent of mass shooters are men. Men are leaving their families in record numbers. Men have dropped out of the workforce. And for every six college degrees earned by women, men earn four.

No: We don’t need to see the sexes as competing. We want men and women to flourish. But we can’t miss this: modern men are in trouble.

They need help.

It’s a spiritual issue. It’s a cultural issue—and solutions aren’t simple.

But we need more voices admitting that we’ve got a problem.

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Hugh Hewitt: Amazon Should Dump the Southern Poverty Law Center

ADF—the Alliance Defending Freedom—has become the new ACLU in my view. They’re now the go-to organization to protecting, preserving and promoting First Amendment freedoms across the United States.

I’ve partnered with ADF for over a decade now. That’s why I was disturbed to learn that they have been removed from Amazon’s Smile program. That Smile program allows you to designate a charity of your choice to benefit from a small portion of your purchases on Amazon.

ADF—see them online at—is donor supported, so they could very much benefit from that income stream.

So why were they disqualified? Amazon has been leaning on the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine who is and is not eligible for the Smile program. The SPLC has become little more than a fringe group of the left, though. It is not to be trusted.

It’s the SPLC that should be dumped.

Amazon should shift course—and shift course today.

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Chen: The President’s Prescription Plan: A Step in the Right Direction

President Trump recently announced his plan to lower prescription drug costs. It’s a solid plan that strikes the delicate balance between promoting innovation with the need to ensure that consumers have access to the medicines they need at a price they can afford.

Meanwhile, liberal politicians are continuing their calls for government price controls on prescription drugs, all while trumpeting the virtues of single-payer health care. Both policies would lead to lower quality care, more limited access to needed cures, and result in much higher government spending.

What our health care system needs is more competition to drive down prices. This plan helps.

The Trump Administration is right to focus on policies that speed access to the marketplace for generic drugs and new cures. Lower prices won’t happen overnight, but the policies the president has proposed will make a difference.

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Michael Medved: The Miraculous Truth About Jerusalem

Jerusalem is now the home of the United States Embassy in Israel, as it should be.

But our first diplomatic presence in Jerusalem began in 1844, when we established a one-man consulate in the holy city. Why a mere consulate, and not an embassy? Because Jerusalem at the time wasn’t the capital of anything-no separate Palestinian state had ever existed, and Jerusalem wasn’t even a provincial capital in the Turkish Empire that ruled the area.

The population of the destitute village was only 15,000, with more than 7,000 Jews and scarcely 5,000 Muslims. In other words, more than a hundred years before the rebirth of the modern Jewish state, Jerusalem was already a predominantly Jewish city – and still is, now that the population has multiplied to nearly a million.

As a world class center of culture and technology, the truth about Jerusalem is more compelling than any of the propagandistic myths.

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Phil Cowen and Jonathan Keller Discuss California AB 2943 Impact on Sexual Orientation Counseling

Phil Cowan invites Jonathan Keller, of the California Family Counsel to examine California AB 2943, “Unlawful business practices: Sexual Orientation Change Effort” that would ban the assistance of helping individuals with issues of sexual orientation.

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U.S. Fulfills Promise to Israel in Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Townhall Review – May 19, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and Lanhee Chen, of Stanford Law and the Hoover Institution, sit down to talk about the judicial confirmation process in the U.S. Senate. Phil Cowan invites Jonathan Keller, of the California Family Counsel to examine California AB 2943, “Unlawful business practices: Sexual Orientation Change Effort” that would ban the assistance of helping individuals with issues of sexual orientation. Mike Gallagher and Israeli businessman Mein Weingarten discuss the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Michael Medved speaks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador, about the demonstrations in Gaza following the embassy move. Heather Mac Donald and Larry Elder hash out the latest regarding the “Me Too” movement. Homelessness is the topic discussed by Michael Meved with academic Sarah Rankin. Dennis Prager looks at an NPR who reporter gets tangled up while trying to cover up bias because the subject doesn’t cooperate.

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