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Michael Medved: Curled Up In a Ball of White Shame


A student at an elite university recently wrote to the New York Times: “I’m riddled with shame. White Shame … I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else … Instead of harnessing my privilege for greater good, I’m curled up in a ball of shame.”

This unfortunate student illustrates the destructive insanity in teaching personal guilt over so-called “white privilege.” In previous generations, the idea that their skin color made them less worthy than others proved devastating to black people; now some young whites are encouraged to “curl up in a ball of shame.”

As Dr. King made clear, in a decent society, individuals must be judged—and must judge themselves—on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

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Jim Daly: A Late Hit on Kavanaugh


Those who oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court are up to their tricks again. News broke last week that Senator Dianne Feinstein of California had been holding on to a letter from a woman alleging that Judge Kavanaugh, when he was in high school, had assaulted her.

Assault is a serious matter. But do democrats really want to play this game? Is every Senator who opposes Judge Kavanaugh willing to put his or her high school record out there for scrutiny?

Why did Senator Feinstein wait to reveal the letter until after the confirmation hearings and just a day before the committee was scheduled to vote?

I’m sorry, but this is nothing short of character assassination for all of us to see, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat.

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Hugh Hewitt: The McConnell Miracle


America is witnessing what we can rightly call the “McConnell Miracle.”

I recently asked Senator Mitch McConnell if his record on judicial appointments was the most important part of his legacy as leader of the Senate and he said:

“I think the decision not to fill the Scalia vacancy [in 2016] was the most consequential decision of my career. And I think the follow-up on that, to not only fill the Supreme Court vacancies, but put in place men and women [on the federal courts of appeals] who believe that the job is to interpret the law into as many places as we can, particularly at the Circuit Court level, for as long as we’re in the majority…”

He’s absolutely right. Had Hillary Clinton been elected president, the courts would have shifted quickly and far to the left. Instead, the Supreme Court and lower courts will remain committed to constitutional textualism and to the personal liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

And that, is the McConnell Miracle.

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Assad Threatens Again; Obama Reenters the Stage


Townhall Review – September 15, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher take a look at the crisis in Syria, with Assad threatening to use chemical weapons. Michael Medved questions the importance of the anonymous New York Times op-ed that Democrats are salivating over. Mark Davis comments on former President Obama breaking past-president protocol, publicly criticizing the current President and the Republican Party. Google’s CEO snubs the U.S. Senate, ignoring a request to talk about media censorship. Dennis Prager and Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy discuss the media bias against Prager University. Michael Medved’s guest, John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers, says recent tariffs imposed by President Trump are causing auto prices to soar. Hugh Hewitt talks with Ken Starr, who’s Special Counsel work lead to President Clinton’s impeachment, about the likelihood of Trump’s impeachment. Dennis Prager and his producer Allen Estrin discuss President Trump’s phone call with Jewish leaders in media and politics.

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Lanhee Chen: President Obama’s Revisionist History


President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail last week, with a strident and wide-ranging rebuke of President Trump and Republicans. He was asking voters to remember “the good old days”—when he was in charge.  

But let’s not forget the fruits of his labor: Here at home, he oversaw anemic economic growth, fought for a costly health care law that has increased insurance premiums and imposed stifling regulations. Abroad, he pursued a foolish nuclear deal with Iran, failed to articulate a comprehensive strategy for eradicating radical Islamic terrorism, and did not deal decisively with Syria—a failing that has resulted in human suffering, to this day. 

During campaign season, it’s natural for politicians to exaggerate a little in making their case.  But we shouldn’t let President Obama get away with complete rewrite of his own history in office.

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