Davenport: Win or Lose, The ACA Has Federalized Health Care

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No matter how the efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare turn out, I’m sorry to say that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has federalized health care forever. It has changed the conversation so that, instead of debating whether the federal government should or constitutionally may take over health care, we...

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Lanhee Chen: A Plea for Nuance in Polarized Times

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The views held by the protestors in the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia—the voices of white supremacy, neo-Nazi organizations and the KKK—have no place in our society. But make no mistake: There are other—credible—voices on the political right in America today that have been marginalized on college campuses and other...

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Michael Medved: The Real Reason the South Left the Union

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Tragic recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia raise new questions about an old debate. Why did Southern states leave the Union in the first place, resulting in a war that killed more than 700,000 Americans? Mississippi, the 2nd of 11 states that ultimately seceded from the federal government, gave a clear...

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Media and Trump Battle Over Racism

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The Townhall Review — August 26, 2017 President Trump, in a speech before America, explains his new way to look at Afghanistan. Senator Tom Cotton gives Hugh Hewitt his take and understanding of what is at state. Joining Mike Gallagher, Steven Bucci, a retired Army Special Forces officer and top...

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Jerry Bowyer: Time For Idle Hands to Get to Work

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Virtually all Americans agree that the KKK is a vile, racist group has no place in contemporary public debate. What constructive action can we take? If you really hate the KKK, then cut taxes. Data show that poor economic performance enflames racial tension. According to Gallup polling, after the Bush...

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Hugh Hewitt: The White House West Wing (Staff) Renovation

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The exit of Stephen K. Bannon completes a restructuring of the West Wing that began almost as soon as the president took office and is now apparently complete. Like the physical renovation of the West Wing, it was noisy, not very attractive … but it was necessary. What is needed...

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Dennis Prager: A Win for Political Tolerance

On Wednesday night last week I had the privilege of serving as guest conductor of Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. It was particularly sweet because of the efforts by many who worked against me. Members of the orchestra and Santa Monica political...

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Another Weekend of Turmoil Over Monuments

An anti-confederate protest in Houston was so volatile, the cops’ horses wore protective gear (KTRK). If something even resembles a confederate flag, it’s coming down (NY Post). Duke rewarded those vandalizing a statue by removing it (Reuters). Statues were removed over night at the University of Texas (CBS News...

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Hugh Hewitt: Charlottesville Violence and the Legal Consequences

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All law students taking a First Amendment course, or even a constitutional law survey course, learn the rule of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a case that grew out of a 1964 KKK rally near Cincinnati. Brandenburg provides “that the constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a...

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Michael Medved: The Overhyped “Dangerous Divisions”

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Following the horrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the public seems deeply alarmed at the deep and dangerous divisions in the country. But what are the substantive issues that actually divide the country? When it comes to hate festivals staged by neo-Nazis and the KKK, there is virtually no disagreement: nearly...

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Charlottesville Puts the Spotlight on Neo-Nazi Hate

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Townhall Review–August 19, 2017. Hugh Hewitt invites Politico’s Jake Sherman to review President Trump’s comments following the Charlottesville, Virginia demonstration. While on the Mike Gallagher show, Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire scolded president Trump’s remarks. Gallagher also interviews Rich Lowry, of the National Review, on his article criticizing the...

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Media Use of SPLC a Blight on Credibility

“Fake News” is a dirty word in the media.  The ultimate insult. The hope, in many media ranks, is it will someday be relegated to the word prison reserved for insults so awful, you can’t say them out loud in any company. The kind that even Rolling Stone refuses to...

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Hugh Hewitt: A Hard Lesson: Presidents Don’t Get Mulligans

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On Monday, the president gave a formal response to the alt-right, neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville in which he denounced the KKK, racism and neo-Nazi groups in no uncertain terms. He ought to be commended for his clear statement on Monday. But—there’s no doubt about it—he ought to have made that...

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Albert Mohler: Why Is It Fine to Criticize Christianity but Not Islam?

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A public radio station in Berkeley, California, KPFA, recently dis-invited world-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins due to his alleged “abusive speech” about Islam. Over the years, Richard Dawkins has basically insulted the intelligence of anyone and everyone who believes in God. He has made extremely caustic comments about Christianity and every...

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Hugh Hewitt: Supporting Our Troops in Dangerous Times

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Recently an Iranian drone came within 100 yards of an American F-18 in the Persian Gulf. After a U.S. Navy ship fired warning shot, an Iran Navy patrol boat charged our ship before veering away. Recently I asked National Security Advisor General H. R. McMaster if the rules of engagement...

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