The Black Robe

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The nation is now engaged in a one of our most important democratic traditions: namely, the confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice. In this case, for Judge Neil Gorsuch, the first nominee of President Donald Trump. One of the most important observations came from Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska....

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THR 3/25/17: Judge Gorsuch Dazzles at Confirmation Hearings

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Michael Medved plays clips from Judge Neil Gorsuch’s impressive performance during his Senate confirmation hearings. Hugh Hewitt talks with Speaker Paul Ryan about the state of the Obamacare repeal and replace bill. Mike Gallagher brings clarity to the Trump surveillance issue with reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Lanhee Chen of the Hoover...

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Michael Medved: Losing Ground In The Happiness Rankings

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The Sustainable Development Solutions network, an initiative of the UN, is out with its yearly “World Happiness Report,” in which respondents around the globe were asked how close their current circumstances came to their “best possible life.” The United States placed 14th of the 155 surveyed nations—well ahead of Germany,...

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David Davenport: Young People Robbed Of Individualism

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America used to be a land of “rugged individualism.” People came to this country so that the key decisions about their lives would no longer be made by kings and queens, or the church, or their social class, but rather for themselves. Individual freedom was promised by the Declaration of...

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Democrats Gear Up for Gorsuch Hearing

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Gorsuch confirmation hearing begins today (PBS).  From another story:  While Democratic leaders have revived their public criticism of Neil Gorsuch in recent days, liberal advocacy groups have all but abandoned efforts to defeat his nomination through public opinion — with scant paid issue advertising or public rallies (Fox News). ...

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David Davenport: Bad News From the Index of Economic Freedom

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The 2017 Index of Economic Freedom has been released and it contains some bad news for Americans.  The U.S. dropped 6 positions in the ranking of economic freedom around the world to #17, its lowest level since these studies have been published.  While most nations of the world increased their...

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Media Help Tear Down AHCA

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From Ari Fleisher: Why are some press saying Ryan is trying to “ram” health bill through the House? It’s going through 4 committees. Worst “ram” I’ve ever seen (Twitter).  Some are offering an amendment to the current plan “focused on repealing Obamacare and bringing down the cost of premiums”...

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David Davenport: Trump’s Budget Asks: What Should Government Do?

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President Donald Trump’s first budget proposes some big changes. A much higher commitment to national defense is at the top of the list and, in order to fund that, less foreign aid, government regulation, and federal subsidies for research and the arts. What Trump is doing is returning to the...

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THR 3/18/17: Special Edition on the American Health Care Act

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In this special edition of the Townhall Review, we take a closer look at the American Health Care Act–the Republican bill that will repeal significant portions of the failing Obamacare law and replace it with free market solutions. First up, the Hoover Institution’s Lanhee Chen speaks with Michael Medved about...

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Rove: GOP Must Pass This AHCA Bill

From Karl Rove:  Yes, passing the bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will cause political problems—but not doing so will create far bigger ones. Failure would demonstrate that Republicans don’t keep their promises and can’t govern. It would gravely wound the new administration (WSJ).  From Daniel Henninger: …if health-care...

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Lanhee Chen: A Choice

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Liberals and many voices in elite media have touted the recent Congressional Budget Office analysis of the House Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as a reason to oppose it. But let’s be clear: The CBO estimates show that the legislation is fundamentally conservative. And while it’s not perfect,...

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Albert Mohler: The Supreme Court Says, “No

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Sometimes history is made in just one sentence. That was the case when the United States Supreme Court handed down a one-sentence statement saying that it will not hear the case concerning the big question of transgender rights, specifically the rights of transgender students in the public schools. When the...

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Hugh Hewitt: Republicans Keep Their Promise

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Republicans are keeping their promise to American voters. They have introduced the American Health Care Act. There are three main components of the AHCA that you should know about: • First, it repeals every single one of the taxes in Obamacare. The individual mandate and medical device tax are both...

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Greg Thornbury: Erosion Of Free Speech on Campus

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When social scientist Charles Murray spoke recently at Middlebury College, a crowd of unruly and angry students roared in protest until he was forced to flee the stage. They were protesting a more than 20 year old book called the “Bell Curve” which included statistics on IQ and racial and...

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