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Kaepernick in Search of a Team, Promises No More Protest

Kaepernick protest costs him his job

Ah, but the damage is already done (NY Daily News).  And teams apparently don’t want the distraction of a player who expresses his hatred for the country that gave him so much (MSN). The NFL watched their ratings plunge as others followed Kaepernick’s example. He’s poison, at this point. Coach Chip Kelly, fired after the season, let Kaepernick lead the team even after his constant anti-America display. The 49ers finished last.

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Greg Thornbury: Just Saying No Is not Enough

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When President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress this week, pundits—both on the left and right—agreed: this was a very fine moment for the new Commander-in-Chief.

The speech was filled was highlights for President Trump, but the best ones came when he said things any proud American should love, and the response of Democrats? Revealingly, they sat silent, hands folded, like an old Saharan Sphinx.

One laugh-out-loud funny moment came when the President announced a new partnership with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to help jumpstart the businesses of female entrepreneurs.

When the camera panned to Elizabeth Warren, she looked confused, and muttered, “What?!?” She looked like she wanted to applaud opportunities in new capital markets for women, but just couldn’t bring herself to do it.

That awkward response shows the dilemma of the Democratic Party. Just saying “no” to Trump is not enough.

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THR 3/4/17: Trump’s Powerful, Stirring Speech

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Michael Medved reflects on President Trump’s powerful and emotional address to Congress and the American people. Sheriff David Clarke examines Trump’s position and policies on immigration on the Mike Gallagher Show. Hugh Hewitt catches up with Andy Puzder—the man who should have been Secretary of Labor until the left mobilized to harass and intimidate him and his family. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, joins Michael Medved to discuss how the Republican Party can govern effectively. John Lott, author of “The War on Guns”, disputes a recent study aimed at misinforming the public about the relationship between crime and guns. Michael Medved discusses the infamous snafu at the Academy Awards when La La Land was mistakenly named Best Picture. Sean Hannity converses with Hugh Hewitt about the Democrats’ failed policies.

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Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast Features “Gay Moment”

Disney's first gay moment

The director of the film explains “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie” (LA Times).  Disney has already had their first animated gay kiss (Fox News).

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Mark Davis: Presidential Trump

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It was something to behold.  We’ve seen many Donald Trump speeches, but never anything quite like his address to a Joint Session of Congress.

It had a State of the Union feel, but with more people paying attention.  There was suspense—would this be campaign-rally Trump filled with self-praise? Inaugural Trump with daunting assessments of the crises we face?  What we got was an uplifting, unifying Trump.

From his very first words—a rebuke against hate—through themes of American jobs, borders and restoration of our global stature, it was definitely Trump’s agenda, but presented in a welcoming way that left skeptics and even critics asking, “Where has this guy been?”

When he paid tribute to the widow of fallen SEAL Ryan Owens, he brought a nation together. We all knew the address to Congress would come from President Trump; what we know now is how effective “Presidential Trump” can be.

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Michael Medved: Trump’s Habit: Turning Obstacles Into Advantages

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Even his harshest critics recognize President Trump’s habit of turning obstacles into advantages. In the primary campaign, the fact that 17 well-qualified Republicans ran against him was supposed to make his victory impossible. But it served to divide more cautious, mainstream voters while giving Trump an unbeatable edge among all those who hoped a non-politician might deliver dramatic change.

Similarly, the fact that pre-inaugural polls showed only a minority with high expectations for Trump’s White House could easily work to the new president’s advantage as he confounds dire predictions by opponents and the press.

Barack Obama had an approval rating of 81 percent when he took over the presidency so there was nowhere to go but down—and he lost Congress in a landslide two years later. For Trump, media skepticism about his abilities leaves him nowhere to go but up—and even modest success in achieving some of his initial goals should allow him to exceed expectations and build critical momentum.

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Albert Mohler: A Loss For Every American Citizen

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The state of Washington’s Supreme Court recently handed down a ruling that puts the religious liberty of all Americans at risk.

As the Associated Press reports, “The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously … that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s anti-discrimination law.”

The florist, Barronelle Stutzman, had served the same-sex couple in question many times in the past. What she objected to as a matter of Christian conscience was participation in a same-sex wedding.

Stutzman’s attorneys argued that flower arranging is an expressive ability that constitutes a form of speech protected by the Constitution under the First Amendment. The Washington court denied this and we can only ask, that if Barronelle Stutzman’s professional application of her ability as a florist is not speech and thus is not protected speech, then what about any other form of artistic expression?

This is not only a loss for one Washington state florist. It’s a loss every American citizen.

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