Tag Archives: 2020

Hong Kong Fights for Freedom; U.S. Fights for 355-Ship Navy

Townhall Review – August 24, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton examine the turmoil and tension in Hong Kong.

Sebastian Gorka and Liel Leibovitz, senior writer for Tablet Magazine, discuss the two notorious U.S. House “Squad” members, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Mike Allen of Axios about the negative press coverage of President Trump.

Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher discuss the need for building up our Naval Fleet and the possible Chinese crackdown in Hong Kong.

Brian Whitman and Jennifer Horn from AM870 The Answer, ask Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Public Policy about the California DMV’s bungling of the motor voter program.

Seth Leibsohn talks with Mark Bauerlein, Senior Editor for First Things and consultant to the State of Florida, where he advises on the high school reading curriculum.

Dennis Prager talks with Douglas Carswell, author and former British Member of Parliament about his book, “Progress Vs Parasites: A Brief History of the Conflict that’s Shaped our World.”

Sam Malone of Salem’s AM1070 The Answer in Houston talks about Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, and her work to convince voters that Joe can beat Trump in 2020.

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Hugh Hewitt: After Mueller: The Tide Has Turned

After the latest testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller, the tide has very clearly turned—and Trump now has a distinct advantage as we move into 2020.

No: President Trump has not yet been fully vindicated. Only his reelection will provide that.

But Trump has decisively repulsed the attempt to deny him the opportunity to win that vindication at the polls in November next year.

The president is now going on the offensive.

He’ll argue that the real scandal was the attempt to keep him from winning election and, once having won election, from governing. His opponents did so by shocking means far outside the norms of law and U.S. politics.

Trump will make this argument simply by force of repetition.

That the attack on Trump has decisively failed is not open to debate—except by people unfamiliar with “sunk costs.”

It was a terrible strategy from the start, that which the Democrats embrace, and it ended badly for everyone—except Donald Trump.

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Remembering D-Day; Remembering Tiananmen

Townhall Review – June 8, 2019

Seth Leibsohn reflects on the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident in Beijing, China.

Hugh Hewitt asks Congressman Mike Gallagher for his take on containing China’s usurpation of U.S. world leadership.

Sam Malone talks with Steven Bucci, former Special Forces Officer now with the Heritage Foundation, about remembering D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator Rick Scott, whose dad was part of the invasion force at Normandy on D-Day.

Ed Martin talks with John Schlafly about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on a question about citizenship in the 2020 census.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Anna Timmer, who took Congressman Justin Amash to task for calling for the impeachment of President Trump.

Dennis Prager talks with Professor Robert Epstein, one-time Editor in Chief of Psychology Today about his study that uncovered political bias in such companies as Google and Facebook.

Dennis Prager talks about loneliness being a result of “kinlessness.”

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Michael Medved: The Key Three Will Determine Everything

Democrats won’t repeat their huge mistake of 2016—focusing on the popular vote and national polling while ignoring crucial mechanics of the Electoral College.

To unseat Trump, the Democrats must flip at least three of the nine crucial swing states Trump won last time. Now that won’t be easy, with perennial battlegrounds Ohio and Florida trending in a strongly Republican direction.

Instead, Democrats will concentrate on three heartland pick-ups: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

In all three states, Republicans fared very badly in 2018, losing Senate and governor’s races. Trump needs to hold just one of these three keystones and he’ll win: even if Democrats take both Michigan and Pennsylvania—the two larger prizes of the “key three”—Trump still gets 270 and wins the presidency by a single electoral vote.

Look for another close, fierce, fight to the finish!

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Michael Medved: Altering America Beyond Recognition

Every election, candidates claim: “This is the most important election of our lifetime” but that’s generally untrue. For better or worse, no President since Reagan has profoundly transformed the country, but 2020 could well be different.

Democrats seem determined to run on a radical, irresponsible platform that includes the Green New Deal, race-based reparations, Medicare for all, “soak the rich” Tax hikes, and free pre-school and college. Such programs would bring a vast expansion of the welfare state, strangling growth and swelling budget deficits.

Even worse, Democrats seek permanent rule by discarding the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, and destroying conservative media with some version of the discredited “fairness doctrine.” They also seek instant statehood for Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico—guaranteeing four new Democratic Senators. If Democrats sweep both White House and Senate next year, America could be altered beyond recognition – perhaps beyond recovery.

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Lanhee Chen: What We’re Learning From the Slate of Democratic Presidential Candidates

The 2020 Democratic presidential field continues to take shape, and what’s been more revealing are the people who have decided not to run, as opposed to those who have.

Mike Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, would have been a formidable candidate with his wealth and moderate positions on economic issues.  He’s not running.

Sherrod Brown, a US Senator from c, would have brought a liberal pragmatic voice to the primary campaign.  He’s not running either.

Those who are left are either extreme liberals like Beto, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, or previously moderate Democrats like former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper who now struggled to even admit that he’s a capitalist.

With Medicare-for-all and the Green New Deal dominating the policy discussion amongst the contenders, we shouldn’t be surprised that centrist Americans have been squeezed out of the Democratic Party.

And that’s a trend that works in President Trump’s favor as he seeks re-election in 2020.

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