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Albert Mohler: Love of Neighbor and our First Freedom

A chilling headline ran over Easter weekend from CNN: “Louisville Police Officers to Record License Plate Numbers of Easter Weekend Church Goers.”

Over the course of this pandemic, I’ve argued that churches should follow generally applicable shelter-in-place orders—that these orders and guidelines do not violate religious liberty.

Indeed, we ought to comply with them out of love of neighbor.

But if policies single out churches and religious groups, it becomes an entirely different issue—an unconstitutional violation of religious liberty.

Over the course of the last several weeks, government officials have crossed the line.

In the case of Louisville, it took a restraining order from United States District Court Judge Justin Walker to curtail Mayor Greg Fischer’s attempt to prevent drive-in church gatherings.

The Judge said, “The mayor’s decision is stunning, and it is ‘beyond all reason’ unconstitutional.”

Consider this, in America in 2020, comes the threat that they’re taking names and they’re taking numbers.

It’s extremely important that all American Christians take note—and in a hurry.

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Michael Medved: Israel’s “National Unity” Compromise

The coronavirus forced a resolution of Israel’s polarizing, paralyzing political stalemate. Benny Gantz, the former army chief-of-staff who fought Prime Minister Netanyahu to a virtual tie in three national elections in the course of a year, finally accepted his rival’s invitation to join “an emergency national unity government” to fight the pandemic.

To do so, Gantz had to split with the left-leaning elements of his Blue-and-White Party. Now this isn’t a betrayal—it’s a demonstration of putting patriotism above party. Netanyahu also agreed to concessions—after 18 more months in the top job, Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister will also step down and enable his new partner to become Prime Minister for the next eighteen months. The clearest winner in all this is the nation of Israel, which sends a message to her American friends about the importance of coalition and compromise, especially in times of peril.

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Michael Medved: The Real Story Behind Israeli Elections

American conservatives who view Israeli elections on September 17th as a simple “yes” or “no” on Prime Minister Netanyahu, will miss the underlying good news about the electorate. Polling shows complete collapse of the Israeli left; the secular, socialist Labor Party that dominated the first 30 years of Israel’s modern history, will barely win 5 percent of the new Knesset.

All left-leaning parties, including the “Joint List” that represents Israeli Arabs, draw a combined total of only a fourth of the voters. Even the centrist “Blue and White” Party that is challenging Netanyahu’s Likud for national leadership, is decidedly conservative by historic standards, led by former generals. Despite the distracting headlines about Netanyahu and corruption charges against him, the Israeli public shows growing commitment to free markets, religiosity and a strong security policy.

Whatever the final results, the voters have undeniably moved to the right.

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The 2020 Campaign Begins

Townhall Review – June 22, 2019

The President launches his “Keep America Great” re-election campaign with an Orlando blockbuster.

Hugh Hewitt and Robert Costa of the Washington Post offer their take on the rally.

Mike Gallagher talks with Marc Lotter, Director of Strategic Communications for the Trump campaign, about the enthusiasm generated in preparation for the President’s re-election rally.

Bob Frantz turns to Daniel Horowitz of the Conservative Review to look at the health crisis at our southern border.

Sebastian Gorka asks Nigel Farage, Brexit Party founder, about the latest on the Brexit movement.

Hugh Hewitt and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham talk about foreign hot spots and the challenges faced by the Trump administration.

Hugh Hewitt is joined by Alan Sears, founder of Alliance Defending Freedom, about his book on the personal faith of President Eisenhower, “The Soul of an American President.”

Hugh Hewitt talks with Dr. Albert Mohler about his book, “The Apostle’s Creed – Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits.”

Mark Davis talks with David Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution about his book, “How Public Policy Became War.”

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Jim Daly: Americans Are Beginning to See Life More Clearly

Good news for pre-born babies in last weekend’s box office headlines: To the shock of many in Hollywood, the movie Unplanned opened by making $6.1 million. Unplanned features the story of former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson who defected from the organization and became a pro-life activist.

Now I’m no Hollywood expert, but I was not surprised by how well the movie performed. People are growing frustrated with out of touch politicians who have overreached by allowing abortion rights right up until birth, and even after being born. Yes, that’s infanticide.

To show your support for life, join Focus on the Family in Times Square for “Alive from New York” on May 4th. We’re going to show live 4D ultrasounds. After seeing these images no one should question whether life inside the womb is a human being. Americans are beginning to see life more clearly, and maybe even Hollywood.

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The Case Against Masterpiece Cakeshop Crumbles

Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – March 9, 2019

Larry Elder, ADF Senior Vice President Kristen Waggoner and Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips talk about Colorado’s decision to stop harassing Jack.

Mark Davis and ADF Senior Counsel Matt Sharp discuss the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

Mike Gallagher and Kellyanne Conway talk about their concern with the leftward direction of the Democrat party.

Dennis Prager examines what is behind the Left’s latest attack on the concept of “Preserving American Heritage.”

Seth Leibsohn and Arizona congressman Andy Biggs look at the Democrat leadership’s failure to reign in the socialist and anti-Semitic freshmen.

Pawn Stars host Rick Harrison joins Sebastian Gorka to talk about Rick’s comparison of socialism to heroin.

As the far-left, many colleges, the media, and many in government are championing trans-gender males competing as females against female, many female athletes are crying foul! Dennis Prager examines.

Larry Elder and president and CEO at the Pacific Research Institute look at the Democrat’s Medicare-for-All proposal.

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Jerry Bowyer: Economic Growth and American Greatness


It appears that the economy is slowing down and that markets are signaling even further weakening. I’ve been an economic optimist since the Trump election—especially when he made broad-based tax cuts a priority. But I did warn that the effects of the tax cuts would be short-term unless he continued to push in a pro-growth direction.

But after the cuts, the president instead pivoted towards increasing taxes on international trade. Make no mistake: tariffs are taxes. And as such, they choke growth.

And that’s exactly what has been happening.

Economic growth has gone from a sizzling summer of over 4 percent to an average fall at under 3 1/2 percent and the winter looks like it might be cooling down to under 3 percent.

If—in the president’s language—we want to make America great again—and we really want to beat China, growth is the way to do it.

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