Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

Michael Medved: “Last Hurrah” for the Boomer Generation?

As the presidential campaign heats up, leaders over 70 control our politics. If Trump wins re-election, he’d be 78 at his term’s end—the oldest president ever.

Elizabeth Warren would be 75, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg would both be 81, and Bernie Sanders would hit 83. Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Pelosi is already 79 and Senate leader Mitch McConnell, 77.

New York attorney Thomas Dewey notes this domination by senior citizens is new: Bill Clinton took office at age 46, and George W. Bush followed him at 54, beating the 52-year-old Vice President, Al Gore. Mr. Dewey seems puzzled by these contrasts, but they actually reflect the unshakable domination of government and culture by Baby Boomers, who ruled the roost in their 50s and still hold sway in their 70s. Members of this post-war population bulge could still reign past their 80s or, more plausibly, 2020 will be their Last Hurrah.

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The Nation Honors George H.W. Bush


Townhall Review – December 8, 2018

Hugh Hewitt is joined by Michael Shear of the New York Times to look at the life and legacy of George H. W. Bush. Michael Medved talks about George H. W. Bush and his election campaigns against Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Dennis Prager and French media analyst Philippe Karsenty discuss the rioting in Paris against the rise in gasoline taxes. Hugh Hewitt and Pete Peterson, Dean of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, talk about the Democrats victories in Orange County California and what that trend might mean. Hugh Hewitt interviews the son of the late columnist Charles Krauthammer, Daniel, about the book, Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors, that was started by Charles and finished by Daniel. Dennis Prager asks pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton why people are marrying later, if at all, and having children later, if at all. Michael Medved asks if political speeches are being “dumbed down” for black audiences.

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Talks Victory at Supreme Court

Townhall Review — June 09, 2018 

Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved speak with Jack Phillips, owner of The Masterpiece Cake Shop, and ADF lead council, Kristin Waggoner, to recount their six-year battle against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking ruling in favor of religious liberty. Michael Medved discusses the “Me Too” Movement’s next target, Bill Clinton. 98.9 FM The Answer’s Chuck Douglas speaks with Vice President Mike Pence for an insider view into what it’s like to be President Trump’s #2. Dennis Prager discusses the modern evangelicals’ unsettling exodus from the primary shaping force of Christianity, the Bible. Hugh Hewitt presses US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain the policy for separating immigrant children from their parents after they cross the border illegally. Mike Gallagher discusses the Democrats’ opposition to the President’s “right to try” law which grants terminally ill patients access to experimental treatments that have not yet been cleared by the FDA.

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Former Hillary Advisor Calls for End to Mueller Investigation

Townhall Review – May 26, 2018

Hugh Hewitt sits down with Mark Peen, pollster and adviser to former President Bill Clinton about his op-ed piece calling for an end to the Mueller investigation. Mike Gallagher speaks with Mercedes Schlapp, White House Director of Strategic Communication, about President Trump’s plans to stop funding of abortion via Planned Parenthood. Michael Medved explains how Planned Parenthood has the most to lose. Larry Elder takes a look at the FBI’s intrusion into the 2016 Trump campaign by planting a spy within the campaign. Michael Medved looks at how the media and Nancy Pelosi took President Trump’s comments on immigrants out of context and how they are damaging their own credibility. Dennis Prager looks at the link between bullying and school shootings.

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Jerry Bowyer: Tax Reform and a Chance to Make up for Lost Decade

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Last week, Republican leaders announced their tax reform plans.

The good news is that they’re pro-growth: US corporate tax rates are today the highest in the developed world, and our current system perversely punishes American companies for bringing profits back from their foreign sales. The GOP plan fixes that problem. It also cuts taxes for what has been labeled “flow through” businesses —small and family-owned businesses often use that form. My own family business uses it. The reason it’s important to cut taxes these types of small businesses is because American jobs are almost all created the same way: by small businesses becoming big businesses.

It’s been a pretty bad decade for the U.S. economy: a terrible recession followed by barely a whiff of a recovery.

That lost decade has cost us standing abroad and frayed the social fabric at home. We can end that by embracing the growth model of JFK, Reagan and Gingrich/Clinton.

Americans can’t afford another lost decade.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Media’s Hyperbole Over Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Comments

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President Trump’s “fire and fury” comments about North Korea set off the predictable hyperbole among his blindly furious foes on the cable shows, few of whom seem to grasp that the North Korea crisis has been growing since almost the Armistice was signed and accelerating since Bill Clinton’s much-celebrated then and understood as disastrous today deal of 1994.

Neither George W. Bush’s nor Barack Obama’s various diplomatic overtures yielded much besides more tests, more time, and now more nukes and missiles. Blunt—indeed provocative—talk may or may not work but it can’t be said that Trump was upsetting a successful strategy put in motion by his predecessors.

The villain on the Korean peninsula is Kim Jung Un. American media in love with hating Donald Trump can continue in their patterns, but suggesting Trump is somehow the source of the problem in Pyongyang is a poker tell of incredible ignorance about the region, and perhaps a fundamental inability to report the news.

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Michael Medved: Stop The Impeachment Daydreams

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Democrats who prattle endlessly about impeaching President Trump are deluding themselves and damaging the country. Not only do they lack convincing evidence of impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” but they also possess no understanding of the lessons of history.

Only three presidents have ever confronted serious impeachment proceedings: Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. In each of those situations, the embattled president faced a hostile Congress, with House and Senate overwhelmingly controlled by the opposition party. In none of those cases, did the accused president lose the support of his own party’s representatives.

To remove Trump from office would take every single Democratic Senator, plus 19 of the 52 Republicans—an impossibility in an age of partisanship. Instead of indulging toxic impeachment daydreams, Democrats should wake up and try to work with the president, whatever his imperfections.

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