Tag Archives: California

David Davenport: Localism Still Alive, Even in California

In a move with national implications, the California legislature halted a bill to force local governments to increase housing density. Think multiple homes on single lots and apartment buildings near transit centers.

It was a battle between Governor Gavin Newsom and Democrats on one side addressing a housing crisis, and California residents who had bought into their California dream communities on the other. Above all, it was a question of local control.

Liberals said there was no time to debate or compromise, this was a crisis. Everything in government is now wars and emergencies: Wars on poverty, crime, drugs, terror and 31 states of national emergency. We need action now.

Finally, a few Democrats who represented suburban districts said let’s take more time with this, seek something less extreme, find a compromise.

Good for them. Localism is still alive, even in California.

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Whistleblower Exposes Google’s Bias Against Conservatives

Townhall Review – June 29, 2019

Hugh Hewitt turns to Eliana Johnson of Politico to talk about Iran and the President’s last-minute decision not to take military action.

Dennis Prager and James O’Keefe of Project Veritas talk about a Google whistleblower who revealed a Google document that labels Prager and other conservatives as “Nazis.”

Seth Leibsohn talks with writer Kevin Williamson concerning his National Review article about former Vice-President Joe Biden titled “Joe and the Segs.”

Larry Elder explains why he doesn’t believe presidential hopeful and former Vice-President Joe Biden has a chance the nomination.

Hugh Hewitt asks Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, if California Governor Gavin Newsom’s health care proposal for illegal immigrants is a step towards an eventual presidential candidacy.

Mike Gallagher talks about U. S. House Democrats and their attempt to push a “Reparations Bill” through Congress.

Dennis Prager explains why marriage is good for individuals.

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Trump Gets a Big Win with Mexico

Townhall Review – June 15, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talk about Federal Court appointments.

Sebastian Gorka and Grant Stinchfield of NRA TV examines the issue of gun control.

Hugh Hewitt asks New York Times reporter Michael Shear about his article on the Mexican tariffs and the agreement between Mexico and the U.S.

Larry Elder talks about increasing taxes in California to pay for health care for illegal immigrants.

Seth Leibsohn and Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Samuel Green talk about a troubling case in Phoenix against two artists.

Dan Proft and David Harsanyi of the Federalist on climate change and the dire predictions that have not yet panned out.

Mike Gallagher is taken back by some of the crazy things Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has said.

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David Davenport: California Chips Away at Individual Freedom

California has decided sodas are the new tobacco, with five bills introduced in the legislature to limit sales. If they pass, you won’t be able to buy sodas larger than 16 ounces, you won’t find them in check-out lines, and there will be extra fees.

New York introduced a bill banning large sodas and it was blocked by a judge. While it was in effect the data showed people actually bought more sodas. And there are very different interpretations of the effects of a soda tax.

But the real issue is individual freedom. Isn’t drinking a soda your decision, not the government’s? If they are dangerous to health, isn’t education the answer, not regulation?

The nanny state keeps regulating us more and more at the cost of individual freedom. What’s next: banning meat and dairy products in school lunches? Oops, that bill has been introduced in California also.

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Democrats Press Green New Deal While Socialism Breaks Venezuela

Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – February 16, 2019

Larry Elder looks at the trend toward socialism with a closer look at his home state, California. Sebastian Gorka talks with Lanhee Chen about the Green New Deal. Hugh Hewitt asks Senator Tom Cotton if his Congressional colleagues knew what they were doing when they endorsed the Green New Deal. Hugh Hewitt and retired Admiral James Stavridis, former head of the Southern Command, talk about what’s happening in Venezuela. Mike Gallagher talks with Texas state legislator Tan Parker about his efforts to combat the growing late-term abortion movement. Dennis Prager asks National Review’s Kyle Smith of the alleged attempted lynching of actor Jussie Smollet is real…or a hoax. Dennis Prager and economist Alex Epstein talk industrial progress and how the New Green Deal could reverse the progress. Dennis Prager asks Focus on the Family CEO Jim Daly about their efforts to counter the threat to life in the wake of the pro-abortion avalanche.

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Crisis in Venezuela; Maduro’s Days Numbered

Townhall Review – February 2, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher examine the leadership crisis in Venezuela and what the U.S. Military can do.

Dennis Prager and Mary O’Grady of the Wall Street Journal look at the problems facing the Venezuelan military and national guard.

Sebastian Gorka invites Marji Ross, Publisher of Regnery Books, to talk about Karen Pence’s book, Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, and the controversy over Karen’s decision to go back to teaching, part-time.

Larry Elder looks at institutional racism and how Hollywood is handling it.

Sebastian Gorka asks Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, for his take on the lawsuits facing Pacific Gas & Electric stemming from the devastating California wildfires.

Dennis Prager talks with British historian Andrew Roberts about the fascinating life of Winston Churchill.

Mike Gallagher and actress Shari Rigby talk about her movie portrayal of Gladys Staines, an Australian missionary whose husband and children were murdered by Hindu radicals in India.

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