Tag Archives: China

Democrats Again on Defensive Over Tlaib Remarks

Townhall Review – May 18, 2019

Mike Gallagher looks at the disturbing trend toward anti-Semitism in the U. S. House of Representatives.

Dennis Prager talks to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach who is embroiled in a battle with Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Politico reporter Eliana Johnson about the anti-Semitic comments made by Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib.

Hugh Hewitt and Townhall journalist Katie Pavlich talk about her recent trip with U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the impromptu stop in Baghdad.

Mike Gallagher comments on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign promise to repeal President Trump’s tax cut.

Hugh Hewitt talks with CNN’s Jim Sciutto about his book, “The Shadow War – Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America.”

Mike Gallagher talks to Dennis Prager about his battle with Google, Facebook, and others over censorship of PragerU.

Dennis Prager comments on an elementary school principal in Pennsylvania who was pressured to stop saying “God Bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The American Navy in the Face of the Threat From China

Townhall Review – March 23, 2019

 

Hugh Hewitt discusses the Navy’s proposal to mothball the carrier USS Truman while it still has lot’s of useful service years left.

Mike Gallagher examines one of the Democrat presidential candidates, Beto O’Rourke.

Dennis Prager gives his take on the Democrat’s reparations movement.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill about the constitutionality of President Trump’s emergency declaration.

Sebastian Gorka asks Liel Leibovitz,  journalist, author, and media critic about the disturbing growth of anti-Semitism.

Hugh Hewitt talks about his concern that only 7 blacks out of a class total of 895 were admitted to a prestigious New York high school.

Hugh Hewitt talks to Arthur Brooks about his new book, Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt.

Hugh Hewitt asks Howard Schulz, former Starbucks CEO, about his independent run for U. S. President and his book, From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.

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Jerry Bowyer: Persecution Is an All-Around Bad Idea

We’ve seen headlines coming out of China recently about a flagging economy—and we’ve seen headlines about a government crackdown on the Christian faith. Perhaps these two are related.

Two friends who are also experts on the Chinese economy, point out how evangelical Christians in China tend to be successful entrepreneurs.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is known to be a student of history. Here’s a good study topic, 300 years ago the French Royalty persecuted and drove out their evangelical Huguenot citizens, who were also the core of the entrepreneurial class. The resulting economic stagnation helped lead to the French revolution and the death of the royal class.

Chinese elites fear economic stagnation could lead to revolution. Then they should stop cracking down on tens of millions of China’s most economically productive citizens.

That’s a bad idea anytime, but especially during an economic slowdown, and has a history of bad endings.

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Jerry Bowyer: China Is Both Wrong and Foolish in Persecuting the Church

Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church in China has been in detention for over a month now—along with his wife and dozens of church members.

Christianity has been growing rapidly in China, which apparently frightens President Xi Jinping. His fear is misplaced. Chinese Christians are good citizens and productive workers. Instead of fearing the growth of the church, Xi should fear the consequences of his own crackdown.

We’re engaged in a research project which shows the correlation between persecution and regime change. It’s abundantly clear: Regimes which persecute the Church are much more likely to be removed.

Since 2000, the 50 worst persecutors have seen a sky high 38 percent rate of forced regime change.

Just by numbers alone: If the Chinese government is concerned about losing power, the last thing they should be doing is persecuting the Church.

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Hugh Hewitt: 2020 Election Will Be About National Security

No matter how long this government shutdown lasts or how many more follow, 2020 will actually be a national security election, not an election about shutdown.

 

In the wake of Secretary of State Pompeo’s and National Security Advisor Bolton’s recent trips to the greater Middle East, we have to focus on the combustible situation in the region. It echoes that of the Balkans in the run-up to World War I. Of course, we also have the emergent threat from China … and, yes, there’s a new nuclear arms race.

 

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we’ve gone from euphoria through catastrophe into confusion, one which led President Obama into the fantastical view that he could remake the world by ignoring its truths.

 

We’re back where we didn’t expect to be again: Superpower competition at every level, often just under the “kinetic” phase.

 

2020 is going to be a national security election.

 

The choice: More of Trump and his policies? or back to Obama-era make-believe?

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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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