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A Supreme Court Nominee and the Confirmation Battle that Awaits


Townhall Review – July 14, 2018

Hugh Hewitt is joined by Leonard Leo, head of the Federalist Society, to look at the confirmation process for the newly-nominated U. S. Supreme Court Justice. Mike Gallagher turns to Wendy Long to examine the vicious partisanship expected during the confirmation process. CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joins Hugh Hewitt with his analysis of the nominee and the confirmation. Michael Medved speaks with economist Stephen Moore about the latest jobs report. Larry Elder’s guest, Walter Williams, author, columnist, and economics professor at George Mason University, explains why parenting is the number one problem facing education in our African-American urban areas. Mike Gallagher discusses NATO with Michael Desch, Director of the National Security Center at Notre Dame. Dennis Prager asks some questions about the growing “rudeness” phenomenon.

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Jerry Bowyer: It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Shooting Florida

In the election of 1992 James Carville and Democrats famously said: “It’s the economy, stupid.” And they kept saying it through the reelection and the impeachment defense. Clinton argued that elites were disconnected from the kitchen table economic concerns of ordinary Americans and caught up in wedge issues and the politics of personal destruction.

Democrats argued against impeaching Clinton—for lying in his testimony about sexual misconduct—because it would threaten record highs in the Dow.

My how times have changed. Now the left plays down the importance of the economy. Newly minted pundit, Jay-Z argues on CNN  that record lows in black unemployment don’t really matter.

Well they matter to the people who are getting out of the unemployment lines. They matter to their spouses and to their children. Low black unemployment matters to neighborhoods and whole communities.

To most of us, it’s still the economy that matters and politicians who ignore that fact are, well like the man said, stupid.

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Michael Medved: Double Standards In The War Between White House And Media

Opioid

For all his vast power, the President of the United States is always at a structural disadvantage in a “war” with the media. The First Amendment protects press rights to criticize the government, and everyone expects such criticism. But if government—or the president, as head of government—strikes back by assailing media, there’s an uneasy hint of bullying or oppression.

President Trump isn’t exceptional in generating media hostility, but Barack Obama was exceptional in avoiding such scrutiny for eight years. What’s more, there’s a double standard on defining victory in battles between the administration and the press. CNN would celebrate if it ever won 20 percent of the available viewing audience, but presidential approval ratings of just 20 percent would undermine chances for legislative and re-election success.

A president can’t win by exclusively catering to his most enthusiastic base, but a cable news operation can’t lose if it solely rallies its hard-core fans.

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Berkeley Now Says Coulter Can Speak on Campus

Coulter

But not on the day originally planned, not at the same location, among other demands (Washington Post).  Coulter has blasted Berkeley, saying she is speaking as originally agreed (Twitter). Originally, Cal State Berkeley also made several demands, which Coulter agreed to (YAF). As of early this morning, the Washington Examiner says the university and Coulter came to an agreement (Washington Examiner) though CNN indicates they have not (CNN).

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Democrats Call for Hearings over Man Taking Off United Flight

Democrats call for hearing

It goes from PR nightmare to political event (The Hill).  I don’t recall Democrats’ concern when TSA went overboard patting down a young boy (Washington Post). More on what occurred (CNN). Apparently this happened to writer David Freddoso in the past (Washington Examiner). From just over a year ago, a look United’s troubles (Bloomberg). In October, United Airlines moved a woman because “Pakistani Monks” didn’t want to sit by a female (CBS Los Angeles). From Mollie Hemingway: United should have simply started offering more money. If $800 wasn’t enough, what about $1,000? If $1,000 wasn’t enough, how about $1,200? (Federalist).

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12 States Consider Bills Requiring People Use Bathroom of Biological Sex

correlating bathroom use to biological sex

And the Trump executive order is helping (Washington Times).  From Owen Strachan:  The decision of the Trump administration to correlate bathroom usage with one’s biological sex is not a victory for any political group. It is a victory for common sense. It is an affirmation of basic human sanity (Center for Public Theology).  The transgender formerly known as Bruce is not happy (CNN).  Meanwhile, from Michael Brown:  What do Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, George Takei, and Milo Yiannopoulos have in common? They are all out and proud gay men, and they were all sexually abused as underage minors. Sadly, this is an extremely common occurrence, as there is frequently a connection between childhood sexual abuse and adult homosexuality (Townhall).

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Trump Rescinds Obama Demand that Schools Allow Transgenders in Preferred Bathrooms

President Trump rescinded Obama-era guidance transgender students

Or, as ABC News put it with their own spin, “rescinded Obama-era guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity” (ABC News).  With a little more spin, CNN insists “The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students” (CNN).  From another story:  It will now be up to states and school districts to interpret whether federal sex discrimination law applies to gender identity (CBS News).  Dr. Albert Mohler looks at the media framing of the issue (Albert Mohler). Related audio from the White House (SONNetwork).

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