Hugh Hewitt speaks with Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent for CNN, about his new book, “The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America.”Read More »
Townhall Review – November 10, 2018
A look at the election with Hugh Hewitt and Robert Costa, National Political Reporter for the Washington Post. Dennis Prager looks at the Democratic spin on the election with John Fund, columnist for National Review. The gloves are off as the Democrats are again calling for “Impeachment.” Congressman Mike Gallagher talks with Hugh Hewitt. Salem host Mike Gallagher gives his analysis of the vote the day after the midterms. Dennis Prager speaks with Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Kate Anderson about a case in Anchorage, Alaska involving a women’s shelter. Hugh Hewitt talks with Tyler Spady, a survivor of the mass shooting at the Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Michael Medved asks why “hate speech” is acceptable on CNN, or anywhere else.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
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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).Read More »
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).Read More »