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Jerry Bowyer: The Crippling Load of Student Debt

Well, we just found out that student debt is at an all-time high. It’s just a whisker below 1.6 trillion dollars. Yes, trillion, with a “t.”

But it’s all worth it, right? Our young people need education. Not. So. Fast.

A new study shows the average freshly-minted college grad makes almost $11,000 less annually than he or she expected—and it’s true over a wide range of majors.

What gave these young people such unrealistic expectations? One factor is easy to recognize: Our serial exaggeration of the benefits expected from a degree.

Making it worse: Tuition has soared—faster than almost any other expense category in our economy. Recruiters and marketers have in turn hyped the value of their institutions and their degrees.

It’s time to scrap the myth that all young people should go to college, and that every school and every major is worth the price.

The debt load is simply crippling.

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President Trump Presses Back on Impeachment Threats; Iran Presses Ahead With Threatening Provocations

Townhall Review – May 25, 2019

Mike Gallagher looks at President Trump’s reaction to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s cover-up accusation.

Dennis Prager talks about former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign kickoff speech.

Hugh Hewitt talks with former Israel-U.S. Ambassador Michael Oren about the heightened tension around the Persian Gulf and Iran.

Mike Gallagher and Heather Mac Donald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author, details the problems with the SAT implementing an ‘adversity score’ for students applying to college.

Sebastian Gorka turns to Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute to examine the recent Australian elections.

Sebastian Gorka talks with former House speaker Newt Gingrich about his recent novel, “Collusion.”

Seth Leibsohn and Historian Wilfred McClay discuss  his new history book, “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American History.”

Larry Elder talks with John Lott, founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, about what Democrats are trying to do to remove all guns from our society.

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Socialism on Display: Venezuela Erupts Into Chaos

Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – May 4, 2019

Hugh Hewitt gets the latest perspective from National Security Advisor John Bolton on the turmoil in Venezuela, while Admiral James Stavridis talks about the aid other communist countries are providing the Nicolas Maduro regime.

Sebastian Gorka talks with author David Harsanyi about those who continually try to label President Trump a “Nazi”. He also shares from his book, First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kristen Waggoner about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that will have a profound impact on businesses run by Christians.

Larry Elder talks to Reverend Robert Sirico, president of the ACTON Institute, about efforts to help the homeless get off the streets.

Sebastian Gorka talks with journalist Stephanie Hamill, who was on location at the 2019 National Rifle Association’s convention in Indianapolis.

Dennis Prager and Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, talk about the ramifications of President Trump’s recent executive order protecting freedom of speech on college campuses.

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Michael Medved: Altering America Beyond Recognition

Every election, candidates claim: “This is the most important election of our lifetime” but that’s generally untrue. For better or worse, no President since Reagan has profoundly transformed the country, but 2020 could well be different.

Democrats seem determined to run on a radical, irresponsible platform that includes the Green New Deal, race-based reparations, Medicare for all, “soak the rich” Tax hikes, and free pre-school and college. Such programs would bring a vast expansion of the welfare state, strangling growth and swelling budget deficits.

Even worse, Democrats seek permanent rule by discarding the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, and destroying conservative media with some version of the discredited “fairness doctrine.” They also seek instant statehood for Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico—guaranteeing four new Democratic Senators. If Democrats sweep both White House and Senate next year, America could be altered beyond recognition – perhaps beyond recovery.

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Summit in Singapore and the North Korean Future


Townhall Review – June 16, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and Phillip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief at the Washington Post, talk about President Trump’s press conference following the U.S. – North Korea summit. Hugh Hewitt joins with South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham for the senator’s take on the summit. Dennis Prager discusses the possibility of fear playing a role in bringing North Korea to the table. Mike Gallagher talks with South Carolina GOP nominee Katie Arrington about her primary victory. Dennis Prager is joined by California State Senator John Moorlach for a discussion about California AB2943 and where it is headed. Michael Medved explains why women outnumber men in college graduations and then closes out the show by explaining why he thinks the so-called “blue wave” may be wearing out its welcome.

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Gassing of Civilians Puts Syria in the Crosshairs

Townhall Review – April 14, 2018

Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss the United States response to the deadly chemical attack by the Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced hard questions from Congress on censoring conservative content, like that of Diamond and Silk. Hugh Hewitt and Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, take on the issue of tariffs and how it appears China has softened their rhetoric. John Fund, national affairs columnist for National Review, and Hugh Hewitt discuss the issue of alleged voter fraud in California. Dennis Prager looks at the emotional damage women may face from the “Hookup Culture.” Michael Medved looks at the reality of gun confiscation in one American city, Deerfield, Illinois. Freedom of speech on college and university campuses is under attack and Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, an outspoken proponent of freedom of speech on campus filled in Mike Gallagher to take on that subject.

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Albert Mohler: Marriage For “Most Privileged” Americans

Billy Graham

Something is happening to the American family.

Claire Cain Miller, writing at the New York Times, reports that—quote: “Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, has become yet another part of American life reserved for those who are most privileged.”

Back in the 1960s, it was the children of privilege who declared themselves independent of marriage. But as it turned out over time, those who have a greater economic investment tend to be far more conservative in terms of their actual lifestyle choices.

So the more education and income one has, the argument goes, the more an individual has to lose by making bad choices. Conversely, someone with very little income and who sees very little opportunity in the future effectively has less to lose by making those same bad choices.

In reality—as Brad Wilcox from the University of Virginia argues—there is a well-defined success sequence: finish school, get married, then have kids. Breaking that success sequence is one of the most fundamental problems we now face.

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