Townhall Review – April 4, 2020Read More »
Commendations to Congress—and especially Senate Majority Leader McConnell—on the massive rescue package.
America gets the message: Help is on its way.
But it’s time to do more, Congress. We need a phase four.
Phase one was the $8.3 billion measure on vaccine research.
Phase two was the bill that came from House Democrats—deeply disliked by Republicans but the Senate GOP passed it anyway.
Phase three blew the doors off the normally staid Senate, but will bring tangible help to American workers and businesses, now that it will pass.
But the country still needs a phase four. We need to respond to the purveyor of the plague: The Chinese Communist Party.
China is nearly equal to the United States in economic strength, and superior in stealth and ruthlessness.
The immediate fight is the virus. The larger, long-term battle is with a regime that allowed the virus to leave its shores.
This does not mean war. It means vigilance and deterrence.
It means phase four.Read More »
Senate Republicans must go big and fast in their response to the coronavirus. They are facing choices right now about what sort of economic relief and stimulus package they support in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The goal is simple: Help those injured in their pocketbooks and provide aid to an economy shuddering under successive shocks of slowdowns and closures.
The biggest impediment to success might be the fact that Capitol Hill staffs don’t turn over much. Longtime Hill workers aren’t exactly the eager recipients of new policy proposals that haven’t been sliced and diced by constituent interest groups.
That has to change. The need is urgent for Congress to go far, go big, go fast. Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced the intention to do just that. He’s going to stay there until it gets done using never tried before ideas.
Time to break the glass and pull the alarm. Time to spend as though you are FDR going to war.
This is no time for business as usual.Read More »
Townhall Review – November 23, 2019
Hugh Hewitt and Brian Hook, special representative to Iran, talks about the sanctions that have been imposed on Iran.
Hugh Hewitt talks with National Review’s Jim Geraghty about Attorney General William Barr who has said the Democrats are trying to sabotage the Trump administration regardless of the consequences.
Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Andrew McCarthy of the National Review about the impeachment and the whistleblower.
Hugh Hewitt asks Georgia Republican Doug Collins if Congress is getting anything done while preparing for and performing in this impeachment circus.
Dennis Prager offers his opinion on the decision by the CEO of Chick-fil-A to change the company’s charitable direction.
Hugh Hewitt talks with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley about her book, “With All Due Respect.”
Larry Elder explains why the Democrat-controlled House keeps changing the reasons for impeachment on an almost daily basis.Read More »
A passing of the torch happened last weekend, when one progressive icon—Bernie Sanders—accepted an endorsement of his campaign from another progressive icon, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Her endorsement came as no surprise to political observers, but heralded an important moment for the ascendancy of far-left wing politics within the Democratic Party. No longer can socialist policy positions be considered the fringes of the American left. Indeed, the movement led by Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez isn’t merely a minor blip in history to be dismissed with the next political cycle. It is the pathway down which the Democrats will take their politics, policymaking, and rhetoric in the years to come.
The ascendancy of the socialist left is a gift to President Trump and Republicans in Congress, who will run as defenders of a free-enterprise system that—while not perfect—has been the linchpin of American prosperity for generations. That’s an electoral fight that will be tough for Democrats to win.Read More »
Townhall Review – October 12, 2019
Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton discuss Turkey’s intervention in Syria.
Hugh Hewitt and Middle East expert and scholar Michael Rubin talk about President Trump’s decision to reduce troop strength in Syria.
Sebastian Gorka and Fox Sports host Clay Travis talk about the NBA controversial support of China.
Sebastian Gorka talks with New York Congressmen Lee Zeldin about his impatience with Congressional inaction.
Dan Proft and Douglas Murray, British author, journalist and social critic discuss his recent book, “The Madness of Crowds.”Read More »
Older Americans face a housing crisis—and Congress has an opportunity to do something about it.
No: Retirement savings reform is not a hot topic for journalists, but it’s one of the few areas where Democrats and Republicans in Congress and President Trump could pull off some bipartisan reform when legislators reassemble in September.
Older Americans on fixed incomes face a housing crisis, and one part of that solution is retirement reform.
When Congress gets to gets back to business in the fall, they ought to consider how to help seniors stay in their homes as incomes decline or stop but mortgage payments stretch out into the future.
Retirement reform could allow seniors to pay off all or part of their home mortgage debt with money saved in their own retirement accounts without triggering taxes on the money used to do so.
Congress has an opportunity to take a big step toward solving one part of this problem.Read More »