Tag Archives: COVID-19

The President, the Pandemic and the Push to Election Day


Townhall Review – July 11, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Michael Shear, New York Times White House correspondent, explore the media hatchet job coverage of President Trump’s Mt. Rushmore 4th of July speech.

Dennis Prager talks with Dr. Beau Briese, an emergency room physician at Houston Methodist Hospital, about the “spike” in COVID-19 cases and it’s impact on the hospital and Houston.

Kevin McCullough and Karol Markowicz, of the New York Post, look at the hot topic of mail-in voting.

Sebastian Gorka and Matt Boyle, of Brietbart.com, discuss the countdown to the November election.

Bob Frantz talks with former Congressman Allen West about Larry Elder’s film, “Uncle Tom.”

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk about economic recovery following the pandemic with Andy Puzder, Sr. Fellow at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Public Policy.

Dennis Prager talks with author Michael Shellenberger about his book, “Apocalypse Never – Why Environment Alarmism Hurts Us All.”

Mike Gallagher showcases Terry Crews’ exchange with CNN’s Don Lemon, critiquing Black Lives Matter.

Read More »

David Davenport: Whatever Became of Socialism?

With the news dominated by Covid-19 and racial injustice, you might not remember one of the big stories of the past year: the rise of socialism. Previously a dirty word, socialism became popular among young people and polled well with Democrats.

But now we hear nothing about socialism. Bernie Sanders is gone and the Green New Deal has gone silent.

The fact is, young people were never interested in formal socialism. The same polls showing their attraction to it also showed they prefer a market economy over government control. They really didn’t want socialism, but free stuff: free college tuition, forgiven student loans, help with expensive housing and maybe a guaranteed income.

That agenda is now, quietly, Joe Biden’s platform, without the socialism name. He has embraced versions of all that and more. He is the candidate of free … and expensive … stuff.

 

Read More »

Jerry Bowyer: Amazon Joins Other Big Tech in Limiting Dissent

Alex Berenson, a former reporter for the New York Times, garnered a following for straying from the prevailing wisdom of the press regarding coronavirus. His criticism of the shutdowns sparked an inordinate backlash from elite media.

And then he was censored by Amazon.

After he self-published a booklet critical of the lockdowns through Amazon, they took it upon themselves to prevent the public from reading it. As if to add insult to injury, they delivered Berenson a notice implying that his book would be accepted if he removed the references to COVID-19. In a book about COVID-19.

It was only after Elon Musk criticized their censorship that Amazon allowed the book’s publication. Then it hit number one on the Kindle store.

If Amazon continues to limit dissent, the result won’t be conformity with the established order: it will be more consumer revolts against imposed ideology.

Read More »

Michael Medved: Why Most Americans Love the Police

Angry protestors want to turn public sentiment against the police, but their ugly tactics remind all sane observers how much we need the cops. Rioting, looting, arson, Molotov cocktails, graffiti and vandalism demonstrate how vulnerable all citizens would be without the courage of police officers who put their lives on the line every day.

Sure, you can find examples of bad or poorly trained cops. but they’re far more rare in police ranks than are violent, criminal elements in the ranks of the demonstrators.

In a difficult moment, time when Americans can’t decide whether to emphasize economic recovery or continued precautions against COVID-19, the nationwide rioting harms both hopes.

Literally thousands of already struggling businesses have been badly damaged, while assembling “super-spreader,” densely packed crowds will only generate new spikes in the spread of the virus.

No wonder most Americans love and value our police officers – without whom decent lives, and livable cities, could not exist.

Read More »

Joe Biden Is His Own Worst Enemy


Townhall Review – May 30, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Byron York, of the Washington Examiner, talk about Joe Biden’s latest gaffe that might have hurt him with a voting block that most see as solidly Democrat.

Larry Elder talks about Joe Biden’s latest slip up that some say he simply said what other Democrats have been saying for some time.

Dennis Prager talks with Eric Eggers, research director at the Government Accountability Institute, about the Democrats push for all mail-in balloting.

Sebastian Gorka and Hogan Gidley, White House Deputy Press Secretary, talk about the post-pandemic economy.

Kevin McCullough talks with David Marcus, writer for The Federalist, about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s heavy-handed lockdown.

Dennis Prager and investigative journalist Abigail Shrier talk about Connecticut girl track stars who are seeing their dreams crushed by boys who compete as girls.

Mike Gallagher reacts to the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

Read More »

Obamagate, the Economy and China’s Culpability


Townhall Review – May 16, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton about two huge scandals; Chinese culpability on the coronavirus and Obamagate, intentional interference with the peaceful transfer of power between presidential administrations.

Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel, of the Wall Street Journal, talk about all things Flynn, Russia, Mueller Special Counsel and the impeachment.

Larry Elder talks about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the slow response of officials to bring charges.

Hugh Hewitt talks with former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren about confusing, yet normal, Israeli politics.

Hugh Hewitt and Florida Congressman and former Green Beret Michael Waltz about China and the future of U.S.-China relations.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Florida Senator Marco Rubio about the economic cost of the coronavirus and the government response.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Matthew Whitaker about his book, “Above the Law: The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Tried to Subvert President Trump.”

Mike Gallagher examines Sweden’s limited shutdown to avert the COVID-19 pandemic, avoiding an economic crisis.

Read More »

Mike Pence Brings Good News on Coronavirus Battle


Townhall Review – May 9, 2020

Sebastian Gorka talks with historian Victor Davis Hanson about the stunning revelation that the FBI targeted then National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, another dark cloud over the Russia collusion hoax.

Hugh Hewitt and Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway question the integrity of the FBI on the Michael Flynn issue.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Vice President Mike Pence about the progress made in the fight against COVID-19.

Dennis Prager talks with Bron Scherer, founder and CEO of Protein Sources, about the ramifications of the shut down of several meat packing plants.

Larry Elder looks at the latest on Tara Reade’s allegation of sexual misconduct against the Democrat’s presumptive nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Mike Gallagher talks about what happened when a Texas hair salon owner kept her salon open, against orders to close, so her employees could earn money to feed their families.

Read More »