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Jerry Bowyer: A Vacancy on the Court and a Spending Pattern We Cannot Afford

Democrats and the media are attacking Republicans for pushing ahead with a new Supreme Court nominee while, allegedly, dragging their feet on a coronavirus relief bill.

There’s just one problem: the coronavirus bill put forward by Democrats is a dangerous expansion of the federal government that puts our economy at even more risk of fiscal collapse.

Though we don’t hear about it much anymore, the United States’ debt-to-GDP ratio has increased dramatically in the 21st century. When George W. Bush took office, we had a debt ratio of under 60 percent. Today, we have a debt ratio of over 100 percent—107 percent to be precise.

In simple English, that means our government owes more than our entire economy produces in a year. America simply cannot afford more of these immense spending bills.

Republicans are right to reject the Democrat’s short-sighted, ridiculous proposal. Imagine the spending binge if Democrats gain the presidency too.

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Hugh Hewitt: Expect Fireworks—but Also Expect a Confirmation

Voters who do not want to be ruled by unelected judges want President Trump to nominate and the Republican Senate to confirm the next Supreme Court justice.

If Democrats deploy outrageous delaying tactics such as conducting a sham impeachment—as Speaker Nancy Pelosi has hinted at, the Republican Senate majority should simply dispense with hearings and hold a vote.

The history on this is clear: Presidents have a long record of filling such slots when their party controls the Senate. The fact that Democrats are upset that Trump gets to make another appointment to the court doesn’t change history or amend the Constitution.

All the nominees we’ve seen put forward are highly qualified.

The GOP should not be intimidated by the Manhattan-Beltway media elites into failing to meet this challenge. Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham are ready.

Yes: Expect fireworks—but also expect a confirmation.

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Hugh Hewitt: A Masterpiece of Messaging

I’ll admit it: I was a skeptic on the prospects for a virtual Republican convention.

I’ve attended conventions since 2000—and I’ve always thought the Democrats brought better production values to the quadrennial pageants than the GOP did.

I expected a creaky, clunky series of wooden speeches.

Was I ever wrong. The Republican National Convention was a masterpiece of messaging.

We saw a look at an impressive record of the president. We saw Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—speaking from Jerusalem. We saw the diversity of today’s GOP. We saw Vice President Pence making the stakes clear when he said: “It’s not so much whether America will be more conservative or more liberal, more Republican or more Democrat. The choice in this election is whether America remains America.”

And, of course, we saw the president.

Hats off to the President, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and all behind the virtual convention.

I trust and hope American voters were watching and listening.

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Lanhee Chen: Progressivism Ascendant at Democratic Convention

The Democratic National Convention—or the virtual convention—provided for us a display of the battle going on for the heart and soul of the contemporary Democratic Party.

On the one hand we saw efforts to show moderation—for example, Republicans who are crossing over to support Joe Biden. And on the other are progressives like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who want to remake America into a socialist haven.

But make no mistake about which side of the party is ascendant.

You need only look at Biden’s vice-presidential nominee, Kamala Harris.

She’s supported single-payer health care. She’s supported policies to decriminalize illegal border crossings. And she’s called for a Green New Deal that would raise energy prices and, yes, kill millions of jobs.

Don’t be fooled by the show you saw last week. Joe Biden and the Democrats will pursue a radical left agenda if given the chance this November.

Voters will have to make sure they do not have that chance.

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