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China’s Provocations and Prospects for an Adequate Defense Budget in 116th Congress


Townhall Review – January 5, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Tim Ryan talk about the defense budget and the cooperation needed from both sides of the aisle. Hugh Hewitt talks with Congressman Mike Gallagher about the threat from a Chinese admiral to test U.S. resolve by sinking two U. S. Navy aircraft carriers. Sebastian Gorka talks with John Batchelor about populism, nationalism, and the rejection of the Elites. Hugh Hewitt asks Congressman Steve Scalise about the events of the day he was shot and the long recovery detailed in his book, Back in the Game. Dennis Prager discusses the left-wing politicizing of national sports with Clay Travis who wrote of this phenomenon in his book, Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too.

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Dan Proft: The Secular Elite’s Discomfort With the Faithful


Apparently, the path to putting a Democrat in the White House runs through God.

No, that’s not me saying God favors Republicans.

That is, essentially, the argument from foul-mouthed DNC Chairman Tom Perez. He’s uncomfortable with the fact that church-going people disapprove of Democrat candidates motivated in large part by their conviction on issues of life and death … convictions about abortion.

Perez recently complained about clergy who are willing to support Trump motivated in large part on the issue of life. He’s frustrated that “people buy it” from these clergy—and I quote—“because that’s their only source.”

Perez is unnerved by churchgoers who lean on their spiritual leaders, leaders who are working from the Bible rather than relying on today’s secular elites.

The short of it is Tom Perez would like you to stop attending church because it puts a real crimp in the ability of Democrats to make the state supreme.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Real Story of Election 2016


There have been a number of releases of late where we are seeing substantive investigative works of journalism on the 2016 election that blindsided the pundit and the political classes and gave us President Trump.

Salena Zito and Brad Todd in their remarkable book titled “The Great Revolt” have shifted the focus from candidate Trump to the voters who elected him president, creating the electoral earthquake of 2016. So did Dan Balz in the Washington Post.

All of this on the seismic shift in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and yes, Ohio.

We’re starting to get a more nuanced picture of the “why” behind this quake. The key theme is status—a fundamental conviction that elites of LA, Silicon Valley, Manhattan and Washington wore a collective, fixed sneer toward their “lessers” between the coasts. Midwestern swing voters felt, to use the cliché from sports, “disrespected.”

This is the real story of 2016.

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Hugh Hewitt: Americans And Contact Sports

U.S. Senate

The United States of America isn’t defined by Beltway or Manhattan elites, nor by those in Los Angeles or Silicon Valley. The mainstream media gets its cues from the collective consciousness of these four isolated reserves of great power, wealth and fame.

Donald Trump’s sparring with elites, though, is deeply satisfying to much of the rest of the country that doesn’t live in those four sectors… at least that sparring is satisfactory most of the time. There’s a limit, however, to how much good the president does by dominating media. The president met and exceeded that limit with the escalation of his war with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski via tweets. These tweets were wrong because they were cruel. They don’t energize the base, except at its far fringes. They shrink it.

Americans do love contact sports. We swoon for heated rhetoric. If Trump can resolve to stay combative but back off cruel, it won’t matter whether he tweets once or 100 times a day.

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