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A Brilliant Nominee


Townhall Review – October 17, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse talk about “court packing” and Senator Sasse educating his peers, pointing out that the Supreme Court has had 9 members since 1869.

Mike Gallagher examines polling by looking at an article by Byron York in the Washington Examiner.

Hugh Hewitt and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette talk about the impact the “Green New Deal” could have on our energy independence.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton about the Democrat’s claim that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would do something about Obamacare provision for “pre-existing conditions.”

Hugh Hewitt talks with Rick Gates about his book,” Wicked Game – An Insider’s Story on How Trump won, Mueller Failed, and America Lost.”

Dennis Prager talks with Jay Richards of the Discovery Institute about a book he collaborated on, “The Price of Panic – How the Tyranny of Experts Turned the Pandemic into a Catastrophe.”

Sebastian Gorka and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talk about his book, “Trump and the American Future.”

Larry Elder opines on the recent World Health Organization urging of world leaders to stop using lockdowns as the primary method of pandemic deterrence.

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Lanhee Chen: A Clear Choice After Vice Presidential Debate

Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris allowed the American people to understand that there are some very stark contrasts in policy between what four more years of President Trump would look like, as compared to a Biden Administration.

The differences across issues as wide-ranging as climate change and energy policy, health care policy, and taxation were apparent. Vice President Pence’s ability to characterize Senator Harris and the Biden-Harris ticket more broadly as overly progressive was perhaps his biggest accomplishment in the debate.

Harris pointed out that Biden will repeal the Trump tax cuts. Pence noted that this will mean tax hikes for all voters—an effective attack that was left unanswered by Harris. From taxes to energy policy to the role of the judiciary, the differences were apparent.

Trump and Pence should focus their fire on these kinds of issues during the closing weeks of the campaign.

The choice this November is clear. It’s now up to us to cast our votes.

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Lanhee Chen: The Choice This November Is Clear

Both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions have ended, and Election Day is coming quickly.

Here’s what we know about the fall campaign. It will feature a true contrast in ideas and ideology.

Joe Biden has made clear that he believes in a dramatically more powerful federal government that will play a bigger role in everything from health care to energy policy. The power with Democrats today doesn’t lie with moderate leaders who want incremental change. No, it’s with far-left progressives like Bernie Sanders who are looking to transform America.

You don’t have to agree with everything Donald Trump says and does to recognize that his vision is very different. He wants a freer America, one where Washington gets out of our way. Trump’s policies will work to boost our economy, make health care more affordable, and give citizens—not government—more power to make the decisions that are best for them.

The choice this November is clear. Now it’s up to us to make our voices heard.

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Lanhee Chen: As the Field Narrows

And then there were ten. That is: Ten Democrats who have qualified to participate in the next presidential primary debate on September 12.

Although the field has narrowed, the candidates’ drift toward far-left progressive policies continues—particularly when it comes to efforts to deal with climate change.

Elizabeth Warren recently unveiled a plan that would spend $3 trillion on government subsidies to combat global warming. Bernie Sanders wants to spend $16 trillion over 15 years, ban fracking for natural gas, and end the import and export of various sources of energy. Kamala Harris has a $10 trillion proposal that would bring what she calls “climate justice” to areas impacted by flooding, heat waves, and shortages in water or food.

Democrats are tripping over themselves to spend more and tax more, all in the name of environmental friendliness. But instead of dealing with climate change thoughtfully, they’re putting forth irresponsible proposals that will damage our economy and ultimately hurt American families working hard to make ends meet.

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Michael Medved: Time to Choose the Green Nuclear Deal

Three liberal academics joined forces in an approach to climate change that conservatives should enthusiastically embrace. Led by best-selling author Steven Pinker of Harvard, the professors declare there’s only one way to free the world from dependence on coal-burning power plants: We need to go nuclear, as quickly as possible.

In doing so, we could follow France and Sweden, which now derive 75 percent of their electricity from nuclear after crash programs that took just 20 years. Despite fantasies of environmental absolutists, wind and solar can never support the world’s energy needs, leaving nuclear as the only clean, safe source of power. Nuclear plants would also drive down energy bills, power more electric vehicles and create literally millions of new jobs.

Instead of the radical and oppressive Green New Deal, Republicans should begin promoting a smart, practical Green Nuclear Deal, and sweep the election on that basis.

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Jerry Bowyer: The Lessons of History and the Green New Deal

By now you have all heard about the Green New Deal. It doesn’t take a very long memory to know that this sort of massive spending plan will collapse the economy.

You see, the European debt crisis was triggered in part by plans very much like those recommended in the Green New Deal: Heavy subsidies for so-called green tech, utopian timelines for alternative energy usage, and punitive treatment on the kinds of energy which our economy actually depends on. The result? Greece and Spain and Italy triggered a crisis that jeopardized the future of the entire European Union.

If eight years ago is ancient history for AOC and her zealots, how about three months? France instituted a tiny version of the same thing—and even France abandoned it. Experience is a great tutor, but her tuition can be very expensive for those who refuse to learn from the failures of others.

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