Hugh Hewitt talks with Oklahoma Senator James Lankford about his efforts to halt government shutdowns due to budget impasses.Read More »
As soon as President Trump deleveraged by ending the partial government shutdown, it was inevitable that he’d only get a fraction of the money and miles of border barriers he wanted—at least for now.
Rather than quarreling about whether this is a win or not, Trump should use it as the stepping stone on the path to victory in 2020.
Trump will have pictures of new infrastructure along the border, the support of border patrol and stats demonstrating a decline in illegal crossings.
That will be more than enough evidence to wipe away the specific numbers on miles and dollars from the concerns of most voters, particularly his base.
He should take the deal and build on it.
Next: He should find an accommodation for DACA designees to cement his position as a leader who cares about the safety of human beings on both sides of the border.Read More »
No matter how long this government shutdown lasts or how many more follow, 2020 will actually be a national security election, not an election about shutdown.
In the wake of Secretary of State Pompeo’s and National Security Advisor Bolton’s recent trips to the greater Middle East, we have to focus on the combustible situation in the region. It echoes that of the Balkans in the run-up to World War I. Of course, we also have the emergent threat from China … and, yes, there’s a new nuclear arms race.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we’ve gone from euphoria through catastrophe into confusion, one which led President Obama into the fantastical view that he could remake the world by ignoring its truths.
We’re back where we didn’t expect to be again: Superpower competition at every level, often just under the “kinetic” phase.
2020 is going to be a national security election.
The choice: More of Trump and his policies? or back to Obama-era make-believe?Read More »
Townhall Review – January 12, 2019
Mark Davis and Texas Senator John Cornyn examine the southern border security problem facing the State of Texas. Mike Gallagher asks Fox News host Tucker Carlson for his take on the government shutdown. Bob Frantz talks with Hugh Hewitt about the proposed U.S. pullout from Syria. Mike Gallagher asks author, columnist, and Hoover Institution Fellow Victor Davis Hansen what’s going on with the so-called Russian collusion investigation. Sebastian Gorka has Charlie Kirk, of Turning Point USA, talk about the culture war on our high school and university campuses. Dennis Prager talks with Abigail Shrier of the Federalist about Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria. Larry Elder congratulates Ohio State Buckeyes Coach Urban Meyer on their resounding victory in the Rose Bowl and about his coaching Tim Tebow.Read More »
Among many lost arts in Washington the most problematic is the lost art of compromise.
The dictionary says compromise includes the root word “com” or together with the word promise: We make promises by coming together. America learned this early, with the Constitutional Convention full of compromises.
But now members of Congress vote not to find the best solution for the country but the best platform for their next election. Democrats threatened to shut the entire government over dreamer immigrants, while Trump was willing to see a shutdown over his wall. And so it goes, politicians standing firm on one issue or another which they believe will get them reelected, and the whole of the federal government is held hostage.
We need more politicians like Ronald Reagan, who told House Speaker Tip O’Neill, “I will take half a loaf today, but I will come back for the other half tomorrow.”Read More »
Townhall Review — January 27, 2018
Kevin McCullough invites Margo Cleveland of the Federalist to share the details concerning why government shutdown fizzles in favor for Republicans. Dennis Prager shares about the drastic differences in goals of the latest Women’s Marches across the country. While on with Hugh Hewitt, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford discusses his proposal to reform the rules of the Senate. Mike Gallagher spoke with author and investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson about the decline in the FBI’s reputation, especially after the thousands of text messages have dissapeared. Michael Medved covers the discredited government shutdown strategy against the Whitehouse. Larry Elder looks at why Americans have high healthcare expectations. Hugh Hewitt interviews Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey about the way that Americans have responded to the tax cut. Wrapping up, Hugh Hewitt has Green Beret veterans Mark Nutsch and Bob Pennington detail an incredible mission for which the newly theatical released movie “12 Strong” was based.Read More »