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Albert Mohler: Heartbreak Behind the Headlines

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Once again: A school shooting.

Once again: Tragedy stares us in the face.

Once again: We have the report of numerous fatalities and an even larger number of those who are wounded.

This time, it was a high school in Parkland Florida—and the questions come, the questions that are inevitable in the aftermath of this kind of headline, the questions that vex us, the most difficult of which seem to have no easy solution at all. We’re looking at a reality that is playing out over and over again.

Even as there is an immediate clamor to try to analyze, to explain and to prescribe, what we need to understand is that there are right now very real families, very real relatives, friends, peers, parents. There are very real patients who are wounded. There are very real human beings who are grieving in Parkland, Florida and beyond.

As hard as it may be to convince the larger world that this is true, the most important issue here is not headlines but human hearts.

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Texas Shooting Leaves America Stunned Once Again

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Townhall Review — November 11, 2017

Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Walker to discuss the tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Mike Gallagher speaks with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who believes that “thoughts and prayers” actually do matter. Suzanna Hupp, author of “From Luby’s to the Legislature: One Woman’s Fight Against Gun Control”, speaks with Mike Gallagher on the gun control debate surrounding this latest crisis. Michael Medved interviews his brother, Jonathan Medved, a prominent business leader in Israel on what terrorist prevention tactics the U.S can employ that have been working in Israel. Dennis Prager looks at why the most common issue among American born and bred mass killers is mental illness, and if it should matter. Michael Medved interviews Erica Komisar, a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert on why the first three years of a child’s development are so crucial. Wrapping up the show, Medved looks at a new study that finds many Millennials, if given the choice, would choose socialism or even communism over capitalism and why they find Joseph Stalin a hero.

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Michael Medved: The Nobel Prize Encourages A Dangerous Fantasy

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In another inane choice for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee selected an organization known as ICAN—the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The idea of “abolishing” nuclear weapons is absurd, of course: if the world enacted the restrictive treaties proposed by the campaign, then decent, law-abiding nations would be disarmed while rogue states like North Korea and Iran would continue developing the nuclear weapons they might use with impunity.

Similar flawed logic underlies the current gun debate: just as they wish nukes had never been invented, so too many liberals passionately wish that firearms had never been designed or manufactured. But that’s a childish fantasy, since you can’t magically “abolish” a familiar, well-established technology, or prevent destructive forces from accessing it. As with dreams of “abolishing” nuclear weapons, attempts to regulate guns out of existence will leave the bad guys much stronger while the good guys became vastly more vulnerable.

 

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California’s Napa Valley Burns and Hollywood is Exposed

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Townhall Review – October 14, 2017

Hugh Hewitt turns to Polito’s Jake Sherman to discuss President Trump’s tweet barrage in light of disasters of the past six weeks. Michael Medved explains why Harvey Weinstein’s success as a film producer doesn’t excuse him from common decency. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallager, a national security expert, on why Trump’s push for maintaining our nuclear arsenal is a good idea. Mike Gallagher speaks with corporate security specialist Paul Viollis about the disturbing timeline news concerning the Vegas Massacre. Dennis Prager laments the latest news of the Boy Scouts announcing that it will now allow girls to join. Hugh Hewitt interviews his long-time friend Dr. Larry Arnn, the President of Hillsdale College, on the origin of citizen’s rights to bear arms. Finally, Mike Gallagher invites Joe Piscopo, host of AM970 The Answer, to the microphone to explain why he invests time and energy into saving Columbus Day.

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America Responds to Attack in Las Vegas

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Townhall Review – October 7, 2017

In the wake of the Vegas Massacre, President Trump issued an address to the nation. Hugh Hewitt invites David Drucker of the Washington Examiner to share on how crises like Vegas give Democrats far and wide opportunity to call for gun control. Dennis Prager shows how the problem isn’t with guns but with the moral unraveling of the country’s Judeo-Christian values. Mike Baker, a former covert operations officer with the CIA joins Kevin McCullough to discuss what measures can be taken to ensure the safety of our citizens from attacks like the one in Las Vegas. Dennis Prager takes a look at the incident involving a now fired CBS News employee whose words went a step too far. Finally, Michael Medved looks at the faith and unity that continues to be a big part of our great country.

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