Hugh Hewitt talks with Lanhee Chen, the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution, about the importance of the Georgia runoffs, appointment of judges, and the focus of a Republican senate.Read More »
Townhall Review – December 5, 2020
Dennis Prager examines reports that Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated and who was responsible.
Larry Elder looks at the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the election and a short-lived research paper from Johns Hopkins.Read More »
We’re still waiting for the dust to settle on this year’s elections, but one thing appears extremely likely: Republicans will retain control of the United States Senate.
Credit should go to Mitch McConnell and the leadership team at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. They were left for dead by many pundits and analysts before the election but managed to pull off an impressive victory—even though they were outspent by tens of millions of dollars in crucial races across the country.
Congratulations should go to incumbent Senators Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst and Steve Daines, who appear to have won reelection. David Perdue of Georgia is close to victory, and—at least as I speak—challenger John James is running ahead in Michigan.
It was a good night for the Republican majority in the Senate. That will be hugely important, regardless of who wins the presidency.Read More »
Senate Democrats want the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be all about Obamacare and, more specifically, its protections for those with preexisting conditions. That’s because in a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in California v. Texas, a lawsuit about the constitutionality of Obamacare.
But, as Judge Barrett correctly noted, Obamacare’s preexisting condition protections are not at issue before the Supreme Court in this case. Democrats are trying to mislead Americans into believing that the most politically popular elements of Obamacare are at risk while at the same time using some faulty assumptions to make their arguments.
Obamacare’s unpopular individual mandate is at issue. But even if Barrett and the Court find that the mandate is now unconstitutional, the rest of the law will likely stand, leaving its more popular provisions in place.
Judge Barrett will make many decisions on the Court if she is confirmed but causing the demise of Obamacare in the case before it this year won’t be one of them.Read More »
Townhall Review – October 3, 2020
Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talks with Rod Dreher about his book, “Live Not By Lies – A Manual for Christian Dissidents.”
Hugh Hewitt and Texas Senator Ted Cruz talk about the debate and his book, “One Vote Away – How a Single Supreme Court Seat Could Change History.”Read More »
Townhall Review – July 25, 2020
Larry Elder looks at news coverage of local black police officers in the cities of Portland and Minneapolis.Read More »
Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, we have a new vocabulary, including “bending the curve” of the disease to protect the public health system from collapse.
But other curves should be bent upward and not down including America’s civic education.
Recent national test scores show once again that young people do not know American history or how their government works. Only 24% of 8th graders tested as “proficient” in government and proficiency in history dropped to a pitiful 15%. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rightly called the test results “stark and inexcusable.”
But these scores have been low for years and little has been done. It’s time that we require students to study as much civics and history as they do math and science. It’s past time that we demand our students understand the country they will soon be running.