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Hugh Hewitt: Court Packing Is a Threat to Core American Freedoms

For the good of the country, Joe Biden must clearly and definitively answer the court-packing question

The Supreme Court is now at center stage with the start of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The court is also now at the center of the presidential election as many Democrats demand that—if their party controls the White House and Senate after the election—the court be expanded to establish a liberal majority.

“Court packing” is now a major issue in the presidential campaign because neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris—his running mate—will say what they think about demands by their party’s radical wing to expand the court.

Court-packing is a threat to the Supreme Court and thus to every American freedom, especially religious liberty, and the Second Amendment and property rights, and the separation of powers fundamental to our republic’s durability.

The Biden-Harris ticket should publicly condemn the idea—and condemn it now.

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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: Progressivism Ascendant at Democratic Convention

The Democratic National Convention—or the virtual convention—provided for us a display of the battle going on for the heart and soul of the contemporary Democratic Party.

On the one hand we saw efforts to show moderation—for example, Republicans who are crossing over to support Joe Biden. And on the other are progressives like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who want to remake America into a socialist haven.

But make no mistake about which side of the party is ascendant.

You need only look at Biden’s vice-presidential nominee, Kamala Harris.

She’s supported single-payer health care. She’s supported policies to decriminalize illegal border crossings. And she’s called for a Green New Deal that would raise energy prices and, yes, kill millions of jobs.

Don’t be fooled by the show you saw last week. Joe Biden and the Democrats will pursue a radical left agenda if given the chance this November.

Voters will have to make sure they do not have that chance.

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President Trump Talks Election, Spygate and Debates

Townhall Review – August 15, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with President Donald Trump about the possibility of a late Supreme Court vacancy.

Seth Liebsohn looks at Joe Biden’s pick for Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris.

Hugh Hewitt talks with President Donald Trump about his relationship with Russia.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson about his role in trying to get James Comey, among others, to testify on their role in spying on Donald Trump.

Sebastian Gorka and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson talk about how to keep unemployed families in their homes.

Dennis Prager looks at what he calls the damage and the idiocy of the lockdowns due to the pandemic.

Hugh Hewitt talks with President Donald Trump about the rebounding economy as something he’ll be able to take with him into the debates with Democrat Joe Biden.

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Jerry Bowyer: Democrats Are Free-Traders Now

Trump has performed something of a miracle: he’s transformed the Democrats into free traders.

It wasn’t always like this: in fact, for years the Democrats were the party of protectionism. But now, solely because Trump is engaged in a trade war with China, several Democratic candidates for president have become crusaders for free trade.

In the last Democratic debate, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Beto O’Rourke advocated for the trade policies that used to be the domain of the Republican party. Harris said it bluntly: I’m “not a protectionist.”

Let’s be clear: the only reason this is happening is because of the Trump administration’s attitude towards China. A few years ago, the Democratic party was clearly moving towards protectionism.

This is simply the latest stage in Trump derangement syndrome: Trump is evil, therefore everything he does must be opposed.

So: Even if only for a day, Democrats are free-traders now.

But I’m not buying it.

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Jerry Bowyer: Campaign 2020: Is it Dems v. Trump or Dems v. Beef?

After the recent CNN “Climate Change Townhall,” one gets the impression that the candidates are no longer running against Trump but instead running against beef.

Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang both called for either cutting back meat consumption dramatically or even nudging most of the world to go vegetarian completely. Beto O’Rourke says people who eat meat are part of the problem—and Cory Booker went full veggie a long time ago.

But the science behind The Vegetarian Myth, is rebutted by an eponymous book by former vegan Leirre Keith. Turns out that all that soy they’re pushing at us is much worse for the environment. The rain forests are generally being slashed and burned for soy farming, not for pasturing cows. Grass-fed cows maintain sustainable pastures with deep roots—whereas highly subsidized, shallow-rooted annual grain crops can leave soil vulnerable to run-off and depletion.

The war against beef has deep roots itself—in progressive ideology, but its scientific roots are rather shallow.

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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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