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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...

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Michael Medved: Ignoring The Vegas Killer’s Obvious Addiction

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While motives behind the Las Vegas massacre remained very much in doubt, liberal pundits still rushed to blame the killer’s fascination with firearms for pushing an ordinary man to mass murder. Actually, Stephen Paddock nursed another obsession far longer, and far more intensively, than he ever indulged an interest in...

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Michael Medved: “Zero Sum Game” Distorts Thinking on Tax Cuts, Foreign Affairs

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As Congress debates immediate, substantial cuts in federal tax rates, liberal opponents invoke the discredited concept of a “zero sum game”—the idea that if one citizen gains, then another must lose, because they believe that one individual’s good fortune must always mean someone else’s misfortune. This thinking ignores the way...

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Trump Turns Focus to Tax Reform

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Townhall Review — September 30, 2017 Sitting in for Hugh Hewitt , Joe Concha speaks with Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports on the NFL National Anthem controversy. Mike Huckabee shares with Michael Medved details of his show “Huckabee” on TBN. Robert Costa of the Washington Post joins Hugh Hewitt to share the latest on the devastation...

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Michael Medved: Real Life Losses, Abstract Gains

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To understand why right-wing activists make a mistake in pushing deportation of so-called “Dreamers” we should consider the reasons for our consistent victories in defending gun rights. For gun-owners, this is a personal issue—restrictive regulations are an interference, or an annoyance, with real-world impact. For those who choose not to...

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Trump Talks Tough at United Nations

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Townhall Review – September 21, 2017 President Trump gives a speech of a lifetime at the UN General Council. Mike Gallagher invites North Korea expert Gordon Chang on his show to weigh in on Trump’s comments about the dangerous North Korean regime. Dennis Prager also looks at a few of the great moments of President...

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Michael Medved: No Rational Explanation for “It”

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After a miserable summer for movies, with box-office down some 15 percent across the board, September brought a big surprise: a modestly budgeted fright-fest with no big names smashed all records for horror films or for September releases in general. “It,” based on a 1986 Stephen King novel and a...

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Michael Medved: Evangelicals for Trump: A Matter of Self Defense

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The sharpest divisions in politics today aren’t based on race or economic status, but on religion. Last year’s exit polls showed 26 percent who described themselves as Evangelical Christians, and they preferred Donald Trump by a crushing margin of 81 to 16 percent. Among the rest of the electorate—the 74...

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Michael Medved: Unexpected Praise for Trump’s Turnaround

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One of history’s worst natural disasters produced one of the best weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency so far. The chief executive and his administration rose to the challenge of responding to Hurricane Harvey and even his implacable media critics praised his change in attitude. The normally hostile New York Times,...

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Michael Medved: Four Hopeful Lessons From an Epic Catastrophe

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As Texas begins the long process of recovery from the catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey, Americans across the country should embrace four important lessons: First, let’s acknowledge that government isn’t always the enemy—and in emergencies like this one, government at the local, state and federal levels has a crucial, life-saving role...

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Michael Medved: The Real Reason the South Left the Union

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Tragic recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia raise new questions about an old debate. Why did Southern states leave the Union in the first place, resulting in a war that killed more than 700,000 Americans? Mississippi, the 2nd of 11 states that ultimately seceded from the federal government, gave a clear...

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