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Michael Medved: France and the Collapse of the Left

France, marriage, Passover, happiness, health care, favoritism

French voters won’t pick a new president until May 7th, but the first round of balloting highlights an important international trend, the dramatic decline of the left: •    The candidate of the ruling Socialists finished a pathetic fifth in France, not coming close to the run-off. •    In the most...

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Michael Medved: “The Choosing People” of Passover

France, marriage, Passover, happiness, health care, favoritism

As Jewish people around the world celebrate Passover, it’s worth recalling an often-ignored aspect of the Exodus story. The Midrash, a nearly-2,000-year-old collection of elucidations of the Biblical text, suggests most of the Hebrew slaves, despite the miracles around them, felt too fearful to follow Moses out of Egypt. In...

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Michael Medved: Honor The Law, Not Feelings Or Favoritism

France, marriage, Passover, happiness, health care, favoritism

Democrats opposed to the Supreme Court nomination of Neal Gorsuch cite his “legalistic” failure to show consistent favor to “the little guy” against big corporations. But Gorsuch defenders insist that an impartial judge can’t allow emotion to tilt the scales of justice. In this, Gorsuch echoes both his mentor, Justice...

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Michael Medved: No Quick Fix On Health Care

France, marriage, Passover, happiness, health care, favoritism

President Trump and Speaker Ryan failed to notch a GOP victory by repealing and replacing Obamacare, but the defeat did highlight an important conservative principle. Conservatism has always emphasized incremental, pragmatic change, based on the will of a majority; it’s progressives who favor sweeping, radical, top-down decrees that ignore the...

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Michael Medved: Losing Ground In The Happiness Rankings

France, marriage, Passover, happiness, health care, favoritism

The Sustainable Development Solutions network, an initiative of the UN, is out with its yearly “World Happiness Report,” in which respondents around the globe were asked how close their current circumstances came to their “best possible life.” The United States placed 14th of the 155 surveyed nations—well ahead of Germany,...

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THR 3/11/17: The Nightmare of Obamacare Is About to End

Gorsuch, Trump chooses General H.R. McMaster for NSA chief

On the Hugh Hewitt Show, Senator Ron Johnson calls the unknown person who leaked confidential CIA materials a traitor. Vice President Mike Pence joins the Mike Gallagher Show to explain what is in the health care bill that will replace Obamacare. Conversation about the new bill continues with Hugh Hewitt...

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Michael Medved: Trump Turns

False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

For most Americans, Presidents Day counts as a trivial holiday but this year it looks as if Donald Trump made the most of the occasion. Perhaps he saw results of new historian polls and noted that the five all-time greats shared common characteristics. Lincoln, Washington, FDR, Theodore Roosevelt and Eisenhower...

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THR 3/4/17: Trump’s Powerful, Stirring Speech

Gorsuch, Trump chooses General H.R. McMaster for NSA chief

Michael Medved reflects on President Trump’s powerful and emotional address to Congress and the American people. Sheriff David Clarke examines Trump’s position and policies on immigration on the Mike Gallagher Show. Hugh Hewitt catches up with Andy Puzder—the man who should have been Secretary of Labor until the left mobilized...

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Michael Medved: Trump’s Habit: Turning Obstacles Into Advantages

False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

Even his harshest critics recognize President Trump’s habit of turning obstacles into advantages. In the primary campaign, the fact that 17 well-qualified Republicans ran against him was supposed to make his victory impossible. But it served to divide more cautious, mainstream voters while giving Trump an unbeatable edge among all...

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THR 2/25/17: H.R. McMaster: A Legendary General

Gorsuch, Trump chooses General H.R. McMaster for NSA chief

Hugh Hewitt interviews Richard Haass, who serves as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the importance of the National Security Adviser role. Hewitt asks Senator Tom Cotton why he is pleased with President Trump’s pick of General McMaster to be the next National Security Adviser. Michael Medved says...

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Michael Medved: False Charges of Anti-Semitism

False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

The bitter divisions in American life currently stem from politics as much as from differences in race, religion or economic status. Even tightly connected subgroups endure internal conflicts over President Trump and his policies. Jewish Americans, for instance, represent less than 2 percent of the national population but that community...

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