Hugh Hewitt and Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly discuss the situation on the USS Theodore Roosevelt amidst the coronavirus outbreak.Read More »
For years now—long preceding the emergence of candidate Trump or now President Trump—I have been making repeated and urgent calls for the rebuilding of our Naval fleet.
The president sees that need as well—He’s made his own call for a 355-ship navy.
But there’s been little to no progress from the Navy in delivering even a bare-bones plan to realize the president’s objective.
That failure could jeopardize the president’s chances for reelection next year.
Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were the most surprising states that turned from supporting President Barack Obama in 2012 to voting for Donald Trump in 2016. Those three states were critical to putting President Trump in the White House. Each one of those states has infrastructure that would have benefited from an active shipbuilding program today.
President Trump may well come face to face with the consequences of his Pentagon leadership’s failure to implement his oft-promised 355-ship Navy.
The Pentagon should be presenting a shipbuilding plan now.Read More »
Townhall Review – August 24, 2019
Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton examine the turmoil and tension in Hong Kong.
Hugh Hewitt talks with Mike Allen of Axios about the negative press coverage of President Trump.
Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher discuss the need for building up our Naval Fleet and the possible Chinese crackdown in Hong Kong.
Dennis Prager talks with Douglas Carswell, author and former British Member of Parliament about his book, “Progress Vs Parasites: A Brief History of the Conflict that’s Shaped our World.”
Sam Malone of Salem’s AM1070 The Answer in Houston talks about Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, and her work to convince voters that Joe can beat Trump in 2020.Read More »
Townhall Review – March 23, 2019
Hugh Hewitt discusses the Navy’s proposal to mothball the carrier USS Truman while it still has lot’s of useful service years left.
Mike Gallagher examines one of the Democrat presidential candidates, Beto O’Rourke.
Dennis Prager gives his take on the Democrat’s reparations movement.
Hugh Hewitt talks with Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill about the constitutionality of President Trump’s emergency declaration.
Sebastian Gorka asks Liel Leibovitz, journalist, author, and media critic about the disturbing growth of anti-Semitism.
Hugh Hewitt talks about his concern that only 7 blacks out of a class total of 895 were admitted to a prestigious New York high school.
Hugh Hewitt talks to Arthur Brooks about his new book, Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt.
Hugh Hewitt asks Howard Schulz, former Starbucks CEO, about his independent run for U. S. President and his book, From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.Read More »
The New York Times recently published a story entitled “Wreck of the Juneau Is Found.” It’s about the discovery of the U.S. Navy cruiser Juneau that was blasted apart by a Japanese torpedo in 1942.
Even in the context of the millions and millions of casualties of World War II on all sides, the story Juneau resonates in a special way in the American memory, a memory of indebtedness to one family. One family that lost not one, not two, not three, not four but five sons on one day on one ship!
75 years later, the Juneau’s wreckage has been discovered but the American people’s moral debt remains: a moral debt to all those who have given their lives and have given their family members to the cause of defending liberty.Read More »
The exit of Stephen K. Bannon completes a restructuring of the West Wing that began almost as soon as the president took office and is now apparently complete. Like the physical renovation of the West Wing, it was noisy, not very attractive … but it was necessary.
What is needed now are successes in cooperation with Congress—beyond confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, the Veterans Affairs reform bill, and the 14 Congressional Review Act laws that were all enormously significant—but those were low-profile victories, and it seemed like Gorsuch was half a year ago.
What is needed above all is either a tax bill or resurrection of the health-care fix. Slashing the corporate tax rate is probably the easiest (and perhaps most economically significant) bit of legislation to accomplish—but so too must arrive the repeal of the Budget Control Act, which has devastated national security via the “sequester” and hamstrung a key Trump promise, that of a 355-ship Navy.
The staffing reset—along with a rhetorical reset from President Trump himself begun last week—can help get things moving.
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On Sept. 7, 2016, Donald Trump made a specific promise “to build a Navy of 350 surface ships and submarines.” On March 2, now president Trump added to the specificity of that pledge by promising to increase the number of aircraft carriers to 12. The recently unveiled White House budget breaks both of these promises.
A 350-ship fleet is key for both national security and international stability. China is rapidly growing its navy to fill the gaps left by the Obama-era cutbacks. Reversing those cuts is crucial to preserving American supremacy at sea and supporting allies around the world.
The president is fresh back from his very successful trip abroad. Now he needs to nominate a Navy secretary and send Congress an addendum to his budget, one with a plan to keep his promises regarding the Navy, and the funding to make that plan a reality.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/325227021″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]