Tag Archives: North Korea

Nation Begins to Emerge From Shutdown

Townhall Review – May 2, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton about the latest spending challenge, Phase IV of the CARES Act.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talks with retired Army Lt. Colonel James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation about North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un and General Mike Flynn.

Mike Gallagher give his opinion of YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram and what appears to be their censoring of content they don’t agree with.

Sebastian Gorka turns to author and columnist Victor Davis Hanson to talk about President Trump’s daily press briefings on COVID-19.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy, about that school’s adaptation relating to COVID-19.

Sebastian Gorka talks with former FEC Commissioner Hans von Spakovsky about the fight pending on Capitol Hill regarding the “Vote by Mail” efforts from Democrats.

Hugh Hewitt and historian Arthur Herman talk about how American business can help us recover from the COVID-19 plague.

Dennis Prager talks with Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute, about how our preoccupation  with safety and its cohort, fear, have almost become a religion.

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Democratic Debate Slides Leftward

Townhall Review – August 3, 2019

Mike Gallagher with Eric Trump and Bob Frantz with Michael Johns, former speechwriter for President Bush ’41, all share their impressions on the recent 2nd round of Democrat debates.

Dennis Prager speaks with USA Today columnist Jim Robbins about his devastating column on Baltimore.

Hugh Hewitt turns to Harry Kazianis, Director of Korean Studies at the Center for the National Interest, for the latest on North Korea in light of the missiles fired earlier this week.

Seth Leibsohn invites Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute as well as the author of  “The War on Cops” to give her law and order insight into Joe Biden’s “tough on crime” jargon.

Hugh Hewitt invites Kasey Pipes, the former advisor to President George W. Bush, to share about his new book: “After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon.”

Mike Lindell, the founder of My Pillow, tells Mike Gallagher about his big push to help those recovering from addiction.

 

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Hugh Hewitt: Who’s to Blame in Tensions With Iran?

The Trump administration deserves some credit for seeing Iran clearly.

President Obama did not. His efforts to lure Ayatollah Khomeini into changing the behavior of his rogue regime never had a chance because it began from the premise that appeasement works, but appeasement never does work.

Not with Iran. Not with Russia and the famous “reset” button. And not in the 1994 deal with North Korea.

The appeasement policies of Obama have been abandoned. Good!

Iran is dangerously close to provoking a conflict—and most U.S. media outlets are far behind the news curve.

President Trump has been ably served by National Security Advisor John Bolton—as well as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both rightly believe that Iran was, is and will remain a rogue regime as long as the radical theocrats remain in power.

It’s not about Bolton or Pompeo.

It’s about the mullahs in Tehran. It has been since 1979.

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Lanhee Chen: The President Was Right to Walk Away

President Trump’s recent summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un may have ended without a deal, but the entire episode served to demonstrate that sometimes, walking away is the best decision.

Published news reports suggest that the North Koreans were asking us to lift many of the most onerous sanctions that have been placed upon them, in return for a promise that they’d destroy a site that’s been called the “heart” of their nuclear program.

But there were no guarantees that we’d be allowed to verify their claims. And certainly no guarantees that they’d keep their promises.

Given our history with the rogue regime, we have plenty of reason to distrust.
It can be tough to walk away from a negotiation, particularly when it would be politically expedient to do otherwise.

That’s why President Trump should be congratulated for doing what he did.

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Iran Deal, Hostage Release and Elections Give Trump a Big Week


Townhall Review – May 12, 2018

Congressman Mike Gallagher talks with Hugh Hewitt about President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal. New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and Hugh Hewitt look at the Iranian reaction. Michael Medved examines former President Obama’s reaction complaining that the pullout was a “serious mistake” and accusing Trump of being “so misguided.”  As President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un get ready for their upcoming meeting, three hostages held by North Korea were released and Mike Gallagher celebrates that news. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley speaks with Hugh Hewitt about the rapid-fire federal judge confirmations. Michael Medved looks at how the low unemployment has created new employment problems for some cities…not enough workers. Dennis Prager has his take on the prom dress controversy and how the young lady who posted innocent pictures of her dress had no idea the storm it would create. Michael Medved looks at the reworking of school history textbooks to include the historical contributions by the LGBT community.

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Two Huge Tests for Trump Diplomacy


Townhall Review – May 5, 2018

Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss how the possible Iranian duplicity during the brokering of the Iran Nuclear Deal recently uncovered by Israeli intelligence might affect that fragile deal. Michael Medved examines the historic meeting between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Hugh Hewitt and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell look at the Federal judiciary and the pace of judicial appointments and confirmations. Michael Medved looks at the question about the accuracy of Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu’s claims regarding the Iranian nuclear agreement. Dennis Prager talks with author and commentator Jonah Goldberg about his new book, “Suicide of the West, How the Rebirth of Nationalism, Populism and Identity Politics is Destroying Democracy.” Andy Puzder, trial lawyer, restauranteur and author discusses his new book, “Capitalist Comeback,” with Larry Elder. Mike Gallagher gives his take on Trump supporter Kanye West and his willingness to attract the scorn of peers, fellow entertainers, and even California Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

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