Tag Archives: President Trump

Jerry Bowyer: After El Paso, After Dayton

Recently our nation was traumatized by two mass shootings. Predictably, these acts of evil were immediately ransacked by media commentators, politicians and candidates in search of political ammunition. Left-of-center media started in immediately after the El Paso massacre, blaming President Trump and Fox News. But in less than 24 hours, another mass shooting occurred in Ohio which appears to have been committed by someone of the Left, and of course, conservative media was quick to point that out.

Let me suggest that instead of using this to point the finger at hyperbolic rhetoric from the “other side,” we’d do well it to point the finger at hyperbolic rhetoric in general.

You don’t have to look too long at cable news and social media to see our cultural affinity for overheated rhetoric.

Extremism mixed with mental illness is a toxic, and even lethal cocktail.

Let’s let the measured rhetoric start with us.

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Jerry Bowyer: A Tax Change the President Should Embrace

Bloomberg News and CNBC report that the Trump administration is seriously considering a rule change which would stop the IRS from taxing investors based on phantom gains from inflation.

Let’s say you buy an investment for a hundred dollars and sell it a few years later for 105 dollars, but inflation was 5 percent. You didn’t really make any money. In real purchasing power, you just broke even.

The way the system works now, you’d have to pay taxes on that five dollars. That’s not taxing income; that’s confiscating wealth.

Larry Kudlow, now the president’s chief economic advisor has long been a champion of the idea, and it looks like the president is on board. And: It looks like the president can do this without buy-in from Congress.

We should hope the president embraces this idea and moves forward with it.

It’s good economics—and it would be good politics as well.

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Remembering D-Day; Remembering Tiananmen

Townhall Review – June 8, 2019

Seth Leibsohn reflects on the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident in Beijing, China.

Hugh Hewitt asks Congressman Mike Gallagher for his take on containing China’s usurpation of U.S. world leadership.

Sam Malone talks with Steven Bucci, former Special Forces Officer now with the Heritage Foundation, about remembering D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator Rick Scott, whose dad was part of the invasion force at Normandy on D-Day.

Ed Martin talks with John Schlafly about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on a question about citizenship in the 2020 census.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Anna Timmer, who took Congressman Justin Amash to task for calling for the impeachment of President Trump.

Dennis Prager talks with Professor Robert Epstein, one-time Editor in Chief of Psychology Today about his study that uncovered political bias in such companies as Google and Facebook.

Dennis Prager talks about loneliness being a result of “kinlessness.”

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Lanhee Chen: A Rare Glimpse of Bipartisanship

Despite all of the partisan rancor in Congress, there is remarkable bipartisan agreement on the need to deal with the challenge of smoking and tobacco use amongst young Americans.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia have introduced legislation that would raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco—including vaping products and e-cigarettes—to 21.

Other Senators, including Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Dick Durbin, have introduced similar legislation. It’s particularly striking that McConnell and Kaine both come from significant tobacco-producing states.

Tobacco use and vaping have reached epidemic proportions amongst America’s youth, creating a public health crisis that demands the attention of lawmakers. The fact that leaders of both parties acknowledge the need for action is a great start.

Now, it’s up to members of Congress to vote for this important change and for President Trump to sign this important legislation into law.

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Democrats Again on Defensive Over Tlaib Remarks

Townhall Review – May 18, 2019

Mike Gallagher looks at the disturbing trend toward anti-Semitism in the U. S. House of Representatives.

Dennis Prager talks to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach who is embroiled in a battle with Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Politico reporter Eliana Johnson about the anti-Semitic comments made by Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib.

Hugh Hewitt and Townhall journalist Katie Pavlich talk about her recent trip with U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the impromptu stop in Baghdad.

Mike Gallagher comments on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign promise to repeal President Trump’s tax cut.

Hugh Hewitt talks with CNN’s Jim Sciutto about his book, “The Shadow War – Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America.”

Mike Gallagher talks to Dennis Prager about his battle with Google, Facebook, and others over censorship of PragerU.

Dennis Prager comments on an elementary school principal in Pennsylvania who was pressured to stop saying “God Bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Obama FBI Spied on Trump; Mollie Hemingway Explains the Latest

Townhall Review – May 11, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. about the recent Hamas attacks on Israel.

Mike Gallagher examines the latest Gallup Poll that shows President Trump’s approval rating is on the rise.

Hugh Hewitt and Senator Tom Cotton look at the latest status of the Venezuela situation.

Joe Walsh talks about a video posted by the Philadelphia Muslim Center showing Muslim children singing lyrics that are threatening and dark.

Larry Elder takes issue with Democrat Presidential candidates claiming that race relations in America are in terrible shape and getting worse.

Nigel Farage joins Sebastian Gorka for a talk on the latest regarding Brexit.

Dennis Prager and Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor with The Federalist, talk about the New York Times article about the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign.

Hugh Hewitt talks to David Brooks about his book, “The Second Mountain: The Quest for the Moral Life.”

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Hugh Hewitt: A Favor for Republicans

Democrats have done Republicans a huge favor.

After the release of the Mueller report, the Democrats had two options: Either inflate the narrative of obstruction of justice, or attack the messenger who transmitted that report—a report that deeply disappointed them. That messenger was Attorney General William Barr.

They chose the latter course—and blundered terribly in doing so.

The whole premise of their criticism—that Barr somehow mishandled the release of the Mueller report was just absurd. Hysteria is a bad look. Democrats wore it better than their media boosters, but they still wore it poorly.

In attacking Barr, Democrats have hurt themselves. Not only did they appear desperate after their “bet everything on Mueller” wager went bust, but they proceeded to cement the alliance between President Trump and establishment Republicans, who were squarely behind Barr, in a way that had not occurred before.

From Barr to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the electorate sees a face of resolve from an increasingly united GOP.

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