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 »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
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.
Dennis Prager talks about loneliness being a result of “kinlessness.”Read More »
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.Read More »
Townhall Review – May 18, 2019
Mike Gallagher looks at the disturbing trend toward anti-Semitism in the U. S. House of Representatives.
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.Read More »