Townhall Review – May 26, 2018
Hugh Hewitt sits down with Mark Peen, pollster and adviser to former President Bill Clinton about his op-ed piece calling for an end to the Mueller investigation. Mike Gallagher speaks with Mercedes Schlapp, White House Director of Strategic Communication, about President Trump’s plans to stop funding of abortion via Planned Parenthood. Michael Medved explains how Planned Parenthood has the most to lose. Larry Elder takes a look at the FBI’s intrusion into the 2016 Trump campaign by planting a spy within the campaign. Michael Medved looks at how the media and Nancy Pelosi took President Trump’s comments on immigrants out of context and how they are damaging their own credibility. Dennis Prager looks at the link between bullying and school shootings.Read More »
A wave of change is coming in the 2018 and 2020 elections: the rise of millennial voters. In those elections, millennials, born between 1980-2000, will finally pass baby boomers as the largest voting generation.
What we know is that millennials hold different political views than their boomer parents. They are more fearful, saying 4-1 that America is on the wrong track. They believe less in political institutions such as Congress and the President. They are more open to socialism, less committed to freedom. Seventy-one percent say we need a new political party.
What we don’t know is how many millennials will actually show up to vote. So far, their voting percentage is low: only half or less of eligible voters in 2016.
It seems likely that millennial concerns will change the conversation in future elections, but we’ll have to wait and see whether they actually vote and change the outcome.Read More »
The death of evangelist Billy Graham seems almost unreal. In our memories, we can still hear his voice, see his smile, and trace his influence. He died on Wednesday—age 99—at his home in North Carolina. From his first crusade to his dying breath he made clear he still believed and always believed what he preached.
Billy Graham was a titanic figure on the world stage. He preached in person to more persons than any other preacher in the history of Christianity. It all began with a crusade in Los Angeles nearly 70 years ago that changed history, and led to the establishment of a global ministry of evangelism and good will.
I had the honor of knowing Billy Graham, and he was gracious to speak at my inauguration as president of Southern Seminary and give his name to our evangelism school. He was even greater in person than on the television screen or before a crowd.
He has now gone home to his heavenly reward, to be with the God he loved so much and served so well.
Social media blew up when it appeared that Oprah Winfrey might run for president. Think of it: two billionaire media stars who had never held political office running for president. Only in America.
But the deeper question is why voters are turning in this direction? Besides their obvious frustration with politicians, voters seem more interested in making statements than actually governing. We don’t know what policies Oprah might follow and, even after a year, Trump’s policy approach is still taking shape. But they do make a statement.
A related problem is that the presidency is becoming all bully pulpit and no real leadership, all hat and no cattle as they say in Texas. We want superheroes and action, not mature deliberation. What passes for action in Washington these days is party-line votes and executive orders, not working through complex issues.
Citizens have duties, too, and we shouldn’t vote just to express frustration, but to guide the policy and governance of the nation.Read More »
This is Michael Medved for Townhall.com, with a message to President Trump: congratulations, Mr. President, on your first year in office. In the upcoming State of the Union Address you should highlight our strong economy, progress against ISIS, cuts in taxes and regulation, judicial appointments and more. You should paraphrase Ronald Reagan by asking: are you better off than you were one year ago? An overwhelming majority will say yes, we are.
But please, Mr. President, don’t let Democrats change the focus from the state of the union to the state of your mind. Of course, your opponents have been nasty and unfair, but hitting back at them in similarly nasty terms only diminishes your stature. By emphasizing the undeniable progress of everyday Americans, you will build on your first year’s success. And you can overcome the highly personal attacks of your critics more effectively by ignoring them, rather than responding to them.
Townhall Review — December 09, 2017
Hugh Hewitt asks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when the tax bill is expected to be delivered to the President and what the outcome will be for America. Michael Medved speaks with Stephen Moore, Chief Economist at the Heritage Foundation, on how he reviews the tax reform efforts so far. Hugh Hewitt reveals a portion of his “blockbuster revelation” opinion piece in the Washington Post concerning the sudden removal of Peter Strzok by Robert Mueller. Hugh Hewitt then turns to James Hohmann, National Correspondent at the Washington Post, concerning the questionable integrity of Robert Mueller’s team. Michael Medved shares his thoughts on how he thought the U.S. Supreme Court responded to the Masterpiece Cake Case out of Colorado. Medved reveals the double-standard the Left has concerning President Trump lighting the White House Christmas tree. Mike Gallagher invites Byron York, author and columnist for the Washington Examiner, to share how President Trump may have violated a two-century-old law. Wrapping up, Dennis Prager shares how today’s “science” is so warped that it no longer abides by biological sex.