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Hugh Hewitt: With Hope That We’ll See “The Better Angels of our Nature” As 2021 Unfolds

“Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.” Many of you will recognize those calming, moderating words from Lincoln’s first inaugural.

Such moderation has been largely missing from our public discourse in recent years.

When Trump supporters gathered in D.C. this week for the “Stop the Steal” protest, it’s hard to imagine that more than a tiny fraction intended violence. But some surely did.

And I don’t believe the president intended the riot. It has done him great damage. He ought to have seen the potential of violence. As it unfolded, he ought to have been quick to condemn it. In condemning it, he should have done so without any mention of his own grievances.

Our leaders ought to calm and not inflame.

Let’s hope and pray that we’ll see—Lincoln’s words again—“the better angels of our nature” as this new year unfolds.

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Violent Protestors Breach the Capitol


Townhall Review for January 9, 2021

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton about the protest near the Capitol that turned into a riot.

Hugh Hewitt and former Missouri Senator Jim Talent talk about what caused the violent protest at the Capitol building.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Eliana Johnson, of the Washington Free Beacon, about the Democrat agenda now that they control Congress and the White House.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher about what happened in the Senate run off race in Georgia.

Seth Leibsohn and Dr. Donald Siegel, author of the article titled “Pandemic Response is Our Vietnam”, talk about the way government uses statistics to keep us engaged.

Kevin McCullough talks with Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, about the pandemic’s effects and healthcare.

Charlie Kirk talks about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the “fudging” of her resume and other tales.

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Violent Protests Fulfill the “Haves vs. Have Nots” Mentality: Jennifer Horn and Don Dix with Pete Peterson

Jennifer Horn and Don Dix talk with Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, about how education plays a role in the violent protests and how it’s a fulfillment of the “Haves vs. Have Nots” mentality.

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Albert Mohler: Law and Order and the Death of George Floyd

The video of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, held down by a police officer in an arrest with his knee on the back of his neck resulted—as we now know—in his tragic death.

Commenting on the video, Art Acevedo, who is the head of the Major Cities Chiefs Association said, “I haven’t heard anybody justify this.”

The sad reality is that George Floyd is now dead.

When you look at the protests and rioting in Minneapolis, it is an ugly picture everywhere you look—and now not just in Minneapolis.

But where does this story lead?

It all comes down to the importance of the rule of law. If the rule of law breaks down, there is no rescue.

Injustice documented before our eyes cries out for justice, but justice calls out for the rule of law—in the courtroom and on the streets of America’s cities.

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