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The Notre Dame Cathedral – Far More than a Building – Survives Once Again

Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – April 20, 2019

David French of the National Review joins Kevin McCullough to discuss his emotional reaction to the devastating fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

Dennis Prager and National Review’s Andrew McCarthy talk about what many already know; the Obama Administration spied on the campaign of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Hugh Hewitt is joined by United States Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband to talk about freedom of speech being stifled on college and university campuses.

Dennis Prager asks Daily Wire writer Michael Knowles about conservative speakers being harassed and even physically attacked on college and university campuses.

Hugh Hewitt talks to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, who recently signed into law a bill outlawing abortion in Ohio once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Seth Liebsohn asks Pete Peterson, the Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, about his article, “Is the Eggshell Culture on Campus Moving into Our Public Square?

Sebastian Gorka talks to Oliver North, current president of the National Rifle Association, about many Democrat efforts to limit or even repeal the Second Amendment.

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Michael Medved: An Outrage Should Inspire Bi-Partisan Action


In Central California, a gang-connected illegal immigrant shot and killed a local cop who, with his wife, had just celebrated a newborn son. The 32-year-old shooter already had two drunk driving arrests and bragged on social media about his street gang membership. The Sheriff’s office that arrested him complained about California’s “sanctuary policies”—not because they deliberately protect criminals, but because they block cooperation between local authorities and federal immigration officials to apprehend the bad guys.

This tragic loss ought to persuade Americans—left, right and center—to rethink an obnoxious obstacle to law enforcement. It should also inspire bi-partisan efforts to draft new laws to keep firearms out of the hands of illegals; even the strongest defenders of the Second Amendment must recognize it was never meant to protect gun rights for those who live in the country illegally.

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Jim Caviezel, Star of “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” Issues Challenge to Moviegoers


Townhall Review – March 31, 2018

Hugh Hewitt talks with Lanhee Chen, policy expert and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, about President Donald Trump naming former United Nations ambassador John Bolton as his next National Security Advisor, which has been criticized by some left-wing pundits. Michael Medved takes on the media’s coverage of The March for Our Lives that took place in Washington D.C. last week. The movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ” opened in theaters last weekend and the movie’s star, Jim Caviezel, discusses his passion for his faith with Salem host Mike Gallagher. Charlotte Pence, daughter of Vice President Mike Pence, has a newly-released children’s book, “Marlon Bundo: A Day in the Life of the Vice President.” Karen Pence, the Second Lady, wife to Mike Pence, and the illustrator for the book, joins her daughter in a conversation with Larry Elder. Michael Medved takes on former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens’ call to eliminate the Second Amendment. Dennis Prager takes one more look at the March for Our Lives.

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Michael Medved: Instinctive Reactions To Mass Shootings Destructive And Disappointing

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Whenever we experience a hideous slaughter like the recent assault of a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the left indulges in annoying and irrational instinct: calling urgently and self-righteously for minor tweaks in gun laws that would have done nothing to actually avert the horror.

Meanwhile, the right displays its own quirks: refusing to discuss any alterations in firearms regulation-as if our current rules were perfect and immutable. We’d do much better if our national leaders-in both legislative and executive branches brought together all sides to discuss reforming the bureaucracy and better enforcement of current laws to make it harder for the mentally ill or criminally violent to get deadly weapons.

Even those of us who staunchly back the Second Amendment should acknowledge that the deranged shooter in Texas should never have acquired his fearsome arsenal, and government should have done a better job in restricting his access to guns.

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Michael Medved: The Nobel Prize Encourages A Dangerous Fantasy

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In another inane choice for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee selected an organization known as ICAN—the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The idea of “abolishing” nuclear weapons is absurd, of course: if the world enacted the restrictive treaties proposed by the campaign, then decent, law-abiding nations would be disarmed while rogue states like North Korea and Iran would continue developing the nuclear weapons they might use with impunity.

Similar flawed logic underlies the current gun debate: just as they wish nukes had never been invented, so too many liberals passionately wish that firearms had never been designed or manufactured. But that’s a childish fantasy, since you can’t magically “abolish” a familiar, well-established technology, or prevent destructive forces from accessing it. As with dreams of “abolishing” nuclear weapons, attempts to regulate guns out of existence will leave the bad guys much stronger while the good guys became vastly more vulnerable.

 

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California’s Napa Valley Burns and Hollywood is Exposed

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Townhall Review – October 14, 2017

Hugh Hewitt turns to Polito’s Jake Sherman to discuss President Trump’s tweet barrage in light of disasters of the past six weeks. Michael Medved explains why Harvey Weinstein’s success as a film producer doesn’t excuse him from common decency. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallager, a national security expert, on why Trump’s push for maintaining our nuclear arsenal is a good idea. Mike Gallagher speaks with corporate security specialist Paul Viollis about the disturbing timeline news concerning the Vegas Massacre. Dennis Prager laments the latest news of the Boy Scouts announcing that it will now allow girls to join. Hugh Hewitt interviews his long-time friend Dr. Larry Arnn, the President of Hillsdale College, on the origin of citizen’s rights to bear arms. Finally, Mike Gallagher invites Joe Piscopo, host of AM970 The Answer, to the microphone to explain why he invests time and energy into saving Columbus Day.

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