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China’s Provocations and Prospects for an Adequate Defense Budget in 116th Congress


Townhall Review – January 5, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Tim Ryan talk about the defense budget and the cooperation needed from both sides of the aisle. Hugh Hewitt talks with Congressman Mike Gallagher about the threat from a Chinese admiral to test U.S. resolve by sinking two U. S. Navy aircraft carriers. Sebastian Gorka talks with John Batchelor about populism, nationalism, and the rejection of the Elites. Hugh Hewitt asks Congressman Steve Scalise about the events of the day he was shot and the long recovery detailed in his book, Back in the Game. Dennis Prager discusses the left-wing politicizing of national sports with Clay Travis who wrote of this phenomenon in his book, Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too.

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Michael Medved: Demonizing, Dehumanizing the Opposition

Opioid

The context of the brutal assault in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise sends an important public message: our elected representatives may wield enormous power but they’re still ordinary Americans who enjoy getting up early on a bright Spring morning to practice for things like a charity baseball game.

The crazed shooter had been so warped by hateful leftist propaganda that he couldn’t recognize the obvious humanity of his victims: he asked about party affiliation, and when told they were Republicans he was ready to kill. This time the targets were conservatives and the assailant was a self-styled “progressive,” but both sides have indulged the recent toxic tendency to demonize and dehumanize opponents.

The idea that disagreements over health care, taxes, and foreign policy are enough to justify violent assault is repugnant and profoundly un-American. President Trump sounded the right note when he asked the nation to respond to such hatred by coming together for the common good.

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Lanhee Chen: Americans

Tax Reform

As Americans, we are drawn together by so much more than what divides us. We have a common sense of purpose and destiny. And we wake up each day knowing how blessed we are to live in this remarkable country.

Even as we are saddened by news of the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others, including two Capitol Police officers who were wounded while doing their jobs, we recognize that we, as Americans, must be about so much more than what separates us.

We come together to celebrate the bravery of our first responders and marvel at those who place their lives on the line each day to protect the things we hold dear. And we come together, in spite of the pettiness and politics, to honor those who serve the public each day, selflessly and courageously.

Now is a time for us to rise above our differences. Now is a time to elevate the tone of our public discussions—and to remember that our fates are tied together, as Americans.

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