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Hugh Hewitt: Agony in the Wake of Florida Shooting

U.S. Senate

How can the slaughter of high school students be so polarizing? It is agonizing beyond any writer’s ability to convey, but a political football to begin another round of pro- and anti-Trump throwdowns?   I didn’t see that coming out of the sorrow from the Florida shooting.   It was...

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Lanhee Chen: A Spending Problem

single-payer

President Trump earned significant praise for his first State of the Union Address—and for good reason. It presented an affirmative vision for what unified Republican governance can accomplish. It also laid out policy priorities to keep the homeland secure and strengthen our economy. One thing that was missing, however, was any mention...

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Albert Mohler: The Education Bill and the Future of Religious Liberty

Handmaid’s Tale

Congress is currently considering the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965. And we should all sit up and take note. Sometimes legislation that looks almost innocuous is anything but; sometimes legislation that will have historic and long-lasting effect doesn’t go by any name that would get the citizens’ attention;...

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Albert Mohler: A Government Ministry of Loneliness

Handmaid’s Tale

One of the saddest headlines I’ve seen in a very long time comes to us in the New York Times. The headline article : “U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness.”   A 2017 report indicated that “more than 9 million Britons often or always feel lonely.”   The extremes of age are identified...

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Hugh Hewitt: The Ongoing Carnival of Venom

U.S. Senate

Addiction was the story of 2017. No: Not addiction to opioids , though of course tens of thousands of families are still mourning the death of a loved one to the scourge coursing through the United States.   No: Not addiction to the toxic combination of power and lust fueling the...

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The Tax Bill Needs Follow-On Spending Cuts

Oprah Winfrey President

Although a tax cut may have been a nice Christmas gift, it needs some follow-on spending cuts to work.  At best, Republicans have eaten their dessert first, waiting to eat their spending cut vegetables later; at worst, they will have increased the federal deficit by another trillion dollars or more.   By...

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Hugh Hewitt: A Blockbuster Revelation At The FBI

FISA

The Washington Post recently reported that a former top FBI official, Peter Strzok, who had previously been assigned to and then removed from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, had “exchanged politically charged texts disparaging [President] Trump and supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton” and that Strzok was also “a key player...

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David Davenport: California’s Bully Federalism

Oprah Winfrey President

California’s travel ban, forbidding the expenditure of state money to travel to states that have policies they don’t like, is what I call bully federalism. You may remember federalism, the idea that state and local governments retain considerable power in our federal system. Under the 10th Amendment, states can fight...

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Michael Medved: Public Opinion and Obamacare

Trump Builder

In 2010, the health insurance legislation known as “Obamacare” was overwhelmingly unpopular. But Democrats in the White House and Congress pushed it through anyway, and then paid a severe price in the next elections. Today, the health care package known as “Trumpcare” is similarly unpopular, but the Republicans seem determined...

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FBI Director Wants DOJ to Refute Trump Wiretap Claims

James Comey Calls For Wiretap Investigation

Comey wants the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s wiretap claim (NY Times).  Hugh Hewitt explains why “it’s quite possible” for Trump to be correct (Hugh Hewitt).  A former Bush attorney believes Trump is right that it happened but wrong to blame Obama (The Hill)  It wouldn’t be a complete...

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Michael Medved: Trump Turns

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For most Americans, Presidents Day counts as a trivial holiday but this year it looks as if Donald Trump made the most of the occasion. Perhaps he saw results of new historian polls and noted that the five all-time greats shared common characteristics. Lincoln, Washington, FDR, Theodore Roosevelt and Eisenhower...

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Greg Thornbury: Just Saying No Is not Enough

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

When President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress this week, pundits—both on the left and right—agreed: this was a very fine moment for the new Commander-in-Chief. The speech was filled was highlights for President Trump, but the best ones came when he said things any proud American should love,...

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THR 3/4/17: Trump’s Powerful, Stirring Speech

School Shooting

Michael Medved reflects on President Trump’s powerful and emotional address to Congress and the American people. Sheriff David Clarke examines Trump’s position and policies on immigration on the Mike Gallagher Show. Hugh Hewitt catches up with Andy Puzder—the man who should have been Secretary of Labor until the left mobilized...

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