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David Davenport: California’s Bully Federalism

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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

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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

McConnell, False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

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

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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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Mark Davis: Presidential Trump

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It was something to behold.  We’ve seen many Donald Trump speeches, but never anything quite like his address to a Joint Session of Congress. It had a State of the Union feel, but with more people paying attention.  There was suspense—would this be campaign-rally Trump filled with self-praise? Inaugural Trump...

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Michael Medved: Trump’s Habit: Turning Obstacles Into Advantages

McConnell, False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

Even his harshest critics recognize President Trump’s habit of turning obstacles into advantages. In the primary campaign, the fact that 17 well-qualified Republicans ran against him was supposed to make his victory impossible. But it served to divide more cautious, mainstream voters while giving Trump an unbeatable edge among all...

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Albert Mohler: A Loss For Every American Citizen

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The state of Washington’s Supreme Court recently handed down a ruling that puts the religious liberty of all Americans at risk. As the Associated Press reports, “The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously … that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s anti-discrimination law.”...

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12 States Consider Bills Requiring People Use Bathroom of Biological Sex

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And the Trump executive order is helping (Washington Times).  From Owen Strachan:  The decision of the Trump administration to correlate bathroom usage with one’s biological sex is not a victory for any political group. It is a victory for common sense. It is an affirmation of basic human sanity (Center for Public Theology...

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THR 2/25/17: H.R. McMaster: A Legendary General

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Hugh Hewitt interviews Richard Haass, who serves as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the importance of the National Security Adviser role. Hewitt asks Senator Tom Cotton why he is pleased with President Trump’s pick of General McMaster to be the next National Security Adviser. Michael Medved says...

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Michael Medved: False Charges of Anti-Semitism

McConnell, False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

The bitter divisions in American life currently stem from politics as much as from differences in race, religion or economic status. Even tightly connected subgroups endure internal conflicts over President Trump and his policies. Jewish Americans, for instance, represent less than 2 percent of the national population but that community...

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