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Jerry Bowyer: ‘ Trump Trade ’ Will Be Over Without Tax Cuts

Trump Trade

The stock market had a great run after the election of Donald J. Trump as president. This put egg on the face of many elite commentators who predicted that a Trump victory would be disastrous for the economy. Indicators of economic optimism also improved, and some business activity indicators improved...

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The True Story of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

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Townhall Review — November 18, 2017 This special edition of the Townhall Review features Michael Medved telling the compelling true story of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving: why they left Europe, how they made their way across the ocean, and how they fought to survive in the New World while preserving their religious...

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Albert Mohler: Thoughts And Prayers

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In the wake of tragedy, we are accustomed to hearing calls for “ thoughts and prayers.” We have heard them from prominent political figures, both Democrats and Republicans. But more recently, such calls have drawn harsh criticism from the Left. What does it mean when a political leader says that...

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Jerry Bowyer: America Is Indebted To Martin Luther

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500 years ago Martin Luther’s started a debate by nailing a document with 95 theological assertions to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral, triggering the Reformation. No matter which side of that theological debate you’re on, you should be grateful for the ultimate effects of this action on Western liberty...

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David Davenport: We’re Number 45

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For nearly 50 years now, Freedom House has published its annual survey of the freest countries in the world. This year’s report contains some troubling news. First, with an increase in authoritarian regimes and populism, overall freedom in the world declined in the past year. Second, the United States, after...

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Michael Medved: Why Millennials Prefer Marxism To Capitalism

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Recent articles have marveled at the fascination of today’s “millennials” with socialism, but a new survey shows even more alarming disregard for the capitalist system behind America’s prosperity and power. Polling data from YouGov showed 51% of Americans in their twenties would prefer to live in a country that was...

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David Davenport: Balancing Religious Rights With Health Care

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This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for Townhall.com. Public policy is full of difficult dilemmas, tough cases where there are strong interests on both sides.  Such dilemmas are not usually solved as much as they are managed. That’s why two federal departments recently expanded the rights of religious employers.  During the...

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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...

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Lanhee Chen: Congress Should Give Opportunity To The Laboratories Of Democracy

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A consensus is emerging on Capitol Hill about the need to fund Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help working-class Americans buy health insurance. The question is what fundamental reforms conservatives should get in return. In my view, they should focus on giving states greater flexibility to design their own health reforms....

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Albert Mohler: How Can We Explain Such An Act Of Evil?

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The little Texas town of Sutherland Springs is experiencing unfathomable grief and mourning. On Sunday, a gunman dressed in black entered the First Baptist Church during worship and killed at least 26 people in cold blood – targeting men, women, and children – including the 14 year-old daughter of the...

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Lanhee Chen: The Long-Running Russia Disinformation Campaign

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This past week, executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before Congress about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. For well over a decade, the Russians have spread disinformation and sought to influence the outcome of elections throughout Europe and elsewhere. The obvious question is, “Why hasn’t more been done to...

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Michael Medved: No Market For Mauling The Middle Class

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“Suburbicon”—the prestigious new movie release from director George Clooney—features Matt Damon and Juliane Moore with a screenplay co-written by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers. The film opened with high hopes on more than 2,000 screens, but proved to be a commercial disaster with just $2.8 million on opening weekend. Even more...

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Albert Mohler: The AP Stylebook Joins The Sexual And Moral Revolution

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The Associated Press Stylebook has decided to join the sexual and moral revolution, and it’s going to war with human nature. The new guidelines instruct that writers and editors, for example, should “avoid references to being born a boy or girl.” On the one hand, we must realize that one...

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David Davenport: Civic Education To Save The Republic

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A recent report reminds us that if the future of the American republic is in question, doing a better job with civic education is the answer. The report for the “ Democracy at a Crossroads National Summit ” provides plenty of reasons for pessimism: people don’t trust their government, they don’t vote, they don’t take part...

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