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Albert Mohler: The Tech Giants Embrace Cancel Culture

Many of you tracked with the fact that both Facebook and Twitter have banned or suspended President Trump.

You’re also likely aware that the Parler app has been suspended by both Google and Apple. We’re looking at a major change in the entire landscape of social media, and we’re looking at unprecedented territory.

What does it mean? First, of course, it means that President Trump is likely to have a great deal of difficulty reaching his base.

But, the second issue is not really about President Trump at all. It’s about the power of these social media giants—and the rise of cancel culture.

We should be first to point out that there is never an excuse for inciting violence through social media or any other form of media. We should also understand that something far short of inciting violence could incite these kinds of policies.

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Hugh Hewitt: Against Fast-Track Impeachment

A fast-track impeachment of President Trump would not be justice. It would be pointless revenge, a very anti-American sentiment in action.

The so-called “Roman revolution” began around 60 B.C. and continued for 75 years, by the count of British historian Sir Ronald Syme—whose work remains the go-to source on how republics—including the greatest one until ours, Rome—collapsed. Republics do so when opposing parties within them continually raise the stakes, the rhetoric, then the violence, and finally the arsenal of political weaponry.

President Trump did a deeply reckless thing when he spoke before his supporters as they assembled.

But I do not believe there is conclusive evidence that Trump intended the storming of the Capitol, or any sort of sedition.

An impeachment now would leave no time for the president to present evidence of his contrary intent or any mitigating factors.

What ought to drive discussions at this moment is what’s best for the country—now and hereafter.

Passions are running high—which is why this is exactly the moment to allow them to cool.

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Hugh Hewitt: With Hope That We’ll See “The Better Angels of our Nature” As 2021 Unfolds

“Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.” Many of you will recognize those calming, moderating words from Lincoln’s first inaugural.

Such moderation has been largely missing from our public discourse in recent years.

When Trump supporters gathered in D.C. this week for the “Stop the Steal” protest, it’s hard to imagine that more than a tiny fraction intended violence. But some surely did.

And I don’t believe the president intended the riot. It has done him great damage. He ought to have seen the potential of violence. As it unfolded, he ought to have been quick to condemn it. In condemning it, he should have done so without any mention of his own grievances.

Our leaders ought to calm and not inflame.

Let’s hope and pray that we’ll see—Lincoln’s words again—“the better angels of our nature” as this new year unfolds.

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Biden’s Troubling Cabinet Picks Will Bring Back Paris Climate Accord: Bob Frantz with Tevi Troy

Bob Frantz and White House historian and author Tevi Troy talk about President-elect Biden selections to fill out key roles in his administration. They also discuss Troy’s latest article in Politico, The John Kerry-Tony Blinken Relationship Has a Worrisome Analogue from the 1950s.

For more, check out Tevi Troy’s book, Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Course of the Nation and the Georgia Senate Contest

Why does it matter so much to rule-of-law conservatives that Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler win their January 5 runoffs in Georgia?

Because control of the Senate depends on it.

If Perdue or Loeffler win—preferably both—Senate Majority Leader McConnell keeps his job.

If Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock both win, Charles Schumer becomes the majority leader. And he’s made his agenda very clear:

“Now we take Georgia, then we change America!”

If Schumer wins Senate control, he can indeed “change America” by beginning the undoing of the capstone achievement of McConnell’s steady, disciplined six years as majority leader: confirmation of three Supreme Court justices and 53 appeals court judges.

With Schumer as majority leader, expect a liberal assault on the Trump-McConnell legacy of a federal bench bolstered by constitutionalism.

Watch those contests in Georgia closely.

The future of the Senate and the course of the nation under a Biden administration will be decided there.

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