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Albert Mohler: The ACLU Has Effectively Switched Teams

The ACLU has effectively switched teams, again, on another issue.

Beginning in the late 1960s, the civil rights organization consistently argued for the rights of female athletes in sport, and that meant to compete with other females in sport.

Eventually, Congress passed Title IX legislation in 1972, and that eventually meant an entire structure of women’s sport alongside men’s sport in university intercollegiate athletics.

But the ACLU has now joined the transgender revolution, meaning that it’s now arguing the opposite of what the organization argued on behalf of freedom just back in 1972. The entire Title IX system only makes sense if you know that there is a difference between males and females, and by the way, it’s biological.

Sandra Bucha, a former competitive swimmer who was helped by the ACLU in the courts in the past, explained the results of this turnabout in the Wall Street Journal. She writes, “Women and girls are being displaced by biologically male athletes who have a clear physical advantage. Again,” she writes, “It is the female athlete who’s being denied a spot on the team and the pursuit of her dream, and now is being told to watch from the sidelines.”

As Bucha says, “that’s regression, not progress.”

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Medved: Unmasking “Shy Trump Voters”


A little noted detail in a new national poll raises questions on its report of a solid, steady Biden lead.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll also asked respondents about social distancing and 85 percent claimed they regularly wear masks outside the home, but anybody noting real-world habits of neighbors and strangers knows mask-wearing isn’t really that universal.

Yes, many respondents must be fibbing—telling pollsters what they think they want to hear. Similarly, some voters no doubt feel reluctant to inform representatives of big media companies that they’re planning to vote for the president.

Last time, the phenomenon of “shy Trump voters” contributed to notorious polling errors. That pattern may or may not repeat itself, but it’s possible that many voters again prefer to mask—you should pardon the expression—an inclination to vote for Donald Trump.

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Obamagate, the Economy and China’s Culpability


Townhall Review – May 16, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton about two huge scandals; Chinese culpability on the coronavirus and Obamagate, intentional interference with the peaceful transfer of power between presidential administrations.

Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel, of the Wall Street Journal, talk about all things Flynn, Russia, Mueller Special Counsel and the impeachment.

Larry Elder talks about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the slow response of officials to bring charges.

Hugh Hewitt talks with former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren about confusing, yet normal, Israeli politics.

Hugh Hewitt and Florida Congressman and former Green Beret Michael Waltz about China and the future of U.S.-China relations.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Florida Senator Marco Rubio about the economic cost of the coronavirus and the government response.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Matthew Whitaker about his book, “Above the Law: The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Tried to Subvert President Trump.”

Mike Gallagher examines Sweden’s limited shutdown to avert the COVID-19 pandemic, avoiding an economic crisis.

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Albert Mohler: Crisis in the Human Heart

One of the most important and helpful statements made in the aftermath of the recent horrific mass shootings came by way of the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal.

The article is entitled, “The Killers in Our Midst.” The shootings, they write: “are horrifying assaults on peaceful communities by disturbed young men. American politics will try to simplify these events into a debate about guns or political rhetoric, but the common theme of these killings is the social alienation of young men that will be harder to address.”

They point to the fact that this is not a new reality, it is not a reality now that spans several presidential administrations, including presidents of both parties. The motivations of the killers, they observe, are “often too convoluted to sort into any clear ideology.”

So what we’re facing is a cultural crisis, a spiritual crisis, and it begins, as we know, in the human heart.

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American Foreign Policy After the Iran Deal


Townhall Review – July 28, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and New York Times columnist, Bret Stephens, talk about Iran’s latest threats to the United States following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Hugh Hewitt and Rep. Mike Gallagher discuss President Trump’s recent speech on upgrading the U.S. military. Phil Cowan and Jonathan Keller of the California Family Counsel discuss the postponement of California AB2943. Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal look at the latest developments in the “Russian Collusion” investigation. Michael Medved looks at how the Democrats flirting with Democratic Socialism might affect Republican chances in the midterm election. Michael Medved examines the impact foolish social media posts or stupid comments from long ago might cause some good, talented people to not seek public office. Mike Gallagher invites former press secretary Sean Spicer to look back at his career in his new book, The Briefing.

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Jittery Markets, the Memo and a defender of Masculinity

Opioids Tariffs

Townhall Review — February 10, 2018

Kimberly Strassel, of the Wall Street Journal, speaks with Dennis Prager about why the howling and protests came from Democrat, FBI, and Justice Department members following the release of “the memo.”  Mike Gallagher catches up with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow for an analysis on the economy, of which the Dow Jones Industrial tanked spectacularly earlier in the week.  Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Gallagher about a notorious figure who may have provided retired British Spy Christopher Steele with information contained in the “dossier.” Michael Medved sits in with Dr. Larry Diamond, a Sr. Fellow at Stanford University‘s Hoover Institution, to discuss the demise of democracy, if Putin could have his way. While on with Michael Medved, Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson, author of “Twelve Rules for your Life,” shares how his masculine ideas are “subversive to identity politics.” Ed Martin, the host of Salem’s 1380 the Answer in St. Louis, invites Hugh Hewitt on his show to discuss what when wrong with the FISA warrant scandal.  Larry Elder shares about President Trump’s “treasonous” comment following the State of the Union address.

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