Hugh Hewitt talks with Rep. Tom Emmer about the record number of freshmen GOP women elected, they also discuss the importance of redistricting accurately reflecting each state’s population.Read More »
A story coming out of Connecticut reveals one of the most inevitable collisions on the current cultural landscape.
The policymaking panel for interscholastic sports in Connecticut says a high school student must be able to compete according to the student’s declared gender identity.
The parents of three female track athletes are now suing in federal court—charging that allowing biological males to compete as females destroys the very idea of female athletic competition.
The attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom said, “Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics. Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”
Well, that’s an inevitable collision.
The current policy is an attempt to try to posit moral autonomy—one’s stated or claimed gender identity—over biological, creational reality.Read More »
Martina Navratilova is a name familiar to the nation as the as the winner Wimbledon Women’s Singles title nine times, but she’s in the headlines today because she’s a gay athlete who is now accused of running headlong in conflict with the moral revolutionaries.
No: It’s not about gay rights, but over transgender identity and modern sport.
Late last year Navratilova got in trouble by tweeting, “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women.”
After a major backlash, she says she went back to consider the issue, to make sure that she really understood what she was talking about. Now she’s published a piece in the Sunday Times of London—“The Rules on Trans Athletes Reward Cheats and Punish the Innocent.”
She writes: “As I have gone into this with further detail and with further research I believe in my position even more strongly.”
But the revolution has moved past her, and the LGBTQ activists now say she’s on the wrong side of history.Read More »
Here are the rules today: you must be pro-woman at all times—unless, that is, the woman you’re engaging is conservative or religious.
We saw an example of this cultural double-standard at this past weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. This dinner has a history of friendly banter. But comedian Michelle Wolf crossed the line. Even as she joked about abortion, she attacked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, making fun of her looks, and repeatedly called her a liar.
Whatever our political differences, let’s be clear: this kind of public abuse is reprehensible. It’s especially shocking because supposedly we’re in a tolerant age that prizes diversity.
In practice, it seems, some people deserve respect, fairness and kindness.
And some don’t.
This is the strangest of ages. When a woman is conservative or religious, you can say whatever you want.
I have a better idea: Let’s treat all women with respect.Read More »
Townhall Review – April 14, 2018
Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss the United States response to the deadly chemical attack by the Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced hard questions from Congress on censoring conservative content, like that of Diamond and Silk. Hugh Hewitt and Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, take on the issue of tariffs and how it appears China has softened their rhetoric. John Fund, national affairs columnist for National Review, and Hugh Hewitt discuss the issue of alleged voter fraud in California. Dennis Prager looks at the emotional damage women may face from the “Hookup Culture.” Michael Medved looks at the reality of gun confiscation in one American city, Deerfield, Illinois. Freedom of speech on college and university campuses is under attack and Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, an outspoken proponent of freedom of speech on campus filled in Mike Gallagher to take on that subject.Read More »