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Putting Personality Above Policy

Tue, Jun 20, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

Leaders of both political parties and the most prominent voices in media, all make the same mistake that poisons our politics: concentrating on the president’s personality, not his policies. On cable news as well as the neighborhood pub, debates always seem to center on Trump’s character: is he a breath of fresh air who’s appropriately shaking...
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Public Opinion and Obamacare

Tue, Jun 20, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

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 to pass...
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Trump’s Surprising Coalition: Not Just “Deplorables”

Tue, Jun 20, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

James T. Hogkinson, the crazed gunman who fired at Republican congressmen in early June, hardly fits the common image of a militant Bernie Sanders Democrat. He was 66, married for 30 years, a proud gun-owner, working in construction and living in a small Midwestern town. In fact, he came close to stereotypes of one of Trump’s blue-collar...
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If a Trump Supporter Had Shot a Democratic Congressman

Tue, Jun 20, 2017  |  by Dennis Prager

What would have happened if a Trump supporter had shot a Democratic congressman and other Democratic Washington officials? The answer is obvious. The New York Times, the rest of the left-wing media and the Democratic Party would have made the shootings the dominant issue in American life. It is not possible to understand the left — and, therefore, the...
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Dr. DIANE MEDVED: The Three Divorce Magnets

Mon, Jun 19, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

by DIANE MEDVED EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is excerpted from Diane Medved’s Don’t Divorce, and reprinted here with permission. On June 21, the author and her husband, radio host Michael Medved, will join NR senior editor Jay Nordlinger for a public conversation at Seattle’s Town Hall, hosted by the Discovery Institute. Space is limited, so please...
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Demonizing, Dehumanizing the Opposition

Thu, Jun 15, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

​The context of the brutal assault in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise sends an important public message: our elected representatives may wield enormous power but they’re still ordinary Americans who enjoy getting up early on a bright Spring morning to practice for a charity baseball game. The crazed shooter had been so warped...
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The Lingering Faith in Faith

Thu, Jun 15, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

For sixty years, Gallup has asked about public attitudes toward faith, giving respondents a clear choice: “Do you believe that religion can answer all or most of today’s problems, or that religion is largely old-fashioned and out of date?” In 1957, 82% expressed confidence in religious solutions, while only 11% considered faith old fashioned....
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What Happened to the Hysteria About Trump-Induced Anti-Semitism?

Thu, Jun 15, 2017  |  by Dennis Prager

I document in my book “Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph,” which is an explanation of Americanism, leftism and Islamism, hysteria is a major tactic of the left. If you think about it, there is never an extended period of time — one year, let’s say — during which society is not engulfed by a hysteria...
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One Sure Thing: Trump Beats Impeachment

Fri, Jun 9, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

Despite the public furor surrounding James Comey’s Senate testimony, there remains only one certainty about the future of the Trump administration: the president will not be forced from office through the Constitutional impeachment process. Pundits and politicos who agitate for using that mechanism to end the Age of Trump ignore history, delude themselves and...
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Miraculous Victory, Unsettled Dispute

Thu, Jun 8, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

  Fifty years ago, the 19-year-old state of Israel won a miraculous, astonishing victory against larger, better equipped forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The Soviet Union lavishly supported the Arab states, while Lyndon Johnson’s America proclaimed strict neutrality as the Jewish state faced annihilation. Israel had to rely on Mirage jets purchased from...
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Jerusalem Unified

Thu, Jun 8, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

This month—June 2017—marks the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem as the undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people. What was the city’s status before Israeli victory in 1967’s Six Day War? At that time, Eastern Jerusalem and the Old City were occupied by Jordan; all Jewish residents had been either killed or driven out, and even...
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The Left’s International Collapse

Tue, Jun 6, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

If Theresa May wins her expected victory in June’s British elections it will represent the latest evidence of a sweeping international trend: the utter collapse of the old left. Britain’s Labour Party dominated the United Kingdom for 13 years under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, but with radical leader Jeremy Corbin, it’s struggled for traction and...
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A Response to My Conservative Critics About Trump

Tue, Jun 6, 2017  |  by Dennis Prager

Writers never know when something they write will strike a nerve — or, in the common phrase of the internet, “go viral.” Yet my last column, “Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump” did both. Aside from being reprinted on almost every conservative website, Newsweek published the column, and The New York Times quoted it. More...
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Stop the Impeachment Daydreams!

Tue, May 30, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

Democrats who prattle endlessly about impeaching President Trump are deluding themselves and damaging the country. Not only do they lack convincing evidence of impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” but they also possess no understanding of the lessons of history. Only three presidents have confronted serious impeachment proceedings: Andrew...
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Key Health Issue is Personal, Not Political

Tue, May 30, 2017  |  by Michael Medved

The United States may lead the world in military and economic power, as well as cultural influence, but we’re also “Number One” in another category: no nation on earth possesses so many citizens who qualify as obese. According to new figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an alarming 38 percent of all Americans...
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Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump

Tue, May 30, 2017  |  by Dennis Prager

When people you know well, admire, and who share your values do something you strongly oppose, you have two options: 1) Cease admiring them or 2) try to understand them and change their minds. In the case of my conservative friends who still snipe (or worse) at President Trump, I have rejected option one. The reason — beside the fact that I simply like...
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