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Salem Radio Network News Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Privatize Trump’s Patriotic Parade

Tue, Feb 20, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

Angry arguments greeted the President’s proposal for a grand parade celebrating America’s military might, but the administration could still turn the controversy into a big win. Justification for the parade involves rallying public enthusiasm for our unmatched military, while the argument against it cites a waste of money at a time of swelling...
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Liberals and Conservatives Are Unhappy for Different Reasons

Tue, Feb 13, 2018  |  by Dennis Prager

One of the most important differences between the right and the left — one that greatly helps to explain their differences — is the difference between unhappy liberals and unhappy conservatives. Unhappy conservatives generally believe they are unhappy because life is inherently difficult and tragic, and because they have made some unwise decisions in...
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“Bamboozlement” and “Down-right Fraud”

Thu, Feb 8, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

In 1915, H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) delivered a harsh verdict on the politics of his time which applies even more forcefully to our political culture in 2018. Mencken said politics had become an “endless saturnalia of bunk, of bluff, of stupidity, of insincerity, of false virtue, of nonsense, of pretense, of sophistry, of paralogy, of bamboozlement, of actorial...
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Mencken on Politics

Thu, Feb 8, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) deliver a harsh verdict on the politics of his time which applies ever more forcefully to our politics in 2018. Mencken said politics has become an “endless saturnalia of bunk, of bluff, of stupidity, of insincerity, of false virtue, of nonsense, of pretense, of sophistry, of paralogy, of bamboozlement, of actorial posturing, of...
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Gettysburg Lessons for Trump’s GOP

Thu, Feb 8, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

President Trump and his key Congressional allies are making a disastrous mistake in letting their Democratic opponents select the field of engagement for this year’s struggle for control of Capitol Hill. In so doing, they ignore the crucial lessons of history provided by a noble hero of the Battle of Gettysburg 155 years ago. General John Buford helped...
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Gettysburg Lessons for Trump’s GOP

Thu, Feb 8, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

President Trump and his key Congressional allies are making a disastrous mistake in letting their Democratic opponents select the field of engagement for this year’s struggle for control of Capitol Hill. In so doing, they ignore the crucial lessons of history provided by a noble hero of the Battle of Gettysburg 155 years ago. General John Buford helped...
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A Government Crackdown on Immoral Intimate Behavior?

Tue, Feb 6, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

While cultural conservatives worry over threats to traditional morality, few of us would favor aggressive governmental action to punish improper private relationships. In Indonesia, a nation of 200 million with the world’s largest Muslim population, a new criminal code on the verge of adoption bans all sexual relations outside of marriage, on pain of...
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A Government Crackdown on Immoral Intimate Behavior?

Tue, Feb 6, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

While cultural conservatives worry over threats to traditional morality, few of us would favor aggressive governmental action to punish improper private relationships. In Indonesia, a nation of 200 million with the world’s largest Muslim population, a new criminal code on the verge of adoption bans all sexual relations outside of marriage, on pain of...
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Indonesia’s Frightening Example Shows Limits of Government Power

Tue, Feb 6, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

While cultural conservatives worry over threats to traditional morality, few of us would favor aggressive governmental action to punish improper private relationships. In Indonesia, a nation of 200 million with the world’s largest Muslim population, a new criminal code on the verge of adoption bans all sexual relations outside of marriage, on pain of...
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Democracy’s Distressing Retreat

Tue, Feb 6, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

Ten years ago, Stanford professor Larry Diamond—a recent guest on my radio show —noted the world was suffering a “democracy recession” with self-government and civil liberties in retreat almost everywhere. When the Soviet Empire collapsed 30 years ago, some observers proclaimed “The End of History” with permanent victory for the...
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Democracy’s Distressing Retreat

Tue, Feb 6, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

Ten years ago, Stanford professor Larry Diamond—a recent guest on my radio show —noted the world was suffering a “democracy recession” with self-government and civil liberties in retreat almost everywhere. When the Soviet Empire collapsed 30 years ago, some observers proclaimed “The End of History” with permanent victory for the...
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Democracy’s Distressing Retreat

Tue, Feb 6, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

Ten years ago, Stanford professor Larry Diamond—a recent guest on my radio show —noted the world was suffering a “democracy recession” with self-government and civil liberties in retreat almost everywhere. When the Soviet Empire collapsed 30 years ago, some observers proclaimed “The End of History” with permanent victory for the...
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In Defense of Evangelicals Who Support Trump

Tue, Feb 6, 2018  |  by Dennis Prager

It is usually easier for an outsider to defend a person or a group that is attacked than for the person or group. In that vein, this Jew would like to defend evangelicals and other Christians who support President Donald Trump. They are regularly attacked as religious hypocrites who give Christianity in general, and evangelical […] The post In Defense of...
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Democrats: Badly Out of the Mainstream on Israel

Tue, Jan 30, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

A survey of opinion on the Middle East brings good news to Israel and bad news for Democrats. The Pew Center asked the question: “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, who do you sympathize with?” Among every gender, every racial or religious group, every age or educational level, Americans strongly sided with Israelis. Only one...
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Democrats: Badly Out of the Mainstream on Israel

Tue, Jan 30, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

A survey of opinion on the Middle East brings good news to Israel and bad news for Democrats. The Pew Center asked the question: “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, who do you sympathize with?” Among every gender, every racial or religious group, every age or educational level, Americans strongly sided with Israelis. Only one...
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Democrats: Badly Out of the Mainstream on Israel

Tue, Jan 30, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

A survey of opinion on the Middle East brings good news to Israel and bad news for Democrats. The Pew Center asked the question: “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, who do you sympathize with?” Among every gender, every racial or religious group, every age or educational level, Americans strongly sided with Israelis. Only one...
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Gary Varvel
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