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Michael Medved

Michael Medved

Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three hour show reaches 200 stations across the country and an audience of 4.7 million placing him, for ten years in a row, on the Talkers Magazine list of the top ten political talks shows in the United States. Michael’s columns on politics and media appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and USA Today, where he is a member of the Board of Contributors.

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Surprising Facts about American Immigrants

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

In December, 2018, the non-partisan Pew Research Service finished a major study of foreign-born Americans that provides useful background for today’s immigration debates. First, the vast majority of today’s immigrants are either permanent legal residents or naturalized citizens—some 72%. Even among illegal immigrants, a big majority—66%—have...
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The Title of U.S. Citizen: A Distinction that Matters

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

A federal judge in New York threw bureaucratic plans into turmoil when he blocked the Trump administration’s decision to add a simple and appropriate question to the census for 2020. The Commerce Department wanted to ask “Are you a citizen of the United States?” but the judge claimed that their decision process violated federal guidelines....
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Retreating from Tech—One Special Day Every Week

Fri, Jan 11, 2019

BY DIANE MEDVED — Just saw another article about parents’ battle against kids’ screen time. In this one, author Naomi Schaefer-Riley, author of a new book denouncing much screen-time for kids (Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, 2018), takes on Jordan Shapiro, author of a new book telling parents to be cool with...
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To Hold Power, GOP Must Win State-by-State Battles

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

To hold the Senate and White House in 2020’s upcoming battle royal, Republicans must focus on state-by-state results, not the ups and downs in national opinion polls. In 2018’s midterms, Republicans lost 40 House seats, 7 governorships and 22 of 33 U.S. Senate races. Yes: The GOP gained two Senate seats, but only because so many more Democratic...
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Hollywood Thanks Satan for Shoddy Work

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Christian Bale won a recent Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for playing Dick Cheney in “Vice,” and on claiming his prize he said, “Thank you, Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role.” “Vice” is an inept, incoherent dud that portrays its subject as a one-dimensional, diabolical monster,...
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Impeachment Dreams, National Nightmares

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Democratic impeachment dreams will inevitably collide with a Constitution that makes removal of a president all but impossible. With the current Senate line-up, Democrats would need to persuade 20 Republicans to join all 47 of them for the two-thirds vote to drive Trump from office. In 232 years of Constitutional history, no US Senator—not even one—has ever...
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Michael Medved’s Best Movies of 2018

Mon, Dec 31, 2018

Roma Won’t  You Be My Neighbor A Star is Born The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Green Book First Man Bohemian Rhapsody Ralph Breaks the Internet Mission Impossible – Fallout The Front Runner Brought to you by...
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An Outrage Should Inspire Bi-Partisan Action

Mon, Dec 31, 2018

In Central California, a gang-connected illegal immigrant shot and killed a local cop who, with his wife, had just celebrated a newborn son. The 32-year-old shooter already had two drunk driving arrests and bragged on social media about his street gang membership. The Sheriff’s office that arrested him complained about California’s “sanctuary...
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An Astonishing Legacy

Mon, Dec 31, 2018

During the holiday season, an astonishing legacy inspired Seattle. A single, childless social worker named Alan Naiman died of cancer at 63; he had become known to his friends for “unabashed thriftiness that veered into comical,” holding together his battered shoes with duct tape. But when he died, he left $11 million to children’s charities...
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Finding the Message in the Miraculous

Mon, Dec 31, 2018

On the last Sabbath of 2018, Jewish communities around the world read aloud a Biblical passage that, coincidentally, suggests a means to find guidance in 2019. In Exodus chapter three, Moses tends sheep in the wilderness and spots a bush that burns brightly but isn’t consumed. The text not only describes this wonder, but records the reaction of Moses....
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Would President Hillary Be Facing Her Own Mueller Probe?

Wed, Dec 26, 2018

Michael Medved imagines how Hillary Clinton would be closing out her second year as president in an alternate universe where she won the 2016 election. No, her time in office wouldn’t be the dream of harmony and progress that liberals cherish, nor would it be the hell on earth conservatives feared. It would be, rather, a very mixed bag that could help put...
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“Fake History” Worse than “Fake News” on Immigration

Tue, Dec 18, 2018

A recent article in in The American Spectator badly mischaracterized our history when the author claimed that after 1965’s immigration reform”the quality of America’s immigrant intake has declined … Immigrants are less educated than they were in the past…. That burdens the country, but it’s very Heaven for an American...
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“It’s a Wonderful Trump” Spoof Raises a Serious Question

Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Saturday Night Live offered a pre-Christmas spoof called “It’s a Wonderful Trump,” in which their presidential impersonator gets a glimpse of how life would be different if he’d lost the election. The skit proved only intermittently entertaining, but it suggests a response to those who blame Trump alone for our angry antagonisms. Imagine...
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The New York Times Slimes Hanukkah

Wed, Dec 12, 2018

The New York Times has just recently challenged its Jewish readers by featuring a provocative but deeply misguided column headlined “The Hypocrisy of Hanukkah.” In it, novelist Michael David Lukas trashed our joyous winter festival as “an eight-night long celebration of religious fundamentalism and violence.” The writer identified himself with the...
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It’s a Wonderful Message

Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Sometimes, the conventional wisdom gets it right, and that’s the case with the common designation of, “It’s a Wonderful Life” as the greatest Christmas movie ever made. This 1947 masterpiece celebrates the classic American virtues—small business, devotion to family, neighborliness and ordinary decency. Jimmy Stewart embodies the Yankee hero:...
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Caravans and Shutdowns: Both Unpopular

Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Congressional Democrats made a mistake to attack President Trump for his determined opposition to caravans of unauthorized immigrants at our Southern border. Automatic asylum will only encourage new thousands to make a dangerous, illegal trek. But President Trump also makes a mistake by touting a pointless government shutdown, which might seem bold and decisive...
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Michael Ramirez
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