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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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Korea as Key to Victory for Trump & GOP

Thu, May 3, 2018

Over-confident Democrats take comfort in the history of mid-term elections in a new president’s first term: for nearly two centuries, the party in power almost always loses seats in Congress. But Republicans should feel encouraged by the only exception to that rule since FDR: in 2002, George W. Bush defied history and Republicans gained strength in both...
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Instinctive Love for Ourselves–And Others

Thu, May 3, 2018

A familiar but mysterious Biblical verse, which was read aloud in Jewish services around the world in late April, may aid Americans in overcoming the bitter divisions currently afflicting our country. In Leviticus 18:15, God commands: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself – I am God!” A nineteenth century sage, the Alter of Slabodka, understood the...
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Impeachment Talk Can Only Damage Dems

Thu, May 3, 2018

Recent polls suggest 70% of Democrats support impeachment of President Trump—a preference ignoring obvious lessons from the recent past. Only three presidents ever faced serious impeachment challenges, and the first two confrontations gave the voters no voice in the matter. Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 during his last months in office and he wasn’t...
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Alan Seeger (1888 – 1916): I Have a Rendezvous with Death

Fri, Apr 27, 2018

The incomparably beautiful poem reference by President Macron. It was written in 1916 by Alan Seeger—a patriotic Harvard graduate who volunteered to fight for the French in the early days of WWI, before America had entered the war. He died in heroic action at the Battle of the Somme, just weeks after writing his prophetic poem.   I Have a Rendezvous with...
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The Left’s Dubious Diversity

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

The left cherishes a peculiar, pernicious concept of “diversity” as the New York Times demonstrated with its reporting on the new president of Cuba. The newspaper’s headline proclaimed “A Transition of Power in Cuba Sends a Signal on Diversity” and a caption to a photo declares “the members of the Council of State are notably...
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Anniversary Straight Talk: Israel Wasn’t “Created” 70 Years Ago

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

On the Western calendar, May 14th marks the birthday of modern Israel but no one should make the mistake of saying Israel was “created” on that day in 1948. The use of such words promotes the false idea that the United Nations abruptly and arbitrarily authorized a Jewish nation to make up for the horrors of the Holocaust by sheltering refugees from...
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Ryan’s Retirement Refocuses the Election

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Paul Ryan, a leader of exceptional decency and diligence, is leaving the House of Representatives, but his departure may help his party by refocusing the election in November. With Ryan’s retirement, the vote in November won’t be about his record of triumphs—including tax reform and repeal of Obamacare’s mandate—or about his disappointments, such as...
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Ryan’s Retirement Refocuses the Election

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Paul Ryan, a leader of exceptional decency and diligence, is leaving the House of Representatives, but his departure may help his party by refocusing the election in November. With Ryan’s retirement, the vote in November won’t be about his record of triumphs—including tax reform and repeal of Obamacare’s mandate—or about his disappointments, such as...
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Striking a Blow for Decency

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Carping criticism of the Trump administration’s capable handling of the targeted, allied air strikes against the Syrian dictator follows a long, sad tradition in debates on US foreign policy. The Nazis were profoundly evil in World War II, while Britain was noble in opposing them, but many Americans wanted our country to take no side in the struggle. A few...
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Striking a Blow for Decency

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Carping criticism of the Trump administration’s capable handling of the targeted, allied air strikes against the Syrian dictator follows a long, sad tradition in debates on US foreign policy. The Nazis were profoundly evil in World War II, while Britain was noble in opposing them, but many Americans wanted our country to take no side in the struggle. A few...
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Would Civilians Be Safer if We Stripped Guns from Cops?

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The Left seldom uses the same logic on gun control that it applies to incidents of police shootings of unarmed civilians. Not even the most doctrinaire progressive suggests we should make civilians safer from police gunfire by taking guns away from all cops. Most Americans recognize that guns are a necessary tool for the great majority of police officers, though...
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Would Civilians Be Safer if We Stripped Guns from Cops?

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The Left seldom uses the same logic on gun control that it applies to incidents of police shootings of unarmed civilians. Not even the most doctrinaire progressive suggests we should make civilians safer from police gunfire by taking guns away from all cops. Most Americans recognize that guns are a necessary tool for the great majority of police officers, though...
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Underwhelming Numbers on Gay Marriage

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

A recent headline in the Seattle Times triumphantly announced: “Seattle Area Ranks Third for Same Sex Marriages, IRS Data Show.” This meant 1% of all married couples in the Seattle area were gay or Lesbian, double the 0.48% of all marriages nationwide. Contrary to predictions that millions of gay couples would rush to matrimony as soon as the law...
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Underwhelming Numbers on Gay Marriage

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

A recent headline in the Seattle Times triumphantly announced: “Seattle Area Ranks Third for Same Sex Marriages, IRS Data Show.” This meant 1% of all married couples in the Seattle area were gay or Lesbian, double the 0.48% of all marriages nationwide. Contrary to predictions that millions of gay couples would rush to matrimony as soon as the law...
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Chappaquiddick: A Powerful Reminder of Arrogance and Corruption

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The new film Chappaquiddick depicts a searing scandal that changed the course of political history. As the only surviving brother in a storied dynasty, 37-year-old Senator Ted Kennedy looked like a sure bet for the Presidency in the Summer of 1969. But after leaving a boozy party with a 28-year-old female passenger, he drove his car off a...
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A Powerful Reminder of Arrogance and Corruption

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The new film Chappaquiddick depicts a searing scandal that changed the course of political history. As the only surviving brother in a storied dynasty, 37-year-old Senator Ted Kennedy looked like a sure bet for the Presidency in the Summer of 1969. But after leaving a boozy party with a 28-year-old female passenger, he drove his car off a...
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Bob Gorrell
Tue, May 8, 2018

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