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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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Beto’s Blunder

Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Congressman Beto O’Rourke has broken fund-raising records in his challenge to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but on a CNN townhall this new liberal “Wonder Boy” made comments that should doom his $60 million campaign and terminate his political future. The Congressman re-affirmed that he’s ready to vote to impeach President Trump for collusion...
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Losing Her Million Dollar Bet

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to affirm her Native American identity and to collect a million dollars in the process: President Trump in a rally promised to pay that much if DNA tests could “prove she’s an Indian.” Now she cites tests indicating her genetic Indian ancestry is as much as 1 in 64, or as little as 1 in 1,024. No, she won’t collect her bet...
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Different Views of “Community Service”

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

You might expect Senate candidates to disagree on policies but in today’s polarized politics they often differ on fundamental values as well. In the Voters’ Pamphlet in Washington State, candidates list their “Community Service” and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison, cites a wealth of involvements, including board membership for Children’s...
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No, The Gold Rush Wasn’t Racist

Fri, Oct 5, 2018

At Cal State Long Beach, a handsome statue known as “Prospector Pete” will be moved and sports teams will drop the the 49ers mascot because Gold Rush references now count as racist. One Native American activist said that “walking by a statue that’s put in a prominent place… that’s another type of trauma that’s being imposed on me.” But if the...
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The President Can Act Immediately to Launch a “War on Waste”

Fri, Oct 5, 2018

In the last weeks before November’s crucial election, President Trump should make bold moves to address a looming crisis that most politicians prefer to ignore: soaring budget deficits and a crushing national debt. A new group, OpenTheBooks.com, calls for a “War on Waste” to curb the outrageous spending, like squandering a million dollars to prepare...
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Lessons from the Kavanaugh Climax

Fri, Oct 5, 2018

For three reasons, confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh has been a damaging disaster for Democrats. First, those Democrats have been indignant in defeat, and America hates sore losers. New talk of impeaching Kavanaugh, or continuing to smear him, only makes the Democrats look extreme and vicious. Second, the whole Kavanaugh fight united Republicans more than ever...
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The Real Basis for Anti-Kavanaugh Hysteria

Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Hysterical opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court isn’t based on the alleged sexual assault of a teenager in the distant past; it’s based on fears of judicial assault on the purported “right to abortion” in the near future. The determination to defeat Kavanaugh started long before Christine Blasey Ford’s charges, and stems...
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Is Private Bad Judgement Relevant to High Public Office?

Wed, Oct 3, 2018

The controversy over Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court poses complicated questions about the connection between private misbehavior and service in high office. In the 1960’s, a 21-year old college student met a married public official when she was assigned to write a term paper about him. He made advances toward her, dumped his second wife,...
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Fighting Back Against Underage Drinking Should Unite Dems, GOP

Wed, Sep 26, 2018

The Kavanaugh confirmation fight conveyed one message that Democrats and Republicans should both embrace: America needs to make serious efforts to guard against the very real dangers of teenaged alcohol abuse. Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser describes a party when she was fifteen and he was seventeen where—if he was actually there—were both drinking, perhaps...
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Kavanaugh Fight Shows Liberal Hypocrisy

Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Whatever the final outcome of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation fight, the struggle has exposed the hypocrisy of Democratic opinion leaders in stark, glaring terms. They seek to destroy Judge Kavanaugh over uncorroborated charges about drunken teenaged incidents 36 years ago, while they rally behind a sitting Congressman, and their party’s...
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Kavanaugh Fight Shows Liberal Hypocrisy

Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Whatever the final outcome of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation fight, the struggle has exposed the hypocrisy of Democratic opinion leaders in stark, glaring terms. They seek to destroy Judge Kavanaugh over uncorroborated charges about drunken teenaged incidents 36 years ago, while they rally behind a sitting Congressman, and their party’s...
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Was It Really a Mistake to Confirm this Great Man for His Seat on the Supreme Court?

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Read his beautiful address to Christendom College: It is an honor to be with these students. What a wonderful group. I looked around and I saw these statues and icons, the pictures of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, and I realized I was in a Catholic school. It encouraged me to put “JMJ” at the top of my speech. I am deeply humbled to receive the Pro...
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Senate Must Resist a Last-Ditch Smear

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

In their desperate attempt to smear Judge Brett Kavanaugh, many left-leaning commentators try to connect him to #MeToo malefactors like Harvey Weinstein. For two reasons, this association is utterly unfair. First, the #MeToo villains all exploited positions of power; Kavanaugh was a 17-year-old high school junior at the time of his alleged misdeeds. Second, all...
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“Curled Up in a Ball of White Shame”?

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

A student at an elite university recently wrote to the New York Times: “I’m riddled with shame. White Shame … I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else … Instead of harnessing my privilege for greater good, I’m curled up in a ball of shame.” This...
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Trouble in Socialist Paradise

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

The left regularly cites the Nordic nations as proof that socialism works but a new report from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen shows trouble in paradise. Young people in Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden show a sharp recent rise in “poor mental health” and the New York Times ran a recent headline proclaiming “Gloom in...
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Rushmore Lessons Could Help Trump

Tue, Sep 4, 2018

If President Donald Trump ever wearies of the polarization and the pettiness, the insults and investigations, he need only turn his gaze toward Rushmore to lift our politics to a higher plane. The four great presidents depicted on that South Dakota mountainside exemplify four valuable qualities that could help heal today’s punishing, take-no-prisoners politics...
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Gary Varvel
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

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