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Don’t Answer It

There is little less unifying than our collective hate of robocalls. It’s a bipartisan issue, and unwanted calls, by far, elicit the most complaints to the Federal Communications Commission. I often receive as many robocalls over the course of a day as regular calls. And, in recent months, it has only gotten worse. For everyone. Read More…

Session showed Montana Republicans not of like mind

The 66th legislative session is completed. I was humbled by the opportunity to serve the citizens of Flathead County in my first session. Now that the session is over, it is right and proper that I detail for my constituents my observations.   Montana, like America throughout its history, has a two-party political system. Since Read More…

It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. We met at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., office and drove to his house, in a quiet, leafy neighborhood. We spent an hour or two together while his toddler daughter cruised around. We talked politics Read More…

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DNC Announces Lineups for First Debates in Miami

X Story Stream recent articles NEW YORK (AP) — NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the youthful Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala Harris. The Read More…

My daughter's medication isn't available for patients in Britain's single-payer system

Mary Vought, Opinion contributor Published 4:00 a.m. ET June 15, 2019 CLOSE Trump was right to question the UK’s National Health Service. Single-payer health care prevents patients from procuring drugs to live longer and well. Somewhat surprisingly, President Donald Trump’s recent state visit to the United Kingdom sparked controversy over health care. At a press Read More…

Truth Should Outweigh Narrative

X Story Stream recent articles Last week, The New York Times ran a story about a study on Google and the press. The story claims that Google made $4.7 billion off the content created by American news outlets. The story is based on research done by the News Media Alliance. The Times reports, “That $4.7 Read More…

Russiagate Is No Watergate

X Story Stream recent articles “History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance,” John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and “Russiagate” which has bedeviled Donald Trump. But what strikes this veteran of Nixon’s White House is not the similarities but the stark differences. Watergate began Read More…

Dems' Selective Outrage Over Foreign-Sourced Oppo Research on Full Display

X Story Stream recent articles The selective outrage from the left surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections is beyond hypocritical — it’s absurd. Take President Trump’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday. When asked by the TV anchor if his campaign would accept information from foreign nations, including China or Russia, that could damage Read More…

How to answer Iran’s deadly Gulf games

It’s clear that President Trump had good reason to send the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, flanked by destroyers and cruisers, to the Persian Gulf to protect shipping lanes from Iranian aggression. Then again, if American military power is merely political performance art, rather than a tool of genuine deterrence, what’s the point? Even as Prime Read More…

Trump’s Mexican-tariff move was a true victory

President Trump’s detractors are trying to play down the significance of the US-Mexico immigration deal, saying it is largely comprised of actions that Mexico had already agreed to many months ago. Nice try. If Mexico had truly agreed to implement many of these measures in December, then why had they not been implemented six months Read More…

Is Trump Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox?

| Posted: Jun 15, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. If President Trump has a superpower, it’s saying things that get under the skin of the Left and Never Trumpers. It’s a struggle for many to discern whether his statements are calculated Read More…

Trump Throws Dirt In His Own Eye

| Posted: Jun 15, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. What the heck was President Trump doing? What was he thinking when he told ABC’s star fake journalist George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday that if a foreign adversary offered him dirt on a Read More…

Trump vs. Che Guevara on Gay Pride—A Media Comparison

“Trump and his administration have repeatedly rolled back existing (LGBT) protections, especially for transgender Americans…“This is an all-out attack on not only the rights of trans people but our very existence in the public square,” says Charlotte Clymer, an LGBTQ activist and press secretary at the Human Rights Campaign. “Never have transgender people been under Read More…

Freedom Fighters: Return to Sender?

| Posted: Jun 15, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Dealing with a complicated and fragile situation somewhere in the Middle East has become an expected staple within the massive foreign policy portfolio of any modern American president. Often the exacting circumstances Read More…

Reality Bites Joe Biden’s 'Clean Energy Revolution'

Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently announced his “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.” While it might be viewed as a Green New Deal Lite, the plan would inflict serious economic, environmental and societal pain on most of the nation, for no climate benefits.  First, as I’ve pointed out here and elsewhere, Mr. Read More…

The Anti-Science Party

Could everyone in America live above the poverty line if only employers were less greedy? Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks that. He also thinks that Medicaid, food stamps and other poverty programs are subsidizing corporate greed — because they make it possible for employers to pay low wages. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) calls the federal minimum wage Read More…

Fake Polls Are Back Again

Since he launched his presidential campaign in 2015, Donald Trump has masterfully labeled the media as “fake news” for their ongoing liberal bias and censorship of conservatives. One method the “fake news” media uses to ridicule President Trump is to champion supposedly independent polls that show his low approval rating. The latest tactic is to Read More…

Doing the right thing on mandatory vaccinations

Kudos to the Legislature and Gov. Cuomo for doing the right thing on vaccines. It was touch-and-go: The bill to end the “religious exemption” from laws mandating basic public-health vaccinations almost died in committee. But Assemblyman Nader Sayegh (D-W’chester) courageously changed his vote to let the measure move to the floor. The current measles outbreak Read More…

Carranza’s friends keep cashing in

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza insists he’s under attack because of his ethnicity and his focus on racial justice, but it increasingly looks like everything is a cover for simply packing the top reaches of the city Department of Education with his cronies. One of his first moves on taking over was to add a whole Read More…

All the Democrats' Men (Plus Nancy)

X Story Stream recent articles This week, the Democratic leadership in Congress held an impromptu strategy session in a Capitol Hill restaurant. Present were Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Whip Dick Durbin. From the lower chamber was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip James Clyburn. RealClearPolitics obtained a Read More…

Judicial List; After Sarah; Quote of the Week

X Story Stream recent articles Hello, it’s June 14, a Friday, the day of the week when I pass along an inspirational quotation. This morning’s quote comes from President Trump, who turns 73 today. Are you curious what Trumpism I have up my sleeve? Good. But first, I’d point you to RealClearPolitics’ front page, which presents our poll averages, videos, breaking news Read More…

White House Expands Health Accounts Aimed at Small Firms

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is expanding options for employers to use special accounts to help workers buy their own health insurance, upgrade job-based coverage, or choose low-cost plans with limited benefits, officials said Thursday. The tax-free individual accounts are called “health reimbursement arrangements,” or HRAs, and starting next Read More…

6 of our top opinion pieces this week: ICYMI

USA TODAY Published 8:00 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 CLOSE From Trump impeachment to Boy Scout sex abuse to an alternative abortion policy, here are some of our top columns this week. In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep up. For your weekend reading, we’ve started in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some of the Read More…

2020 Dems Mum on Secret List of Judicial Nominees

X Story Stream recent articles In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump took the unusual step of pledging to choose his Supreme Court nominees from a list vetted and compiled by two well-established conservative outside groups, the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. That step provided Republicans wary of how Trump would govern with reassurance that their Read More…

Ohio’s HB 6 Contradicts Conservative Values

| Posted: Jun 14, 2019 9:32 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. The Ohio state legislature is considering HB 6, the Ohio Clean Air Program–a poorly named bill that will cost Ohio families money and harm clean energy job growth, all the while failing to improve Read More…

I used to defend military justice. Then a cadet's West Point rape conviction was reversed.

Sarah Armstrong, Opinion contributor Published 5:00 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 CLOSE The military appeals court did not deliver justice for the West Point rape victim; it allowed her traumatic experience to be replayed and rewritten. Three military appellate judges last week overturned U.S. Military Academy Cadet Jacob Whisenhunt’s conviction for raping a sleeping classmate, which had Read More…