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“Friday Night Fight: George Will KOs Bill O’Reilly” By Clark S. Judge

Monday, November 9, 2015  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The Monday column from Clark Judge:

Friday Night Fight: George Will KOs Bill O’Reilly
By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute

On Friday night Bill O’Reilly had George Will on his program. The purpose was to “discuss” O’Reilly’s new book, Killing Reagan, and a column Will wrote criticizing it. In the column, Will took apart O’Reilly’s thesis that, as a result of the 1981 assassination attempt on him, Ronald Reagan suffered from developing dementia during the rest of his presidency. He concluded that Killing Reagan was a “fact free zone.”

You have probably heard that the Fox News host came unhinged on air, ranting that Will, one of America’s most respected and even revered columnists, was a “hack.” It was a shocking performance, but in keeping with a trend regular viewers – myself included – have seen developing for months. O’Reilly once ran a debate program. In the past year, he has transformed it into a harangue program, with guests serving primarily as props for whatever topic O’Reilly wanted to declaim on. On Friday night, he tried to make it a bully program, except the bespectacled gentleman he intended to pummel knocked him out of the ring without breaking a sweat. Continue Reading

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Hoping For Hope

Sunday, November 8, 2015  |  posted by John Schroeder

As the campaign season moves into its next phase it seems to be getting sillier and meaner.  When it should be turning more serious, it just seems to be getting more personality driven and more “gotcha” driven.  It might be cute if planes were not getting shot down in the Sinai, if we were not nixing the one thing just the threat of which has been forcing the cartels to keep oil prices low, and if it did not seem like the world was simply mad.  It almost seem hopeless.  Worse, candidates that try to offer a hopeful vision for the nation seem to be drowned out by the snarky.

(What is really awful about that is all the wasted snark that should be aimed at the Cleveland Browns.)

I have watched hope narrow over my lifetime.  When I was a kid we hoped not only for ourselves and our lives and our success, but we hoped for a better country and a better world.  Young people I talk to today hope for themselves, but that is where it ends.  Some are simply cynical about the rest of us.  Some see a world of competing personal hopes that will inevitably result in conflict.  Almost all of them look around and see chaos and have no place to plant hope.  Even the Christian young people I talk to see God as either so hemmed in by culture or so focused on their personal issues that He offers no real hope for the world.  In some ways it is no wonder that they withdraw into a bubble of close friends and virtual reality.  And that is when I have to work very hard to maintain my hope. Continue Reading

Peggy Noonan’s “The Time Of Our Lives”

Friday, November 6, 2015  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Peggy Noonan joins me today to discuss her new book, The Time of Our Lives.

Along with Joseph Epstein I think of her of one of the great wordsmiths of our time, and thus am intimidated by her.  That intimidation dates back to 1985 when, as a young lawyer in the White House, I wouldn’t sit at the round table in the White House Mess if Peggy was there.  I was simply afraid of saying stupid things around this fountain of eloquence.

Today, though, we’ll talk. Don’t miss it.




HH: So pleased to welcome as a guest this hour Peggy Noonan, who has a brand new book, The Time Of Our Lives, out. Peggy, welcome to the Hugh Hewitt Show, it’s great to have you here.

PN: Hugh, it’s an honor and a pleasure. I thank you very much.

HH: It’s really my pleasure, but I’m going to start with a critique.

PN: Okay.

HH: I finished The Time Of Our Lives, and my favorite Peggy Noonan essay was not in there, of all of them. I’ll talk about it. It’s the November 2nd, 2000 essay that you wrote, Bush, A Modest Man Of Faith, which was prophetic. And it included this closing couple of graphs. “The next president may well be forced to shepherd us through the first nuclear event since World War II, the first terrorist attack or missile. When it comes, if it comes, the credibility, the trustworthiness of the American president will be key to our national survival. We may not be able to sustain a president who is known for his tendency to tell untruths. If we must get through a terrible time, a modest man of good faith is the one we’ll need in charge.” I’m just curious, why didn’t you put that in the book?

PN: My goodness, I suspect I remember seeing it. I remember going through it. I had a big section on each president. I don’t know the reason it’s not in there. I sort of feel abashed at the moment. It sounds to me like it should be. Continue Reading

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