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  • Farewell, Dean

    10/28/2008 6:56:55 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 710+ views
    Hugh Hewitt/Townhall ^ | Oct. 27, 2008
    Farewell, Dean Posted by: Hugh Hewitt My friend and colleague Dean Barnett died today, and the world is a much poorer place for it. As anyone who listened to him on my radio show or read his work at Soxblog, here or at the Weekly Standard knows, and as everyone who had the great, great pleasure of knowing Dean will attest, Dean's combination of sparking intelligence and enormous good humor made him one fo the most memorable of friends. What too few people know, though, is what a kind, extraordinarily giving and compassionate man he was. Dean loved people and...
  • Dean Barnett: Mr. Perfect

    10/28/2008 5:29:28 PM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 8 replies · 701+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/28/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Finally, I understand why people say that those who pass away at a young age died “too soon.” Prior to Monday, October 27, I would tell myself that those who died young simply passed away at their particular “time.” Even when someone passed away at an exceedingly young age—like the singer and actress Aaliyah Haughton, who perished in a plane crash in August 2001 at the age of 22—I’d rationalize it by saying that it was their time to go. I cannot do that anymore. At the very least, I cannot do that now. Dean Barnett is no longer with...
  • Dean Barnett 1967-2008(Rest in Peace)

    10/27/2008 1:10:13 PM PDT · by Bush Revolution · 17 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 26OCT2008 | William Krystol
    It's my sad duty to report that our good friend and valued contributor Dean Barnett passed away today. He was a remarkable man--principled, witty, and to all of us, a model of grace and courage. We mourn his passing and cherish his memory. --William Kristol
  • 2008 Share in a Life

    10/06/2008 6:29:34 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 2 replies · 708+ views
    Tucson Crisis Pregnancy Center ^ | 10/05/2008 | John Tabor
    In Tucson this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (10/05/2008 to 10/07/2008) various events are scheduled to support the Crisis Pregnancy Center in the "2008 Share in a Life Fundraising Event." Sunday night was a great lunch at the Doubletree Inn. Scheduled to speak on both Sunday and Monday was Hugh Hewitt, the famous radio personality, lawyer and author. Michael Medved is the featured speaker for Tuesday, October 7th. Even though Hugh Hewitt's flight was down between Phoenix and Tucson, Hewitt rushed to a ground vehicle and zoomed to Tucson where he was only a little late. Hewitt's speech was great in...
  • If THIS Sarah Palin Shows Up Thursday Night, Biden is Toast

    09/30/2008 4:33:53 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 35 replies · 2,120+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 30, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Hugh Hewitt interviewed Governor Palin on his show today. It seems that the campaign got the "Free Sarah" memo from those on the right who wanted her to stop doing the stilted, edited, gotcha interviews with Gibson, Couric, et al., and let her be herself. She is great in this interview. She calls herself Joe Sixpack. On the blood-shooting-out-of-the-eyes hostility from the left. Oh, I think they’re just not used to someone coming in from the outside saying you know what? It’s time that normal Joe six-pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency, and I think...
  • Hugh Hewitt Interviews Sarah Palin

    09/30/2008 3:21:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies · 2,162+ views
    NRO's Campaign Spot ^ | 9/30/2008 | Jim Geraghty
    The McCain-Palin campaign finally did something its supporters have been calling for for weeks now — they unleashed Sarah Palin. She did an interview with Hugh Hewitt this evening. (Check HughHewitt.com; Hugh will replay it twice on his program. I appeared after Palin and was the first to analyze the Palin's answers. Short version - her first couple answers were a bit of the "generic talking point Sarah" we saw from the Gibson and Couric interviews. But she warmed up quickly. She mentioned that she and Todd had lost $20,000 in the past few weeks in their 401(k)s. Can you...
  • Memo To House Republicans (Hugh Hewitt wants GOP house to cave)

    09/26/2008 6:39:28 AM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 888+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/26/08 | hughhewitt
    Here's a shocker: No one likes the risks involved in Paulson 2.0 or the precedent of using so much public money to rescue reckless bankers, both private and semi-private.. But there is a very good chance that (1) it will actually make money for the Treasury and (2) without it the financial crisis will spread and the small businesses of America and the people who own and staff them will be deeply injured. These businesses are the backbone of the economy, and they are in danger. This isn't just a bailout of Wall Street; it is a breakwall for Main...
  • Slow Joe Loves All Teams (Yep, Every One In the NFL Alert)

    09/18/2008 1:23:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 52 replies · 360+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/18/2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    Slow Joe at the Pro Hall of Fame, courtesy of Jake Tapper, who is clearly becoming the most-read reporter on the trail: Although Biden said he was a Steelers fan in a meeting with the team's coach Mike Tomlin on August 29, he later said in a September 8 visit to a Green Bay bar outside of Lambeau Field that he'd been a Packers fan since grade school. Today he added three more favorites to the list -- the Eagles, the Colts and the Giants. As he looked at the jersey of former Philadelphia Eagle Reggie White, Horrigan said he...
  • An Army of Sarahs

    09/13/2008 7:48:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies · 314+ views
    Townhall ^ | Hugh Hewitt
    An Army of Sarahs by Hugh Hewitt Sarah Palin keeps collecting admirers. Her interview with ABC News Charles Gibson has added another legion, .... (excerpt) Manhattan-Beltway media elites are very slow to recognize anything completely new. This is why prior to 9/11 they were in the dark about Islamist extremism. It is why prior to $4 a gallon gas, they had never anticipated a huge majority of Americans would demand offshore drilling. And it is why they still don't understand the Palin Breakout. (excerpt) The Great Snarl that has arisen and is directed at Sarah Palin has registered at a...
  • Los Angeles Man Sues KRLA Over Conservative Content

    09/09/2008 8:36:58 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 59 replies · 696+ views
    A Los Angeles man is suing conservative Talker KRLA-AM/Los Angeles claiming the station, and parent Salem Communications, misrepresented their broadcast license by serving the interest of the Republican Party rather than the public reports the Glendale News Press. David Birke filed the complaint on August 27 against seven talk hosts, Salem and Salem President/CEO Ed Atsinger, claiming that they use the public airwaves to push a Republican agenda. Syndicated hosts Laura Ingraham, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Miller, Mike Gallagher and Kevin James are listed as defendants. According to the complaint, "Salem Entities and Atsinger had no intention...
  • Memo To Team Obama

    08/29/2008 8:15:28 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 84 replies · 254+ views
    Memo To Team Obama Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at 1:24 PM Please keep talking about Sarah Palin's inexperince in foreign affairs. By reason of just her work with Canada, she's light years ahead of Obama.
  • Hugh Hewitt interviewing David Freddoso right now

    08/20/2008 4:27:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 209+ views
    KRLA ^ | August 20, 2008
    Freddoso is the author of The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate Hewitt just started the interview. It's for two hours. Listen at the KRLA link.
  • Mexican Coup a Distinct Possibility

    08/20/2008 11:37:13 AM PDT · by IntheknowGuy · 34 replies · 351+ views
    Self/LA Times | 20 Aug 2008 | Intheknow Guy
    Old Hugh Hewitt is apparently getting good intel (14 August FR Post "Military Coup in Mexico"). Powerful and influential senior Mexican General, General Segio Aponte Polito, was recently removed from his position as the 2nd Military District Commander (LA Times, 9 Aug). Unlike the US, Generals in Mexico don't get “resigned”..they play major roles in many power broker positions (and yes, until late, behind the scenes). The Mexican Military is fed up with not being able to control the spiraling arms race and increasing sophistication of the cartels. Expect to see Aponte in the future..and before the US election...Wait and...
  • Rumors of a Coup in Mexico

    08/14/2008 4:47:38 PM PDT · by attiladhun2 · 114 replies · 1,000+ views
    Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | 08-14-08 | attiladhun2
    Hugh was just notified by email that the Mexican army is preparing to mount a coup in Mexico City. Does anyone have any information concerning this?
  • One Blueprint For Obama

    07/14/2008 10:12:26 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 2 replies · 228+ views
    The Wall Street Journal: Bookshelf ^ | July 15, 2008 | John O. McGinnis
    The relation between the federal government and the governments of the various states is a chestnut of constitutional theory, a perennial cause of angst and a gauge of American politics generally. In antebellum America, Southern states claimed the right to ignore federal law, presaging the Civil War. In the past century, Progressive arguments for the federal -- rather than the state -- regulation of labor set in motion the centralized administrative juggernaut that became Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. More recently, the Rehnquist's Court's restrictions on federal authority, in favor of state autonomy, captured the Reagan Revolution's enthusiasm for decentralizing governmental...
  • Obama Doesn't Understand Role of Joint Chiefs: Will MSM Take Note?

    07/14/2008 2:43:33 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 237+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A couple days ago at the gym, listening to a Hugh Hewitt podcast and perhaps not paying as much attention as I should have while pedaling away, I heard Hugh mention that Barack Obama doesn't understand the role of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. What was Hugh referring to? As the British would say: the penny just dropped. A few minutes ago, CNN's Situation Room played a clip of Obama saying this about his plan for Iraq: BARACK OBAMA: I'm going to call in the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and give them a new mission, and that is to bring...
  • Obama's Audio Book May Hurt Him

    07/08/2008 12:40:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies · 366+ views
    News Max ^ | 7/8/2008 | Jim Meyers
    Barack Obama's personal recording of the audio version of his memoir could target the Democratic presidential candidate. ... In a passage [Hugh] Hewitt has played on his radio show, Obama mimics Wright's voice and repeats a sermon attacking a society "where white folks' greed runs a world in need." Obama is also heard swearing and quoting others using racial slurs...
  • Obama's own voice may haunt him

    07/06/2008 4:53:16 AM PDT · by Eurale · 27 replies · 225+ views
    Politico ^ | July 6, 2008 | David Mark & Kenneth P. Vogel
    Barack Obama has proven a difficult target to hit—just ask Hillary Clinton. Opposition researchers, though, hope that they’ve found a weapon to wound Obama in his own voice as recorded for the Grammy Award-winning audio version of his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father.” While candidates often have their own words turned against them in attack ads, it’s one thing to see past statements in bloc text and something else entirely to hear the same words in the office-seeker’s own voice.
  • Judicial activism by conservatives

    06/29/2008 7:41:23 PM PDT · by TheDon · 38 replies · 135+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 27, 2008 | Erwin Chemerinsky
    The Supreme Court's invalidation of the District of Columbia's handgun ban powerfully shows that the conservative rhetoric about judicial restraint is a lie. In striking down the law, Justice Antonin Scalia's majority opinion, joined by the court's four other most conservative justices, is quite activist in pursuing the conservative political agenda of protecting gun owners. If the terms "judicial activism" and "judicial restraint" have any meaning, it is that a court is activist when it is invalidating laws and overruling precedent, and restrained when deferring to popularly elected legislatures and following prior decisions. ... What then explains the court's decision...
  • Judicial activism by conservatives

    06/26/2008 8:44:48 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 82 replies · 246+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 27, 2008 | Erwin Chemerinsky
    The Supreme Court's invalidation of the District of Columbia's handgun ban powerfully shows that the conservative rhetoric about judicial restraint is a lie. In striking down the law, Justice Antonin Scalia's majority opinion, joined by the court's four other most conservative justices, is quite activist in pursuing the conservative political agenda of protecting gun owners. If the terms "judicial activism" and "judicial restraint" have any meaning, it is that a court is activist when it is invalidating laws and overruling precedent, and restrained when deferring to popularly elected legislatures and following prior decisions. Never before had the Supreme Court found...