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  • SARAH ALERT! SARAH ALERT!

    07/28/2014 1:22:52 PM PDT · by Baynative · 113 replies
    Radio ^ | 7/28/14 | Baynative
    Sarah Palin called in to Michael Medved to confront him about saying her impeachment idea is stupid. She was in her car and he is putting her back on at the half hour.
  • Michael Medved's Top Ten Movies of 2013.

    01/03/2014 11:06:24 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 37 replies
    MichaelMedved.com ^ | 12/20/13 | Michael Medved
    1. American Hustle 2. August: Osage County 3. 12 Years a Slave 4. Gravity 5. Rush 6. Nebraska 7. The Place Beyond the Pines 8. Captain Phillips 9. Monsters University 10. About Time Honorable mentions: 1. 42 2. Her 3. Blue Jasmine 4. Filling the Void 5. Black Nativity 6. The Kings of Summer 7. The Wolf of Wall Street
  • "Cave men"

    Interesting counter argument to the recent claims of human/hominid interbreeding from Max Planck: http://cosmosincollision.com/forum/index.php?topic=57.0 ...Cosmos in Collision includes a claim that there are two basic human groups on the planet, i.e. Cro Magnon descendants, and descendants of the familiar antediluvian people of the Bible including IndoEuropean, Semitic, and Hamitic groups. The difference has nothing to do with race or color since both groups are capable of producing any color or feature you'd ever see in humans. The difference was in the original cultures and technologies, the most major such difference being the question of stone tools. There was never any...
  • MEDVED MISSES IN ATTACK ON CRUZ, CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION

    09/23/2013 10:02:28 AM PDT · by Bratch · 61 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | September 23, 2013 | Joel P. Pollak
    I enjoy and admire Michael Medved, so it is with some reluctance that I attack his op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal, which is both cringing and cringeworthy, and represents much that is wrong with the mentality of today’s GOP establishment.  Medved warns that Republican resistance to the immigration reform bill, and ongoing GOP efforts to defund Obamacare, raise “false hopes among the base” but ensure the party’s self-destruction. [...] The Republican establishment is addicted to governing, and thinks of political power narrowly in those terms. It has failed to realize the depth of mistrust in government itself, and the public hunger for...
  • Two Basic Human Groups?

    Compared to other animals, humans have very little genetic diversity, e.g. http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics/skin-color/modern-human-diversity-genetics People today look remarkably diverse on the outside. But how much of this diversity is genetically encoded? How deep are these differences between human groups? First, compared with many other mammalian species, humans are genetically far less diverse – a counterintuitive finding, given our large population and worldwide distribution. For example, the subspecies of the chimpanzee that lives just in central Africa, Pan troglodytes troglodytes, has higher levels of diversity than do humans globally, and the genetic differentiation between the western (P. t. verus) and central (P. t....
  • Missing Republicans -- Found!

    06/01/2013 8:26:58 AM PDT · by jjotto · 83 replies
    townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Michael Medved
    On talk radio, in internet commentary and at right wing conferences, worried analysts and activists obsess over the dire electoral consequence of "three million missing Republicans" who doomed conservative chances in 2012. This lament for the lost legions of conservatism has been relentlessly recycled in right-leaning media to prove that Mitt Romney failed to mobilize his base with his inept, uninspired campaign. The commonly cited proof for this conclusion is that Mitt Romney received even fewer votes than did the hapless McCain-Palin ticket. If only the GOP had run with a "true conservative" instead of another flip-flopping RINO, the true-believers...
  • Michael's Top Ten Movies of 2012 (The Michael Medved Show)

    02/22/2013 11:35:15 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 16 replies
    The Michael Medved Show ^ | 01/04/13 | Michael Medved
    1. LINCOLN 2. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK 3. LES MISERABLES 4. THE IMPOSSIBLE 5. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER 6. SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN 7. THE HOBBIT 8. A LATE QUARTET 9. ACT OF VALOR 10. WON'T BACK DOWN
  • Michael Medved: Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Sanity Proves He’s No Secret Agent of Destruction

    01/04/2013 7:19:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/04/2013 | Michael Medved
    The president may be a big-spending liberal, but his willingness to give ground on taxes should prove that he’s not out to ruin the country. The fiscal-cliff deal settled nothing in terms of the desperate, ongoing struggle to bring Washington’s devastating deficits under control, but it should put an end, once and for all, to a bitter debate that’s damaged the conservative movement for the last four years. With the president participating in successful last-minute efforts to prevent crushing, automatic, across-the-board tax hikes that would have done disastrous damage to the U.S. economy, it’s time for Barack Obama’s angriest critics...
  • Can Obama Win It on Likability? (What's There to Like?)

    08/09/2012 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Michael Medved
    Will Barack Obama’s innate likability turn out to be the decisive factor that keeps him in the White House? Several polls suggest that the president’s biggest advantage over Mitt Romney involves the strong tendency of Americans to see him as more friendly, accessible, and personally appealing than his GOP challenger. Even with dark clouds surrounding the economy and highly energized, well-funded conservatives preparing to storm the seat of power, Obama strategists view Fortress Likability as the final, secure stronghold that will deliver them from all electoral dangers. The Romney camp counters with arguments that cite several emerging factors sure to...
  • Banning Crosses, Erasing History

    05/16/2012 4:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Michael Medved
    A simmering controversy surrounding the "Ground Zero Cross" exposes the intolerance and absolutism behind ongoing battles over religious symbols on public property. Contrary to popular belief, it's not Christian conservatives who normally start these bitter disputes. It's more often atheist activists who seek to alter the long-standing status quo by scrubbing the landscape of the most visible signs of the nation's religious heritage. American Atheists, an organization representing the civil liberties of agnostics, filed suit in 2011 to block display of the Ground Zero Cross anywhere on the grounds of the new memorial museum planned for the World Trade...
  • 5 Reasons Liberals Are Such Unpleasant People To Be Around

    04/03/2012 1:15:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Don't get me wrong. Not every conservative has a winning personality and not every liberal is a toothache in search of a mouth to inhabit. In fact, one of the single nicest people I know is a liberal (Hi, Julie Joyce!) Yet and still, it's not a reach to say that most liberals, especially the ones that are politically active, are just generally difficult to get along with. It's not just me saying that either. I've interviewed more than one big name conservative who has told me that they moved over to the right in large part because the...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Apology: Saving Conservative Line on Obamacare?

    03/05/2012 8:46:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/05/2012 | Michael Medved
    Limbaugh’s career and radio show aren’t in danger. But his professed contrition might help salvage conservatives’ most effective line of attack against Obamacare. Left-leaning pundits and activists who cackle gleefully at the prospect that current controversies will seriously damage Rush Limbaugh’s media career display their own vast ignorance of the talk-radio industry. Yes, El Rushbo’s weekend apology for crude comments about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke demonstrate his own recognition that these remarks fell far short of the “broadcast excellence” he regularly promises his 15 million listeners. But neither uproar from all quarters against Limbaugh’s language, nor the much-publicized phone...
  • The GOP’s Panic Over Rick Santorum

    02/27/2012 12:22:17 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michael Medved
    For more than six months, worried conservative chieftains talked up the need to unite behind a single rightist candidate in order to block the potential victory of the “mushy moderate” from Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. Now, on the eve of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, and with Super Tuesday looming just one week later, some of those same leaders speak privately of the need to unite behind that same, once-dreaded Romney in order to avert an even more dire disaster: the nomination of Rick Santorum.
  • Conservatives, Romney, and Electability

    11/24/2011 8:28:09 PM PST · by rocky88 · 103 replies
    Online.wsj.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Michael Medved
    "In short, the electoral experience of the last 50 years does nothing to undermine the common-sense notion that most political battles are won by seizing and holding the ideological center. In the last two presidential elections, more than 44% of voters described themselves as "moderate," and no conservative candidate could possibly prevail without coming close to winning half of them (as George W. Bush did in his re-election). The notion that ideologically pure conservative candidates can win by disregarding centrists and magically producing previously undiscovered legions of true-believer voters remains a fantasy. It is not a strategy. At the moment,...
  • McConnell Plan: Bidding For Survival, Not Victory

    07/20/2011 5:43:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2011 | Michael Medved
    Senator Mitch McConnell’s original suggestion for solving the nation’s debt ceiling dilemma outraged many of his fellow conservatives and would, if enacted in its initial form, have probably produced deep disgust in the public at large. After the angry immediate response from the GOP base, the Senate minority leader began re-tooling the scheme to make it far more viable and substantive, with the important addition of at least $1.4 trillion in budget cuts (over the next ten years) and a potentially promising mechanism for getting clear-cut, up-or-down votes for even more significant savings in the future. Most small government advocates...
  • Why Palin Gets More Hostile (And Admiring) Coverage Than She Deserves

    07/13/2011 2:31:32 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 13, 2011 | Michael Medved
    July 13, 2011 why Palin Gets More Hostile (And Admiring) Coverage Than She Deserves By Michael Medved 7/13/2011   Sarah Palin doesn’t deserve the ridicule she receives from the mainstream media, nor does she merit the adulation she inspires from her legions of fans. The over-reaction on each side feeds the super-heated response on the other: if she didn’t get regularly mocked and mauled by elite commentators, she’d never be taken seriously as a presidential possibility by Tea Party conservatives, and if she weren’t trumpeted as the second coming of Reagan by rightwing true believers she wouldn’t absorb the...
  • Michael Medved: Winners (Romney, Bachmann) And Losers In The GOP Debate

    06/15/2011 11:58:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 15, 2011 | Michael Medved
    The headline for the big GOP debate should read “ROMNEY SOLIDIFIES HIS STATUS AS FRONTRUNNER” but the appropriate sub-head may prove even more significant in the long run: “Bachmann Makes Energetic and Well-Received Debut.” At this point, no one should doubt that the feisty congresswoman from Minnesota will emerge as a major contender—certainly in Iowa (where she was born and raised, and where her evangelical fervor will rally Mike Huckabee’s currently unfocused cadres) and, if she wins there, then most likely in the rest of the country.
  • "Shared Sacrifice" Slogan Equates Taking and Giving, Burdens and Benefits

    05/18/2011 11:34:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2011 | Michael Medved
    As conservatives suffer endless repetitions of the solemn, soggy Democratic mantra of “shared sacrifice,” they need to resist the powerful temptation to snarl back, “I’m already sacrificing more than enough, thank you very much!” Of course it’s only natural to feel righteous indignation toward some smug lefty who wants to take money out of your pocket, but it’s more important in this situation to win the substantive argument by underlining the core distinction between what government gives and what government takes. As the euphoria fades following Osama bin Laden’s demise and the nation gets back to the bitter business of...
  • Don't Blame Tax Cuts for Catastrophic Deficits

    03/23/2011 5:43:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2011 | Michael Medved
    Liberal commentators blame the Bush tax cuts, not runaway spending, for the budget crisis. They insist that slashing rates on income taxes, which means smaller percentages of private income going to government, would guarantee red ink even if Congress finds many billions in spending cuts. The problem with this argument is that it’s clearly contradicted by recent history. Actually, the second round of Bush tax cuts in 2003 brought increased revenues – both in actual dollar terms and as a percentage of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) -- not falling levels of government support. In 2007, six years after Bush...
  • Do Obama’s Lousy Results Mean He’s Deliberately Destructive?

    03/02/2011 7:23:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2011 | Michael Medved
    Some conservative commentators spent their Presidents’ Day holiday ruminating over Barack Obama’s evil intentions, or denouncing the chief executive as an alien interloper and fanatical ideologue perversely determined to damage the Republic. Instead, they might have focused on the history of the John Adams’ White House prayer to develop a more effective context for their criticism. On November 2, 1800, a day after he became the first president to occupy the newly constructed executive mansion, Adams wrote to his wife Abigail: “I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it....
  • When the Right Is Wrong

    02/18/2011 2:05:35 AM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 2 replies
    PatriotPost.com ^ | February 17, 2011 | Mark Alexander
    The Patriot Post "Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for Liberty. ... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?" --John Adams Not a month goes by without some "pop-media conservative" falling victim to a non compos mentis moment. This lapse in judgment almost universally befalls urbanites or Beltway types, and at one time I speculated it might be associated with a moon-and-tide cycle. However, our crack team...
  • Obama Isn't Trying to 'Weaken America' (RINO op-ed)

    02/14/2011 8:32:31 AM PST · by nhwingut · 58 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 02/14/11 | MICHAEL MEDVED
    Some conservative commentators may feel inclined to spend Presidents Day ruminating over Barack Obama's evil intentions, or denouncing the chief executive as an alien interloper and ideologue perversely determined to damage the republic. Instead, they should consider the history of John Adams's White House prayer and develop a more effective focus for their criticism. On Nov. 2, 1800, a day after he became the first president to occupy the newly constructed executive mansion, Adams wrote to his wife Abigail: "I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none...
  • History Rebuts Tucson Lies

    01/19/2011 5:53:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2011 | Michael Medved
    The debate between left and right on contributing factors in the Tucson shootings has unfolded along utterly predictable and thoroughly unenlightening lines. Liberals accuse conservatives of overheated, gun-related rhetoric that created a hostile, edgy climate that may have encouraged the killer; the right responds that there’s no evidence of Jared Lee Loughner’s conservative orientation and that liberals make equally reprehensible and irresponsible statements. Neither side bothers to examine two highly dubious core assumptions: 1-That the Obama era constitutes a uniquely polarizing and hostile political period. 2-That assassinations take place most frequently when politicians and commentators make vicious comments against one...
  • Palin, Krauthammer, and the Right Kind of Elitism

    01/12/2011 9:34:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2011 | Michael Medved
    It’s healthy, even natural, for Americans to feel populist resentment against elites that base their status through inherited wealth and family connections. But it’s toxic, misguided and profoundly stupid to focus public hostility on leaders who achieved their positions through education, diligence and ability. Recent sniping between Sarah Palin and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer highlights the crucial distinction between rebellious attitudes that attack unfairly arrogated power and privilege and a trendy neo-populism that attacks brains. When Krauthammer dared to suggest that the former Alaska governor looked less than “presidential” while shooting caribou with Kate Goselin on her hit TLC...
  • Michael Medved's Best and Worst Movies of 2010

    01/01/2011 12:04:14 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 46 replies
    Mevded Website ^ | Michael Medved
    WORST Somewhere Jackass 3D Sex and the City 2 The Wolfman Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Remember Me Dinner for Schmucks Robin Hood Jonah Hex Black Swan BEST Tangled Toy Story 3 Despicable Me Hereafter True Grit The Town Four Lions The Social Network The King's Speech City Island
  • Don't Pin Your Hopes On Palin (Michael Medved Demands Moderate Candidates, GOP Nominee In 2012)

    12/08/2010 5:24:10 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 129 replies · 3+ views
    AOL News via Hot Air ^ | 12-8-10 | Michael Medved
    As Republicans consider their presidential options for 2012, they ought to discard two dangerously misleading pieces of conventional wisdom: that Sarah Palin and her tea party supporters represent a triumphant, even dominant force in American politics, and that more centrist, veteran GOP officeholders exert little appeal to the electorate. National results in the last two election cycles conclusively disprove both assumptions: Palin's power as king (or queen) maker in 2010 produced spotty, unreliable results. And Sen. John McCain ran a stronger race and drew more votes in 2008 than outspoken conservatives who shared the GOP ballot with him.........
  • Opinion: History Says Mitt's the Man for 2012

    11/30/2010 3:23:19 AM PST · by Rome2000 · 139 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 11/29/10 | Michael Medved
    Opinion: History Says Mitt's the Man for 2012 Michael Medved Contributor AOL News (Nov. 29) -- Conventional wisdom says the battle for the GOP nomination in 2012 is wide open and unpredictable, but Republican history suggests that there is an obvious front runner who is nearly certain to represent his party in the presidential race. For nearly 70 years -- long before most of the current contenders were even born -- GOP leaders and primary voters have displayed a shockingly consistent tendency to pick a candidate whose previous national campaign, whether successful or not, suggested it was "his turn." This...
  • Rallying from the right

    10/18/2010 7:36:32 AM PDT · by beaversmom
    Glendale News_Press ^ | October 18, 2010 | Veronica Rocha
    DOWNTOWN — This year's November election kicked off a hard-hitting town hall discussion Sunday night by conservative radio talk show hosts on issues ranging from the "tea party" movement to California's business environment. About 1,300 people attended 870 AM KRLA radio's "Town hall 2010" forum at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, where radio hosts Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Mike Gallagher and Kevin James took on some of the state's and nation's most pressing issues, including the upcoming Nov. 2 election. Republicans could gain 20 to 90 Democratic seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate in this year's election,...
  • Tom Tancrazy: The Not-So-Great 3rd Party Tradition

    09/08/2010 10:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2010 | Michael Medved
    The announcement by former congressman Tom Tancredo that he'll run for governor of Colorado as a fringe party candidate follows a familiar pattern: established politicians turn to protest campaigns only after they've been disgraced, defeated and rejected by the mainstream. Their minor party dalliances represent a desperate, pathetic bid to keep the media spotlight, more than they reflect any practical agenda or commitment to ideological purity. In Tancredo's case, he remains tainted by his embarrassing 2008 presidential race. A full three years before the Iowa caucuses, he became one of the first Republicans to announce his intention to run, and...
  • Government: Too Big to Not Fail

    08/13/2010 6:53:50 AM PDT · by Silverfiddle · 13 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 13 August 2010 | silverfiddle
    John Stossel:  Free enterprise does everything better Why? Because if private companies don't do things efficiently, they lose money and die. Unlike government, they cannot compel payment through the power to tax. Notice how every government "solution" involves more of what caused the problem in the first place? And how more money and more bureaucracy are always involved as well? "Oh yeah!"  Sneers the progressive.  "What about public roads?  Huh?  Huh?" Private enterprise does roads better than government In 1995, a private road company added two lanes in the middle of California Highway 91, right where the median strip used...
  • Anybody catch the name of the loon on the last half hour of Medved (hour 2)?

    08/12/2010 2:09:40 PM PDT · by Minn · 13 replies
    I never caught his name, if he was part of some goofy group, or why Michael thought he needed a soapbox. Is Medved just picking up drunks off the street and making them guests these days?The guy was so incoherent about just about everything, I'd look to look him up out of curiosity.
  • Why Obama Is Still the Favorite in 2012

    08/12/2010 10:51:41 AM PDT · by throwback · 103 replies
    WSJ ^ | AUGUST 12, 2010 | MICHAEL MEDVED
    Republicans feel heartened by President Obama's standing in recent polls, which show that only a minority of Americans want him re-elected in 2012. But savvy Democratic analysts look at the same numbers and confidently predict another victory when the president seeks his second term. A breakdown of voter sentiment by race can help clarify the apparent contradiction. Republicans look at those numbers and say there is no way that Mr. Obama can recover without bringing about a major turnaround with the white majority. Yet Democrats point to the figures and argue that the president will safely win a second term...
  • Al, Tipper and the Myth of a 'Good Divorce'

    06/23/2010 7:32:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2010 | Michael Medved
    The separation of Al and Tipper Gore after forty years as husband and wife produced a flood of commentary concerning what’s purportedly impossible, and possible, in modern marriage. According to rapidly calcifying conventional wisdom, the Gore breakup shows that it’s impossible to uphold the old ideal of “till death do us part,” and indicates that even the best-matched couples can’t reasonably expect that their love can last a lifetime. Meanwhile, admiring pundits note that the Gores have handled their situation with dignity and discretion, demonstrating the real possibility of a “good divorce.” Actually, both conclusions contradict reality for most Americans....
  • FReeper LS on Michael Medved right now

    06/03/2010 1:11:28 PM PDT · by happygrl · 30 replies · 1,070+ views
    June 3 , 2010
    Larry Schweikert (Freeper LS) on Michael Medved
  • No Political Future for an All-White G.O.P

    05/05/2010 7:18:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies · 1,685+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2010 | Michael Medved
    With a record number of black candidates seeking Republican nominations in upcoming congressional races, the GOP may finally make progress in facing the most serious menace to its survival: the lack of support from any significant segment of the nonwhite population. Not all of the 33 African-American contenders will win their primary contests, let alone the general election, but at least a half-dozen of them face promising prospects and could provide new energy for a party that desperately needs to shatter its lily-white image. There are no Republicans among the present 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, or among...
  • Arizona to Obama: Do your job!

    04/26/2010 7:03:23 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 20 replies · 1,336+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2010 | Editorial
    To hear liberal critics talk, it would be easy to think the state of Arizona unleashed anti-Latino posses to detain all brown-skinned people, demand their proof of citizenship and toss them in jail if the answers aren't satisfactory. ... The O Force claims Arizonans are illegally trespassing on federal legal domain. "The determination of who should or shouldn't be in this country is not one for the states to make," Mr. Obama said. "This is a federal prerogative. Even if the states think we aren't doing our job, they have no right to step in." Like much of what the...
  • Question for Conservatives: Is Canada Evil?

    04/07/2010 4:53:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies · 1,584+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2010 | Michael Medved
    Contrasting attitudes toward the United States of America characterize the great divide in this country between right and left, but the similarly crucial distinction between mainstream conservatives and right wing hysterics reflects their radically different assessments of… Canada, of all places. For the first time since the War of 1812, in fact, debate about the true nature of our terminally bland neighbor to the north plays a significant role in American politics. Fortunately, that unexpected argument seldom displays the bitter intensity of long-running conservative/liberal quarrels about America itself. In his brilliant 2009 book, “Why are Jews Liberals?,” Norman Podhoretz trenchantly...
  • Obama: Outright Evil, or Simply Wrong? (How about both?)

    03/31/2010 5:02:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 1,088+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2010 | Michael Medved
    Will it be easier to persuade people that Barack Obama is wrong on the issues or to try to convince them that he is outright evil? That’s a crucial question facing conservatives as we gear up for fateful election battles in 2010 and 2012. Based on human nature and political history, the answer to that question ought to be obvious: Americans have often felt that our leaders make mistakes or pursue destructive policies but we have rarely (if ever) believed that they did it deliberately to damage the country. In the last 80 years, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter...
  • Medved Discussing Dissing of Bibi Now (plus Mike Pence)

    03/25/2010 12:14:44 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 47 replies · 1,231+ views
    Michael Medved Show | 3/25/10
    Medved is explaining the extreme scorning of Bibi by the Ozero administration, and the completely inappropriate exploitation of Ozero of the proposed contruction of more housing in Jerusalem for Jews in a Jewish neighborhood. Plus he said he would be talking to Pence about what he said against Ozero this week regarding the horrible way Bibi was treated during his visit.
  • Why No Push For Gay Reparations

    02/24/2010 4:56:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 572+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 24, 2010 | Michael Medved
    Leftwing activists love to make the case for gay rights by associating the struggles of today’s homosexuals with the long, heroic battle for racial justice in the Civil Rights movement. Most of these same politically correct advocates also look with favor on demands for reparations for slavery and Jim Crow, so their insistence on the black-gay comparison raises an uncomfortable question: why don’t they push for similar reparations for homosexuals? An answer to that riddle not only exposes the ridiculous nature of equating African Americans with homosexuals as similarly suffering victim groups, but also reveals the dubious nature of any...
  • Hating Wall Street Bonuses More Than Lottery Jackpots

    02/03/2010 4:45:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 622+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2010 | Michael Medved
    Why do huge Wall Street bonuses provoke so much more public indignation than similarly gigantic lottery jackpots? At least financial tycoons can try to argue that their payoffs stem from their own wise decisions or productive hard work. But Powerball winners get rewarded for patently stupid behavior: wasting a few dollars (usually on a regular basis) on addictive games of chance with only the remotest possibility of success. Moreover, when some lucky bozo collects on a swollen jackpot that’s accumulated in a state-sponsored lottery, it means that this particular treasure won’t be available to anyone else; when somebody wins, the...
  • Top 10 Films of 2009 (Michael Medved)

    01/17/2010 12:12:37 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 36 replies · 1,896+ views
    Medved Website ^ | 01/15/2010 | Michael Medved
    Medved's Top 10 movies of 2009 1. The Last Station 2- (500) Days of Summer 3- Up in the Air 4- The Hurt Locker 5- Up 6- The Blind Side 7- Julie & Julia 8- An Education 9- The Stoning of Soraya M. 10- Bright Star
  • "Commercialization" Of Christmas Actually Shows Community and Giving

    12/24/2009 11:08:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2009 | Micheal Medved
    During the festive holiday season, it’s become common to criticize the commercialization of Christmas. Cynics suggest that there’s something unseemly and shallow about so many Americans running around frantically and spending huge sums to purchase gifts that the recipients may not even welcome. From a deeper perspective, however, the surge of commercial activity in the Christmas season strengthens the connections of inter-dependence and mutual reward that make community possible. The seasonal spending not only connects those who give and receive gifts to one another, but ties together buyers and sellers in webs of service, prosperity and gain. If retailers enjoy...
  • Why young-age creationism is good for science

    12/07/2009 7:30:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 170 replies · 3,384+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Brett W. Smith
    The current treatment of young-age creationists in the scientific community and society at large is unfair and unwise. Scientists and philosophers of science, including old-age creationists and naturalists, should respect youngage creationists as legitimate contributors to science. Young-age creationists offer to the current origins science establishment a competing rational viewpoint that will augment fruitful scientific investigation through increased accountability for scientists, introduction of original hypotheses and general epistemic improvement...
  • Real Pilgrims Sought Purity, Not Tolerance or Diversity

    11/25/2009 6:39:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 889+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2009 | Michael Medved
    As American families sit down to their traditional Thanksgiving feasts they will naturally recall the familiar story of the Pilgrims taught to every school kid and, in the process, distort the true character of the nation’s religious heritage. Most children learn that the Mayflower settlers came to the New World to escape persecution and to establish religious freedom. But the early colonists actually pursued purity, not tolerance and sought to build fervent, faith-based utopias, not secular regimes that consigned religion to a secondary role. The distinctive circumstances that allowed these fiery believers of varied denominations to cooperate in the founding...
  • Following the Evidence vs. Framing Science: Stephen Meyer and Chris Mooney, Monday on Medved

    11/16/2009 8:28:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 568+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | November 13, 2009 | Robert Crowther
    Following the Evidence vs. Framing Science: Stephen Meyer and Chris Mooney, Monday on Medved Monday, Nov. 16th, Stephen Meyer and Chris Mooney will be on The Michael Medved Show (second hour, 1pm PT/4pm ET). Mooney is a diehard Darwin defender that various Fellows here at the CSC have debated in the past, and he's someone we've reported about over the years. His view of science is elitist and arrogant, and he has recommended such things as suppressing dissenting views from the media, to spinning science in such a way as to manipulate public opinion. He considers anyone who disagrees with...
  • Conventional Wisdom Recycles Lies About Recent Elections

    11/11/2009 4:49:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 759+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2009 | Michael Medved
    Mistakes, distortions and outright lies appeared so frequently in media coverage of the elections of 2009 that they made accurate analysis all but impossible. The most serious of these errors built upon gross misrepresentations of the presidential election of 2008 falsehoods repeated endlessly and shamelessly enough to become enshrined in the conventional wisdom. Before this years whoppers achieve similar acceptance, its worth re-examining some of the most familiar confusions regarding the last two election cycles. LIE NUMBER ONE: By winning New York’s 23rd Congressional District, Democrats captured a seat Republicans had held without interruption since the 1850s. Nancy Pelosi herself...
  • GOP Needs More Conservative Substance, More Moderate Tone

    10/14/2009 5:20:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies · 1,732+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | Michael Medved
    New polling brings good news and bad news for beleaguered Republicans yearning for a comeback in the Age of Obama. The encouraging message suggests that Americans strongly prefer conservative policies and values to the liberal approaches preached by the president. On the other hand, the same polls indicate that the two revival strategies most commonly discussed by the GOP will both lead to political dead ends. Neither a shift to more moderate positions nor an emphasis on rousing, uncompromising, us-vs.-them right wing rhetoric will bring Republicans back to power in Washington D.C. The only workable strategy for long-term GOP gains...
  • The Only Way to Beat Obamanism: Elect More Republicans

    10/07/2009 3:57:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies · 899+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2009 | Michael Medved
    For those Americans who want to fight back against the menacing expansion of government and the insanely irresponsible spending of the Obama administration, there is only one way to succeed: electing more Republicans to high office. If the public fails to elect GOP candidates for the Senate, the House, governorships, state legislatures and, ultimately, the presidency there is simply no way to derail the leftist agenda that menaces liberty and prosperity. Many sincere patriots will object to this formulation, insisting that we must elect more conservatives, not just more Republicans. The question then becomes, if the needed conservative candidates arent...
  • Abusing School Kids With Pro-Obama Propaganda

    09/02/2009 3:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 2,656+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2009 | Michael Medved
    My wife Diane seldom gets upset about politics. But President Barack Obama’s recent demonstration of megalomania in insisting on beginning the school year by simultaneously addressing all public school kids in the United States elicited a concise response: “it’s sick.” In addition to her Ph.D. in psychology, Diane holds an M.A. in Education, and both primary and secondary teaching credentials in California. She has raised and educated our three kids, each of whom received some combination of home schooling, parochial education, and public schools. What bothers her (and many courageous teachers across the country) is the crude attempt by the...