July 9, 2018


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Today's Commentary: The Imran Awan Story, or How to Bury A Scandal -- Americans are fed up -- Martha Cothren's lesson -- Something you don’t see every day -- Compare the two parties -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


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Question: how do you make a political scandal go away?

Well, first you work out a sweetheart plea agreement that doesn’t even touch on the scandalous part of what took place. Then you announce it in conjunction with a major holiday, preferably one in which most people are outdoors grilling hot dogs and not paying much attention to the news. The Fourth of July is ideal for such a plan, as patriotic Americans who normally would be paying attention to politics are, ironically, the ones most caught up in celebrating with their families.

If you are the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, you sneak out a press release with a generic, blah-vanilla headline such as “Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements on Application for Home Equity Loan.”



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Democrat insanity is coming

By Mike Huckabee

I hope you had a fun Fourth of July week, and I hate to break this to you, but it’s about to come to a jarring halt on Monday. Not merely because we all have to go back to work, but because on that day, President Trump will announce his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. And I must warn you of what to expect from my expert, insider’s view.

Trump is about to nominate someone so terrifying, horrific and destructive to America that this person should not be allowed to appear in public spaces without being hounded back into seclusion by torch-wielding mobs, like villagers chasing Frankenstein’s monster in old black-and-white movies. This person will be a radical, right-wing extremist whose views on various issues are so out of the mainstream that only 60 to 80 percent of Americans agree with them. It will be a source of bafflement to the press how this outrageously unqualified pick was somehow able to rack up an impressive enough legal resume to earn the federal court confirmation votes of many of the same Senators who are currently quivering with outrage over the SCOTUS nomination. This nominee might even unconscionably approve of the heartless and unconstitutional practice of ripping children from the arms of their illegal immigrant mothers and putting them into temporary foster homes, but not approve of the kindly and constitutional practice of ripping children from their mother’s wombs and putting them into dumpsters.



Martha Cothren's Lesson

By Mike Huckabee

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate having this exceptional nation and the freedoms it gives us, but we must always remember that we have those things because of all the soldiers who put their lives on the line to secure them for us, from Revolutionary times forward. There’s a story I love to tell that illustrates that for young people.

When I was Governor of Arkansas, I got to know an outstanding high school teacher in Little Rock named Martha Cothren. She was one of my original Huck’s Heroines, and I was always telling her it was my goal to make her one of the most famous teachers in America, because she’d be such a great example to all teachers. Here’s just one reason why.



Something you don’t see every day

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s something you don’t see every day, but we are seeing it more and more lately: longtime New York Democratic State Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn told Chuck Schumer that he will support the Republicans until Schumer can restore “sanity and honesty” to the “hard left” Democratic Party.  Hikind slammed his own party leaders for refusing to acknowledge the things that are going right under President Trump, like a booming economy and record low unemployment. 

Incidentally, these might be the four most telling words in the entire story: Hikind “is not seeking reelection.”


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Compare the two parties

By Mike Huckabee

Is it any wonder that when both parties released Fourth of July messages on Twitter, the GOP tweet was a brief, patriotic salute to the Founders, freedom and our military, while the Democratic Party message gave those ideas cursory lip service then launched into several paragraphs of ranting about President Trump and all the horrible things wrong with this unjust, racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic country. 

You know, if the DNC really thinks it’s that bad here, I understand that the socialist paradise of Venezuela has a fourth of July, too.  It’s just another date on the calendar (if you can even afford a calendar).  Still, I get the feeling that many leading Democrats these days feel that the Fourth of July is just another day, so why not spend it doing what they do on every other day: ranting about Trump and how awful America is?



Evening Edition - July 6

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse

"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."

-James 1:22

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  • Theresa Garber

    07/09/2018 12:00 PM

    Mike, every day things like this are happening, and I can only trust that God is using them for His purposes. It reminds me so much of King David's lament in Psalm 73 where he talks about how the wicked prosper, don't seem to have any problems, are rich and arrogant...Then David goes into the Temple, into the Lord's presence, and God reveals to him the end of these people, how they will be judged by the Lord God Almighty, and he was able to turn it over to the Lord, repenting for his wrong attitudes about the situation. We need to continually bathe these matters in prayer. God is the only true Power in the universe, and He is in control. Instead of foaming at the mouth, we must stay on our knees, keep our hearts right, be informed, and do what we CAN do. Thanks for sharing. I read your newsletter daily. Blessings in Christ, Terry