As the media go ape over every state law that restricts abortion, they are noticeably quiet about new laws in blue states that loosen abortion restrictions...

Back in the news

June 11, 2019

The clashes between the First Amendment right to religious expression and the SCOTUS’ newly-created right to same-sex marriage are suddenly back in the news.

Today's Commentary --- "Compassion" in California --- Trust-busting tech giants --- Hardly Draconian ---- A second death -- Must-Read column --- Laura Ainsworth answers reader comment from Annette (and a few more) -- Manafort update: An absolute must read --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

Today's Commentary --- Top Story: Maybe New Mexico voters are learning a lesson --- #2 Story: The "plague" of leftism is evident in our filthy cities --- #3 story: Mueller/FBI played dirty with Manafort and Flynn; Flynn wants to withdraw guilty plea ---- #4 story: Paul Manafort update: What can we do? -- #5 story: More information on mass shooting in Virginia Beach --- "Huckabee" preview -- Manafort update: An absolute must read --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Today's Commentary --- Paul Manafort update: What can we do? --- RIP to the Night Tripper, Dr. John --- The censorious policies of YouTube ---- Trump is sincere about this -- House Democrats vote to give themselves a raise --- President Trump gives Nancy Pelosi a nickname -- Tariff threat pays off --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Today's Commentary --- Mueller/FBI played dirty with Manafort and Flynn; Flynn wants to withdraw guilty plea --- Paul Manafort update: What can we do? -- Misleading ---- Crowder demonetized -- History Repeats Itself, and Joe Biden Repeats History --- Democratic Mental Health News Roundup: -- Warning --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Since writing about the ruling to transfer Paul Manafort from a minimum-security federal prison for nonviolent offenders in Pennsylvania to the notorious Rikers Island state prison in New York, I’ve received many responses from horrified readers asking, “Isn’t there anything we can do?”
Today's Commentary --- The "plague" of leftism, Part II...and a petition to sign! --- RIP Linda Collins-Smith -- ICYMI: NYC District Attorney sending Manafort to RIKERS ISLAND ---- BETTER SIT DOWN...THE GOV. AND AOC AGREE ON SOMETHING -- Anniversaries --- Expensive wreck -- Hollywood Hillary --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Sean Hannity presented an update Wednesday on the homeless problem in major cities with far-left leadership, featuring Los Angeles this time, and I returned to the show to talk further about it along with fellow FOX News contributor Emily Compagno.
Media outlets may huff(po) and puff about President Trump’s blasting of “fake news,” but a lot of Americans agree with him.


June 5, 2019

With Thursday’s 75th anniversary ceremonies for D-Day getting so much press, it would be easy to overlook the June 3-4 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and massacre in Beijing, China.
Leftist politicians and celebrities might have blamed the NRA for the Parkland school shooting, but fortunately, Florida officials had enough sense to put blame for that preventable atrocity where it actually belongs.
Today's Commentary --- Christopher Steele to be interviewed by investigator John Durham --- RIP Linda Collins-Smith -- NYC District Attorney sending Manafort to RIKERS ISLAND ---- Parkland school shooting update -- Al Gore scores in Australia --- A change to the Lord's Prayer -- Maybe Democrats should focus on the issues?!? --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
The government of Queensland, Australia, is paying Al Gore $320,000 to attend a Climate Week Conference to “communicate the urgency of the climate crisis.”
Wednesday is the 15th anniversary of the death of President Ronald Reagan. To mark the occasion, his son, Michael Reagan, offered some personal memories and an assessment of his father’s accomplishments and legacy.

Today's Commentary --- The "plague" of leftism is evident in our filthy cities --- More evidence Hillary's "investigation" was bogus, and the Mueller report is, too -- A day of prayer for the President ---- Some important statistics about immigration -- The cost of a burrito --- A new Democrat slogan -- A new revenue stream for California --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
If you want to see the results of leftist policies, go to the cities that are run by the most elite, wealthy and “progressive” people, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, where homelessness, filth and disease are taking over.
While most of the media attention is on states such as Alabama and Georgia that have passed bills restricting abortion, we hear a lot less about states like New York that have passed pro-abortion bills that make abortion legal up to and even beyond the point of birth. Now, add Illinois to that list.
Despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trying to put the brakes on the runaway impeachment train that’s been hijacked by her far-left members, Democratic House Whip Jim Clyburn says the process of impeaching President Trump “has already begun.”
Today's Commentary --- Robert Mueller's Huge Failure: The "CliffsNotes" version --- 143 violations - AOC bartends again ---- Rolling Thunder chief promises real gridlock -- More information on the mass shooting in Virginia Beach --- A new Democrat slogan -- A new revenue stream for California --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

My June 1 Monologue

June 3, 2019

Let me begin by mentioning that I’m joining with Franklin Graham for a special day of prayer for the President this weekend...
Sick of everything having to do with the FBI investigation, the special counsel investigation, the D.C. Circuit Court investigation, the congressional Democrats’ re-investigation and the Republicans’ investigation of the investigation?
Today's Commentary --- Our top story: Maybe New Mexico voters are learning a lesson --- "Huckabee" preview -- Our #2 story: Another take on Mueller, affirming ours - Our #3 story: Critics call declassification move "un-American" ---- Our #4 story: Shockwaves in Europe -- Our #5 story: Is this a turning point for the late Rev. Martin Luther King? -- Tariff Dispute Update --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
With so many business owners fleeing California, Gov. Gavin Newsom apparently hopes to diversify his state’s tax base beyond Hollywood and high tech...

With summer officially underway, we have a sizzling new episode of “Huckabee” for you on TBN tonight.  My friend Shannon Bream of Fox News will drop by to talk about her terrific new book and the stories rocking this week’s news.  We’ll talk to one of the world’s most influential evangelists, Luis Palau…enjoy the music of country superstar Rodney Atkins…check out some crazy news “In Case You Missed It”…and maybe the most unusual thing you’ll ever see on my show: metal guitar icon Brian “Head” Welch of the megagroup Korn and his daughter Jennea will discuss how they turned to God to overcome their addictions and rebuild their lives and relationship.  Brian will even do a little guitar shredding with the help of a special mystery guest bassist I’ll bet you never imagined you’d hear playing a Korn song!  This is one for the history books! 

All this and a lot more surprises are coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. To find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, visit

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Here’s an update on the tariff dispute between President Trump and Mexico, with Trump threatening to raise tariffs on imports from Mexico unless it takes action to stem the flood of illegal entrants crossing into the US from Mexico.  One bit of advice for Mexico’s President: lecturing us that it’s a “fallacy” for the American President to want to put America’s interests first is probably not an effective persuasion tactic.  At least, not with this President.

I know these sorts of confrontations give some people the vapors, especially when they send the Dow on a roller coaster ride…and I’m no fan of tariffs myself, which tend to set off trade wars that harm consumers and businesses on both sides.  But we have allowed the US to be rolled over for too long, and a corrective is needed.  And it appears that only alternatives are terrible liberal plans like the massive immigration reform proposed this week by “Beto” O’Rourke. It involves a lot of amnesty, open borders and spending tons of our money to make Central America so prosperous that people won’t feel like leaving.  Sure, nothing works better than expensive, forced nation-building.

Central American nations already have abundant resources, hard-working people and climates better than many far more prosperous northern US states.  It isn’t our responsibility to remake their nations in our image.  If they want what we have, it’s within their power without their citizens having to flood across our borders illegally. 

We don’t need to provide other nations with a free banquet at our taxpayers’ expense.  All we should feel obligated to do is to loan them the recipe and let them follow it for themselves.  And here it is:




With so many business owners fleeing California, Gov. Gavin Newsom apparently hopes to diversify his state’s tax base beyond Hollywood and high tech by turning it into America’s abortion mill.  With other states passing laws restricting abortion, Newsom (who, coincidentally, is already laying plans for his reelection campaign) is launching the sickest tourism promotion ever by inviting women to come to the Golden State to kill their children in the womb.  Or as he put it so euphemistically, while practically wrapping a Planned Parenthood clinic in American flags:

“California will continue to uphold women’s equality and liberty by protecting their reproductive freedom, educating Californians about their rights to reproductive freedom, welcoming women to California to fully exercise their reproductive rights, and acting as a model for other states that want to ensure full reproductive freedom for women.”

He somehow managed to promote unfettered abortion while saying the word "freedom" more often than Rush Limbaugh.

Of course, this is really all that would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned: abortion would not be outlawed, the issue would just go back to the states. It’s nice to see that a “progressive” liberal like Newsom can appreciate the concepts of freedom and limited federal power.  However, it would be nice if a “progressive” could ever make a speech that repeatedly touted liberty and freedom without it being solely about the freedom to kill innocent babies, who, in his view, obviously have no right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness.    


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Here's an interesting article on the twin assaults on common sense and women’s sports that the transgender rights movement has launched.  Defenders of letting “former men” compete against women in sports point to the fact that one trans athlete who’s winning women’s track events “doesn’t always win” as proof that trans athletes do not have an unfair physical advantage over natural born women.

One problem: when this particular athlete was a man, he never won.  Running track as a man in previous years, he ranked 200th and 390th.  After switching to running as a woman, she’s now the “women’s national champion” in the 400-meter hurdles. So the example they’re using to prove that trans women don’t have an unfair advantage actually proves the critics’ point. As this writer notes, if there isn’t an unfair physical advantage over natural born women, then why isn’t this athlete now ranked 390th among women runners? 

And in case you haven’t been paying attention, this assault on common sense and women’s sports is what the misleadingly named “Equality Act” just passed by the Democratic House aims to codify into law if the Senate passes it, too. 




A South Korean newspaper reported that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un had his envoy to the US executed after he failed to reach an agreement with President Trump. It’s a shocking story, but before it turns into an international incident, Administration officials are asking people to wait for the results of an investigation to find out if there’s any truth to it. This paper has been wrong before, and rumors that Kim also executed the entire party, including the translator, make it seem even more far-fetched.  Granted, Kim’s hardly a stable genius, but even he should realize that such a barbarous act would destroy any hopes for further negotiations and a deal.  It would be like aiming his entire firing squad at his own foot. 

Here are more details on the story, but until it’s verified, let’s bear in mind that the US isn’t the only place that has “fake news.”




You would think that when an investigator spends over 440 pages describing a crime that never happened, he would have enough room to include unedited transcripts of any evidence.  Like, say, if you’re going to include the text of a voicemail left by one of the President’s attorneys that implies he tried to get Gen. Flynn to tell him any information he had that implicated Trump, don’t leave out the part of the message where he said he was asking “not only for the President but for the country” and that he wasn’t asking for “any confidential information.”

This wasn’t even the only example of misleading editing to arrive that day.  There was also an attempt to make it look as if Attorney General Barr contradicted himself by editing his CBS interview.  Luckily, a sharp-eyed observer spotted it.

This shows why it’s vital to consult original, unedited sources if you want to know what’s going on. Even cutting out one word can make a big difference, such as quoting someone as saying, “I did collude with Russia” by cutting out just one little word: “not.”


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The Chicago Police, still seething over prosecutors dropping the fake hate crime case against actor Jussie Smollett without obtaining a guilty plea, struck back by releasing text messages they gathered from Smollett to his alleged “attackers.”  Now we can see why keeping all the case records sealed away from the public was so important to him.

And here’s more to suggest that the fix was in for Smollett even earlier than we knew.



Here’s an answer to the age-old question, “How big a lie does the head of Planned Parenthood have to tell for even the Washington Post to call her out and give her Four Pinocchios?”



Today's Commentary --- Robert Mueller sparks reader question and a sharp comment --- "Huckabee" preview -- CORRECTION (WITH LINK): A Sorrowful Fare-thee-well to Music Icon Leon Redbone - Virginia Beach Shooting ---- Latest abortion related idiocy -- Hillary to speak at Cybersecurity Conference -- Tariff Dispute Update --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
I’ve linked to several expert legal commentaries on the outrageous extra-legal shenanigans of Robert Mueller, but how about hearing from the smear-ee himself, President Trump?
Today's Commentary --- Robert Mueller you have really done it this time --- More analysis of Mueller -- A Sorrowful Fare-thee-well to Music Icon Leon Redbone - Quote of the Day --- from Mark Steyn (as said to Tucker Carlson): ---- Color D-Day footage -- A Disney Culture Change -- RIP Thad Cochran --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
The Democrats must have thought they'd hit the jackpot when Mueller took to the microphone on Wednesday to once again “fail to exonerate” President Trump and help his enemies further their impeachment narrative.

Breaking News: Yesterday, President Trump announced a surprise 5% tariff on Mexican imports until Mexico takes action to stem the flood of illegal migrants into the US.  This was greeted with outrage, mockery and derision by the media, Democrats and Mexican President Lopez Obrador.

And this morning, via Reuters, this just in: “Mexico's President Lopez Obrador asks Trump to have U.S. officials meet with the Mexican foreign minister in Washington on Friday to seek a solution that benefits both nations.”

So does this mean there IS a viable alternative to the standard “smart diplomacy” negotiating tactics of whining, appeasing and apologizing?



OIG reports coming

May 31, 2019

Over the next few weeks, we’re braced for the release of some Inspector General reports that I expect will contain shocking information about corruption at high levels of our federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
If the US House isn’t giving Americans a wake-up call on the dangers of entrusting today’s Democrats with any power over their lives, they should take a look at New Mexico, where I imagine voters are experiencing a serious case of buyer’s remorse.

A Twitter alternative

May 30, 2019

It’s incredibly difficult for a new social media platform to challenge the established giants that have hundreds of millions of users and billions of dollars to buy out, sue or squash would-be competitors.

Today's Commentary --- Must Read: Another take on Mueller, affirming ours --- Mueller walks feebly away, as John Solomon discovers something BIG about British spying -- Predictions making news - A new Gallup poll ---- Voight vs. Milano -- Correction Corner -- Creepy Joe returns --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Conservatives who were hoping that the addition of two Trump-nominated Justices had resulted in a conservative or at least constructionist Court were keenly disappointed on two cases yesterday.
Today's Commentary --- Shockwaves in Europe --- Is this a turning point for the late Rev. Martin Luther King? -- Reader questions our "deep state" coverage. Our reply. - CORRECTION: Stunning news from Dartmouth College ---- AOC: Wrong on so many levels -- Journalism 2019 -- More garbage from this guy --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is miffed at the New York Times for allegedly not doing its job as a loyal lapdog for the left...
Today's Commentary --- Agree with Liz Cheney that it "could well be treason," or be 'jejune' --- Newsletter Survey Results -- They said it couldn't be done - Stunning news from Dartmouth University ---- The tall tree is Fox News -- Generic polls are meaningless -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

Shockwaves in Europe

May 28, 2019

I imagine most Americans have no more interest in the European Union Parliamentary elections than they do the latest cricket scores. But this weekend’s results are sending shockwaves...

Today's Commentary --- Memorial Day: A time to remember --- Memorial Day: Purchase a poppy from the American Legion -- Memorial Day: Hold the torch high - Memorial Day: Jack Gutman returns to Normandy ---- Prayers and best wishes for Rep. Nadler -- Memorial Day: Remember and pray for our wounded warriors -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
(The following is a transcript of my monologue from Saturday’s “Huckabee” on TBN. It includes a message to many men and women who are incredibly important to all of us, and a personal message to the most important person in my own life.)
From the minute President Trump announced that he was declassifying all the documents related to the “Russian collusion” investigation, reaction from his critics has veered all over the map – which is understandable, because that’s what panicked people do.

Today's Commentary --- Critics call declassification move "un-American" --- Memorial Day -- "Huckabee" preview - Persistence pays in search for REAL story of election interference --- Troops deployed - Prayers and best wishes for Rep. Nadler -- Three cheers for Senate Republicans --- About that "crazy rumor" -- Stelter's Defense of CNN is wrong -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

Today's Commentary --- Our Top Story - Democrats Don't WANT Mueller to Testify --- Our #2 story - Calm before the storm for intelligence community -- Our #3 story - Persistence pays in search for REAL story of election interference --- Our #4 story - Pelosi takes it back -- Our #5 story - Beyond doubt: The FBI had to know FISA spy application was untrue --- Booker looks for a boost --- A Republican at Google -- Twitter banning -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

Today's Commentary --- President Trump fulfills promise, declassifies all "Russia" --- May announces resignation -- Bad news for Jussie Smolett --- Leftists never give up -- Agreeing with AOC --- Socialism is not the cure --- Friday humor -- Fingerprints -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
In MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Thursday evening, President Trump issued an executive order giving U.S. Attorney General William Barr the “full and complete authority” to DECLASSIFY material related to his investigation into the origins of the “Russia” probe.
Today's Commentary --- Devin Nunes to Trump: Ask Theresa May about the spying --- Pray for our fellow Americans -- TREASON --- Congressional Sociopath -- Majority of Democrats are Sea Sponges --- The War against Faith on College Campuses --- Laura Ainsworth responds to Elizabeth Warren -- Avenatti charged again, remember when the MSM took him seriously -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
In the latest development regarding the Steele “dossier,” ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes of California has sent a letter to President Trump asking him to talk with British Prime Minister Theresa May about her country’s role in spying on American citizens working for the Trump campaign.