Today's Commentary --- Why would the NYT break this story on FBI spying? --- April jobs -- Our National Day of Prayer --- A Special Event Tonight -- 339 emails --- Paying for Medicare --- Quotes from our Presidents -- Tim Tebow's Mom shares incredible moment -- Funny photo of the day -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Today's Commentary --- AG Barr testifies before Senate Wednesday, stands up to all incoming --- Too easily offended -- Border crisis catches on --- Sad cautionary tale -- Praising Antifa -- Quiet note to Sen. Chuck Grassley --- Quotes from our Presidents -- Biden's "permanent record" under scrutiny -- Vaccination poll results -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Following this weekend’s horrific shooting in a California synagogue, here are how some of the leading Democratic candidates for President responded.

Harris struggles

April 30, 2019

Struggling at a distant third in the Democratic Presidential polls, Sen. Kamala Harris looked around for something to demonize
Didn’t like the offensive cartoon the New York Times ran about Benjamin Netanyahu, then yanked but didn’t apologize for, then finally said they were sorry about promoting anti-Semitism?

Fighting justice

April 30, 2019

Two Massachusetts district attorneys have filed a lawsuit to block federal ICE agents from entering courthouses to detain illegal aliens when they show up for various legal reasons.
American Enterprise Institute just released a study of the Green New Deal, breaking it down into separate policy proposals and assessing each by cost and effectiveness toward achieving the goal of “net zero carbon emissions” by 2050.

Joe Biden is learning that these days, the “permanent record” kids used to be threatened with is all too real, and his past is being used against him - not by his opponents but by those in his own party who don’t want him to be the nominee.

Today's Commentary --- FBI spy update: More reason to think they kept spying after Trump won --- Bigots at the NYT and elsewhere -- The truth about the "Green New Deal" --- Media "nerd prom" -- Mistake after mistake by NYT -- Harris struggles --- Quotes from our Presidents -- No scandal Obama? -- Tuesday helping -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
I hope you will join me in saying prayers of comfort and healing for the victims of Saturday’s shooting in the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California.
You’ve probably heard the term “identity politics” but let’s talk about exactly what that means and how it could affect you.
Today's Commentary --- Our Top Story this week --- "Huckabee" Preview -- Our #2 story: --- Our #3 story: -- Our #4 story: -- Our #5 story: Sarah's Story --- Quotes from our Presidents -- "The Day Collusion Died" -- The state of the imploding anti-Trump “Russian collusion” hoax -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
On Wednesday night’s “Ingraham Angle,” there was a magnificent discussion about the sham Trump investigation with Rudy Giuliani, Joe diGenova and former Whitewater independent counsel Robert Ray that absolutely must not be missed, and I say that not because I was subbing for Laura Ingraham at the time.

Fighting Nazis

April 24, 2019

Glad to see more people picking up and enlarging on an argument I made when it was first reported that the New York Yankees had banned Kate Smith’s iconic recording of “God Bless America” because...
In yesterday’s evening edition of my newsletter, I featured a particularly astute letter as “Reader Comment of the Day.” Today, because of something that has since made news, I’d like to look at the same letter in a brand new context. In just a matter of hours, it’s become even more timely.

Today's Commentary --- The tables are finally turning, as Mueller report satisfies no one -- Warren calls for cancelling student debt --- Herman Cain removes his name from consideration -- Sarah's response -- Confusion on the border -- Sri Lanka update --- Quotes from our Presidents -- Pelosi outrage -- A Republican alternative to Obamacare -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

Today's Commentary --- The Mueller report: making sense of the crazy aftermath -- The truly important news --- Excellent piece -- Not a very Happy Earth Day for this one-time darling -- Prayers for Sri Lanka -- Washington state takes the prize --- Quotes from our Presidents -- Tweeting about Romney -- April Ryan gets it wrong -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

From John W:

Dear Mr. Huckabee, read your newsletter every day and am a huge fan. I agree with almost all of your opinions except in one subject, and it is the point of my inquiry. Is it possible to be both a conservative and an atheist? I fully support freedom of religious belief for other people as it is written in our Constitution, and I am pro-life, a believer in free markets, I strongly support President Trump, and I believe in strong moral values. I just do not find scientific evidence for a belief in a deity. It makes things confusing at times when I am surrounded by other like minded thinkers as all my conservative friends are religious and all my atheist friends are liberal!


From Laura Ainsworth (staff writer):

I know this letter was directed to the Gov., and he may choose to comment on it himself, but as you pose questions that I find especially interesting, I thought I would answer, because, hey, I just really wanted to.


One thing that is certain: yes, it is possible to be a conservative and not have a belief in God. It might be useful here to differentiate between “atheist” as it is popularly defined (someone who is sure there is no God) and “agnostic” (someone who doesn’t know but who lacks a belief in God). It seems to me that being an atheist requires just as much of a leap of faith as being a...say...Presbyterian. Science has answered a lot of questions and will continue to close gaps in our knowledge, but so much remains unresolved that, to me, atheism assumes too much.


When I think of a conservative, I mostly imagine someone who values the freedoms outlined in our Bill Of Rights and doesn’t want to stray too far from them. Some of the founding fathers were deeply religious, but others were agnostic or struggled with their faith. Some were Deists, believing the world had to be created by something but imagined a force that sort of “wound a clock” and let it go.


The founders’ concept of “natural law” supposedly was given to us by God. Even if you aren’t sure that this literally happened, you can still revere the Constitution every bit as much AS IF IT DID, for the earth-shattering brilliance of it and for the kind of life and promise it brings to our society. Even if you lack a belief in God, you can think of the Constitution itself as a sacred thing, something to be honored and valued and preserved.


I don’t think most non-religious people get this (of course, they haven’t been taught it), which is why a club of non-religious conservatives could probably hold their meetings in a phone booth. My  husband and I used to belong to a skeptics organization, a pro-science group that debunked such things as alien abduction and astrology. As far as we knew, none of them believed in God; in fact, most of them definitely believed there is no God. Almost all of them were very liberal Democrats as well, and, like many on the left, they wrongly stereotyped conservative Republicans as holy rollers. I regret not ever giving a presentation at one of our monthly meetings to set them straight about this, but that was when I was a “closet” conservative. It probably would have been my last skeptics’ meeting, but then, we eventually left the group, anyway, mostly because our meetings got to be like meetings of the DNC and I just couldn’t take it. (This was over ten years ago; imagine how insufferable those meetings would be NOW!)


Since you strive to be a moral person and are pro-life, I’m sure you disagree with the religious teaching that morality comes only from worshiping God. It’s true that that there are reasons to want to be moral other than having the Bible or a church tell you to. But our most basic ideas about what is moral still come from Jewish and Christian teachings. You might not intellectually believe in God, but you ACT as if you DID. (If this is ringing true, I recommend the writings of Dr. Jordan Peterson, such as “12 RULES FOR LIFE: An Antidote to Chaos.” And tell your atheist friends to read him, too, though he is famously un-PC and will make them furious.)


I’d like to add one aside, since you mentioned being pro-life: I find it strange and even nonsensical that people who don’t believe in God are so cold about abortion. If existence is merely random, the odds of our ever being conceived are almost astronomically against us, and if we are aborted, we don’t go “back to God” but back into oblivion. How could we choose to snuff out a new life and send it into nothingness? Whether one believes in God or not, there are strong arguments to be made against abortion. But I only hear them being made on the religious side. I can only conclude that a lot of self-identified intellectuals aren’t nearly as smart or “freethinking” as they think they are.

But, again, the short answer to your question is, yes, you can be conservative without being religious!


Today's Commentary --- The real news this weekend -- Democrats slam Barr for doing his job, ignore Trump's legal vindication --- Mueller report available here -- Immutable laws of life -- Sarah's story -- Laura Ainsworth replies to question on conservatism and religion --- Quotes from our Presidents -- "Huckabee" preview -- Huck PAC supports conservatives -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Today's Commentary --- Democrats slam Barr for doing his job, ignore Trump's legal vindication -- Laura Ainsworth: "'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE 'MUELLER'" --- Mueller report available here -- Pat Reeder: A Final Curtain Call -- Sarah's story -- Screechfest 2019 --- Quotes from American History -- Jobless claims down -- Huck PAC supports conservatives -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

Immutable laws of life

April 19, 2019

Immutable laws of life: Just as people sweat more the higher the mercury rises, so do people flee more the more leftists are in the government. From Venezuela to New York to California and all points in between, the further left the government, the more people are voting with their feet.

Sarah's story

April 19, 2019

I’m sure I’ll be asked about the foaming-at-the-mouth media demands that my daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders resign as White House Press Secretary for allegedly “lying” to reporters.
Today's Commentary --- Standards -- Laura Ainsworth: "'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE 'MUELLER'" --- Notre Dame update -- Pat Reeder: A Final Curtain Call -- Cheering for Bernie -- Spinning --- Quotes from American History -- Candace Owens faces the crowd -- Mike Pence speech controversy -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

"Love your neighbor"

April 18, 2019

If you listen to the mainstream media, you know that Trump supporters – those folks who go around wearing confrontational MAGA caps in public instead of something non-controversial, like Antifa masks – are all anti-immigrant white supremacists who promote violence and commit hate crimes.

ISIS reduced to memes

April 18, 2019

While the cause of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire is still under investigation, officials say that so far, there is no evidence of terrorism or arson.

Notre Dame update

April 18, 2019

Over a billion dollars has already been pledged to help rebuild the Cathedral…
Today's Commentary --- BREAKING NEWS: Dem House committee chairs made secret anti-Trump pact -- THE GOVERNOR REPLIES: Trump, Omar, and the First Amendment --- Pray for a turning point -- ISIS has been reduced to memes -- Cheering for Bernie -- Spinning --- Quotes from American History -- Candace Owens faces the crowd -- Cortez and her four friends -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


April 17, 2019

Since many of you reading this likely watch my show, I suppose I need to warn you that according to some recent news articles, you are watching a show hosted by a hateful bigot.

A brilliant suggestion

April 16, 2019

The brilliance of President Trump’s suggestion that he might bus illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities just becomes more apparent by the minute.

The Assange arrest

April 16, 2019

It seems as if these days, every news story, no matter how serious, has to include an element of WWE-level cartoonishness.

A Salon thing

April 16, 2019

I already wrote about the spectrum of bias in press coverage of the Mueller report. But of course, that’s hardly the only story for which you have to “consider the source” before believing it.

Today's Commentary --- WAITING FOR THE MUELLER REPORT, part 2, plus the Laugh of the Day -- Our sympathies and prayers --- WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE MUELLER REPORT, here's some Journalism 101 -- A brilliant suggestion -- A Salon thing -- Spinning --- Quotes from American History -- Correction -- Cortez and her four friends -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Today's Commentary --- WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE MUELLER REPORT, here's some Journalism 101 -- Tax Day --- Story correction -- "Drama/Propaganda" -- A Salon thing -- A roundup of offensive idiocy --- Quotes from American History -- Democrats in denial -- Sleazy lawyer Michael Avenatti -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

Today's Commentary --- Illegal migrants to "sanctuary cities" -- “Huckabee" preview -- Very interesting article --- "Drama/Propaganda" -- Illegal migrants to "sanctuary cities" -- Hey Pete, why are you hating on Mike? -- Quotes from American History -- Democrats in denial -- Sleazy lawyer Michael Avenatti -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
I find it hilarious to watch President Trump troll his opponents because they never seem to realize how he baited the hook for them, and they chomp down on it every time.

Today's Commentary --- Sleazy lawyer Michael Avenatti -- “Talking Out Of Both Sides of Mouth” Award -- Front Page of the Week --- Tip of the hat to Texas -- Assange arrest sparks debate -- Hey Pete, why are you hating on Mike? -- Quotes from American History -- Democrats in denial -- Attorney Gen. Barr: "I THINK SPYING DID OCCUR." -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Michael Avenatti might not have liked it when I began routinely identifying him as “sleazy lawyer Michael Avanatti,” but it now appears that I may owe an apology…to sleazy lawyers.
Today's Commentary --- Attorney Gen. Barr: "I THINK SPYING DID OCCUR." -- Julian Assange arrested -- Eric Holder lying and denying --- What does Netanyahu win mean for peace? -- Judge them by their priorities -- Hey Pete, why are you hating on Mike? -- Quotes from American History --More documents show why Hillary deserves indictment -- James Comey wrote it all down -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

Google bias

April 10, 2019

Say, you know how every time a conservative commentator or news site (or anti-abortion movie) gets blocked from social media or search results, it’s always the fault of some totally nonpartisan “algorithm”?

Barr appears in Congress

April 10, 2019

Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr appeared in Congress, in what was supposed to be a House Appropriations Committee hearing but predictably devolved into a lot of unfounded conspiracy accusations by Democrats who can’t still can’t wrap their fevered minds around the idea that it didn’t require a Russian conspiracy to convince Americans not to make Hillary Clinton President.
When Attorney General William Barr begins his examination of how the FBI “Trump/Russia” probe got started --- he said on Tuesday in testimony before Congress that he’ll be looking into that --- he’ll have a great jump-start: a deluge of information from others who have been doing groundwork for close to three years.
Today's Commentary --- A treasure trove of evidence: JAMES COMEY WROTE IT ALL DOWN -- Netanyahu on his way to win -- Omar and 9/11 --- Internal Google Doc is revealing -- Judge them by their priorities -- HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE: Devin Nunes ready with 8 criminal referrals -- Quotes from American History --More documents show why Hillary deserves indictment -- Cool your jets Democrats -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

The lies liberals tell

April 10, 2019

Just yesterday, I wrote a piece for this newsletter on how prominent Democrats, bereft of their cherished “Russian collusion” narrative, are now resorting to telling any transparent lie about Trump or Republicans in an attempt to change the subject from their own gullibility.
With the pack of Democratic presidential candidates falling over each other to suck up to Al Sharpton on issues such as slavery reparations, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is rushing to be the first to actually put his announced support into action.