If we could all climb into our time machines and visit any day in the months leading up to Robert Mueller’s appointment, we’d find the same thing on every news channel: absolutely everyone with a “D” after his or her name going on about the need for a special counsel to investigate “Russia Russia Russia,” with a laser-beam focus on finding ties with the Trump campaign.
Today's Commentary: Republicans finally saying yes to a special counsel -- Three cheers for the Attorney General -- More mental asylums -- Holding someone accountable -- Kudos to Meghan McCain -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Today's Commentary: Presidential pardon issued -- "Huckabee" preview -- Dreamers praise Trump -- A corporate Huck's Hero -- Experts misunderstand Trump again -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
Friday, President Trump issued a presidential pardon to former Navy submarine machinist Kristian Saucier for taking photos of classified areas in his sub.
Today's Commentary: Joy Behar apologizes -- "Huckabee" preview -- Tragic news -- Back to work again -- "It's time to give socialism a try." -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Joy Behar apologizes

March 10, 2018

Good for Joy Behar of “The View” for calling Vice President Mike Pence to apologize for her offensive comments about his Christian faith (she said that people who think Jesus is talking to them have a “mental illness.”)
I keep offering this message in the spirit of honest good will: If anti-gun politicians ever hope to accomplish anything, they need to learn something about the subject they’re trying to regulate...
Today's Commentary: The NEW YORKER puts its slant on Steele dossier -- Latest Parkland shooting doesn't restore my faith in FBI -- Hard to take anti-gun politicians seriously -- Baltimore Mayor's bias on display -- What if we left it up to Cleaver? -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Today's Commentary: Unhinged Sam Nunberg is "Howard Beale For A Day"-- Not exactly the Wild West-- Sometimes data explains a lot -- End this parents -- Time-killer -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
In the 1976 movie NETWORK, TV personality Howard Beale has an on-air meltdown, ranting on camera to an audience of millions about the dissolution of society and telling everyone to get up, go to their windows and yell, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more!”
Hillary may have lost the election (thank God), but she can hardly say she didn’t get her money’s worth for the $10 million her designated law firm paid to Fusion GPS for that fictional Russian “dossier.”

Today's Commentary: FBI kept another Clinton tie secret -- Oscar ratings-- Mistaken identity -- California Democrats boo Feinstein -- The Oscars -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

A movie worth seeing

March 6, 2018

The ratings for the Oscarcast are in. The bad news for Hollywood is that it set an all-time record low for viewership.

New gun laws

March 5, 2018

Saturday, the Florida Senate voted to ban AR-15 rifles. Then after realizing it had actually passed, they reconsidered and revoked it 15 minutes later.
For conservative college students who are worried about being railroaded, attacked or silenced if they dare express a non-PC thought, someone now has your back.
I hate to bring up last week’s controversy again, about me resigning from the CMA Foundation after a music executive who is intolerant of Christians and conservatives accused me of intolerance. But this is very important and needs to be said.

The Oscars

March 5, 2018

Like most Americans, I didn’t see the Oscars last night (or most of the nominated movies, although I did love “Darkest Hour.”) I just repainted my bathroom and had to watch the paint dry.

Today's Commentary: Pelosi attacks ICE-- YouTube admits mistakes-- A big surprise-- Supreme Court to rule on political Fashion Police -- History lesson -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
The stock market dropped 400 points Thursday after President Trump announced plans to place a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum.

Pelosi attacks ICE

March 4, 2018

Nancy Pelosi once again proved that she perfectly represents San Francisco by blasting ICE for “indiscriminately” arresting “scores of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants” in their recent raids to enforce deportations of criminal illegal aliens.

Today's Commentary: Hate wins -- "Huckabee" Preview-- A tariff primer -- Guns save lives -- History lesson -- The View-- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
In an age when Van Jones on CNN can make comparisons of the NRA to the KKK and not be called on it, it was good to see former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shock the women on “The View” by saying that she supports the Second Amendment because privately-owned guns saved her and her family from racists.
YouTube admitted that it might have made some mistakes in demonetizing, restricting or removing many conservative-leaning videos and accounts for “harmful and dangerous content.”
Not surprisingly, the NRA was pretty quick to respond to President Trump’s “confiscate guns first, due process later” comments.
The uber-liberal entertainment industry is demanding that President Trump do something to help stop school shootings. Well, they should be careful what they wish for because they’re about to get it.
Today’s Must-Read: A Hillary Clinton campaign staffer attended the conservative convention CPAC, expecting to encounter angry, bitter, violent, close-minded “deplorables” and fearing she might not get out alive.

Hate wins

March 2, 2018

Until recently, the arts was the one place America could set aside political, geographical, racial, religious, and economic barriers and come together. If the arts community becomes part of the polarization instead of bridging communities and people over the power of civil norms as reflected in the arts, then we as a civilization may not be long for this earth.
If you were amazed that a handful of traumatized Florida high school students were able to organize the most effective anti-gun movement in decades, all in a matter of days, where previous efforts by adults have failed, here’s what the media didn’t tell you: it wasn’t magic.
Authorities have arrested Daniel Frisiello of Beverly, Massachusetts, on suspicion of sending threatening letters containing a scary but harmless white powder to five people, including Donald Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa.
The “Russia” investigation goes on and on, with no evidence of collusion by the Trump team but nevertheless with no end in sight. At this point, people who are trying to do their jobs in the White House and in Congress, from the President on down, are understandably impatient.

Today's Commentary: Reacting to tragedy -- Supreme Court to rule on political Fashion Police-- Ban sitting duck zones -- A Monster --Media mess -- The View-- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
Should the Fashion Police have the power to control what voters wear to polling places? That’s what the Supreme Court will determine after hearing arguments Wednesday in the case of Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Joe Mansky, which challenges a state law against wearing “politically-charged” clothing or accessories to the polls.

Reacting to tragedy

March 1, 2018

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida and news that the shooter bought one of his rifles from Dick’s Sporting Goods, the CEO announced that the chain would no longer carry AR-15 rifles.
Getting that first job used to be a rite of passage for every teenager. But far fewer teens have been working recently, and not always by choice. George Mason University just released a study of why so few 16-and-17-year-olds have joined the work force since 2000.
Today's Commentary: If you read the President's full quote you would get a different story -- Trade school-- Teen unemployment plummets after higher minimum wage -- AK-15 -- Coward of the county -- Happy Purim -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
President Trump is taking a tsunami of mockery from Democrats, Twitter trolls and late night comics for criticizing the do-nothing Broward County deputies by saying that he would have run into that school to help stop the shooter, even if he hadn’t been armed. But that apparently wasn’t just braggadocio: Someone looked into the New York Daily News archives and found a story from 1991 about how Trump saw a mugger beating someone with a baseball bat.

Chicago's example

February 28, 2018

The Democratic Illinois legislature is likely to pass more gun control laws today, under emotional pressure from Chicago police.
Today's Commentary: Broward county, Florida: another swamp that needs draining -- The scary parts of guns-- Today’s Huck’s Criminal Mastermind -- War vet teacher suspended -- CNN's 19th century analyst -- Chicago's example -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
After a cold-blooded shooting at a school in Broward County, Florida, left 17 dead on Valentine’s Day, the collective shock we felt was so great that we could hardly absorb all the related stories that tumbled out afterwards: that for years, the shooter had set off every alarm bell imaginable and still had not been stopped...


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Today's Commentary: Monica Lewinsky, 20 years later -- A question for liberal Governors -- Steve Scalise talks about gun control -- Trump cuts costs -- "Woke Forest" -- "It's the economy stupid." -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries


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It’s been 20 years since Bill Clinton ensnared himself in a legal and moral mess dubbed “the Monica Lewinsky scandal.” I always thought it should have been called “the Bill Clinton scandal,” but the Clintons had so many scandals –- about five a week, it seemed –- that we needed names to differentiate them all. For that reason, this particular scandal will always carry the name of the woman who, as a naive 22-year-old White House intern, had the misfortune of getting involved with Bill.

Lewinsky has written a thoughtful piece for VANITY FAIR that reflects her many years of self-examination and healing from the trauma she experienced. Though I might normally choose not to comment now on the choices she made 20 years ago, the fact that she has gone public with her feelings and writes so intelligently about them makes me feel that I can.


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A question for liberal Governors

By Mike Huckabee

Monday, during a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee confronted President Trump about his strong opposition to Trump's suggestion that teachers be allowed to take training and carry concealed weapons to deter would-be school attackers. Gov. Inslee said, “Educators should educate, and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first-grade classes.”

For the record, nobody is suggesting that all teachers be forced to “pack heat.” The suggestion is that teachers who qualify and volunteer for regular safety training be allowed to carry weapons. Potential attackers don’t have to think that every potential victim is armed for it to deter them; they just have to know that some are and not know which ones.

I also have another question for any liberal governors who are appalled at the idea of armed guards in schools and think having good guys with guns around would make our children less safe:

How many armed guards do you think were protecting that meeting of Governors with the President at the White House, to make sure the liberals could safely denounce armed guards without fear of being attacked?


Steve Scalise talks about gun control

By Mike Huckabee

If anyone were going to jump on the gun control bandwagon, you’d think it might be Rep. Steve Scalise, who fought for his life after being shot by a deranged leftist who was trying to kill all the Republicans at a Congressional baseball game practice. But Scalise is now back at work, and he’s strongly defending the Second Amendment.

Pointing to the many failures of government at all levels in Florida, Scalise said, “Let’s focus more on addressing these problems in mental health that we’ve started to deal with in Congress. Let’s close loopholes, let’s figure out what went wrong with government before people start talking about taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens.”

He went on to note that the reason he and his colleagues are alive today is that there happened to be armed officers on the scene (“good guys with guns”) who responded immediately. Having armed officers who actually respond immediately instead of waiting around for five minutes might also be a good starting point if we really want to prevent future shootings.


Trump cuts costs

By Mike Huckabee

President Trump has struck a deal with Boeing to build new Air Force One planes after complaining about the cost and squeezing them into taking $3.9 billion, which is $1.4 billion less than the initial estimate. That really should be the lead news item all over the media: a Washington politician haggling with a supplier to lower costs is a much more unusual news story than “Man Bites Dog” (especially right after all the South Korean Olympic coverage.)

If Trump can get Boeing to agree to cut their asking price by $1.4 billion, I’m going to ask him to go with me the next time I buy a car.


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"Woke Forest"

By Mike Huckabee

Wake Forest University is going so full “social justice warrior” left that they allow blatantly racist attacks on white conservative students that they would come down on like a bag of anvils if they targeted any other group. Maybe they should change their name to “Woke Forest.”



Ohio group targets transgender clinic

By Mike Huckabee

A group of concerned adults in Cincinnati is protesting a local clinic that they say is experimenting on minors by giving them powerful drugs with major physical side effects, drugs that are unapproved for the purpose the clinic is using them for and that have no longterm studies on the health and well-being of children exposed to them.

Oh wait: you say the clinic is giving those powerful, unapproved, unstudied drugs to transgender children to delay them entering puberty?

Well, in that case, go right on experimenting on children!...



Additional Commentaries

Florida bombshell: Armed deputy cowered outside school during shooting

Memo to Jeff Sessions

Canada revives "death panels"

The scandal runs as deep as in 1972 (UPDATED)

Mueller ups pressure on Manafort and Gates to cut a deal

ICE needs to keep it up, not pull back

My tribute to Billy Graham

Media narrative on "Russia" indictment is wrong

Is America the only place?

CIA argues it shouldn't have to comply

Sharyl Attkisson and the real story of fake news

Transgender bathroom ruling

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It’s been 20 years since Bill Clinton ensnared himself in a legal and moral mess dubbed “the Monica Lewinsky scandal.” I always thought it should have been called “the Bill Clinton scandal,” but the Clintons had so many scandals –- about five a week, it seemed –- that we needed names to differentiate them all.
As America continued to debate the tragic school shooting in Parkland, FL, news broke that America’s Pastor, Dr. Billy Graham had died at his home in Charlotte at the age of 99, just a few months shy of his 100th birthday.
Perhaps Dana Loesch finally got her fill of hateful, lewd, agenda-driven accusations at the CNN “town hall,” because she has shown in the hours since that she can wield words just as effectively as she can draw-aim-fire. And it’s about time somebody put it this way.
Today's Commentary: America's Pastor Passes - My Show Monologue -- 45 times -- Dana Loesch takes aim and fires with words -- The Mayor of Oakland comes very close -- Apparently Feinstein isn't far-out enough -- "It's the economy stupid." -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
Today's Commentary: This is what Sharia law looks like -- "Huckabee" preview -- These sheriff's deputies are covered in shame -- This is CNN -- Christian college scores major religious liberty win -- Nanette Fabray RIP -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Today's Commentary: ICE needs to keep it up, not pull back -- "Huckabee" preview -- These sheriff's deputies are covered in shame -- This is CNN -- This is CNN Part II -- Today's Huck's Hero -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
Ever since we first heard about the tragic mass shooting at a South Florida school, seemingly each new day has brought sickening new revelations of all the many ways in which it could have been prevented, but authorities failed to act.
We saw during the Obama years how even orders of Catholic nuns were bullied by the feds to try to force them to pay for contraceptives and abortion drugs. Now, Canada’s liberal government is showing us a new form of government overreach that may revive the much scoffed-at term, “death panels.”
As if CNN hadn’t already shattered its journalistic reputation with its non-stop anti-Trump advocacy over the past year, the network now seems determined to pound the shards of its integrity into a fine paste with its naked anti-NRA advocacy in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida.
Today's Commentary: The scandal runs as deep as 1972 -- Trained teachers -- Red flags in Florida -- Fascinating read -- Priorities USA spending -- Joy Reid at MSNBC unwittingly colludes with Russians? -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
California is getting a hard lesson in the Constitution’s supremacy clause, which states that when state laws and state constitutions conflict with the federal laws and Constitution, federal law prevails.
It’s been known for some time that the team assembled by special counsel Robert Mueller to look into collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign (and “related matters”) leaned Democrat. But it’s worse than we thought.

Today's Commentary: My tribute to Billy Graham -- Columbine survivor introduces legislation -- What "blue wave" leadership looks like -- Tax info -- Couldn't Mueller find ONE Republican? -- Memo to Jeff Sessions -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Memo to Jeff Sessions

February 22, 2018

President Trump has signed a memo instructing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations banning bump stock devices that convert legal semi-automatic rifles into fast-firing automatic rifles.

Today's Commentary: For "Russia," it's the right judge at at the right time -- Mueller strays into LinkedIn territory -- Teachers flock to concealed carry permit class -- Go see the new Eastwood film -- Michael Moore attended Russian troll rally against Trump -- Doing this won't help -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Today's Commentary: Media narrative on "Russia" indictment is wrong -- Media fake news -- Teacher of the year responds -- The Israeli Chuck Norris -- White House aide Hogan Gidley riles media -- Father pretends to be 11 year old daughter -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Stop passing useless laws

February 20, 2018

To those who recoil at the idea of teachers with concealed carry permits or armed guards in schools, and who think future mass shootings can be stopped if we just add a few more laws to the books, I’d say this:
Former Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson said Sunday on “ABC This Week” that the FBI has a lot on its plate and that there “is a role for the public to play” in preventing violence like the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida last week.
There’s something wrong with the hysterical reporting that has resulted from Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals and entities for “meddling” (there’s that word again) in our 2016 election.

Today's Commentary: Cooked gun statistics --Is America the only place? -- The Senate tries and fails -- FBI rank and file react -- #1 item purchased with EBT cards -- 2,000 bad apples at IRS -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Today's Commentary: Mueller indicts Russian nationals --DOJ connection to Fusion GPS -- FBI protocols not followed -- Silver platter clues -- Abortionists claim... -- Real problems point to the leftwing -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Cooked gun statistics

February 17, 2018

There’s an old saying attributed to Mark Twain or Benjamin Disraeli, that there are three kinds of lies: “Lies, damned lies and statistics.” One damnably dishonest statistic that’s being quoted far and wide in the media in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida is a claim by the pro-gun control group “Everytown for Gun Safety” that there have been 291 school shootings in America since 2013.
America’s spy agencies have long been a source of inspiration to comedy writers, with their penchant for impenetrable doubletalk (“Get Smart,” “Dr. Strangelove,” Col. Flagg on “MASH”). But I pity the poor comedy writers struggling to come up with anything wackier than what’s actually being floated in federal court by the CIA.

Is America the only place?

February 16, 2018

A cliché has arisen among those who are trying to politicize tragic school shootings like the one this week in Florida by blaming guns, Republicans, the NRA or the Second Amendment, that America is the “only place where this happens.”
Maybe Banks’ real problem wasn’t that he smoked pot once four years ago. Maybe it was that he was honest and admitted it. From what I’ve seen of Washington, violating drug laws is no big deal, but being that honest is a career-killer.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia has joined with the so-far-left-it’s-floating-out-in-the-Bay 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco in ruling President Trump’s ban on entry to the US from eight countries unconstitutional.

Today's Commentary: Trump offers unique Food Stamp proposal --Sharyl Attkisson and the real story of "fake news" -- Rob Porter security clearance update -- Residents fleeing blue states -- Adam Schiff admits the truth -- Attorneys General come together -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
Trump Derangement Syndrome has become such a pervasive malady that it may be time to add it to the DSN (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

Olympic gold medalist Shaun White acquitted himself pretty well after allowing the American flag to drag behind him on the snow as he walked from the medal ceremony.

Wow, we didn’t want to see that. At the same time, it’s certainly understandable that with the thrill of the win and the need to juggle heavy gloves and more –- he didn’t win the gold for juggling, after all –- he might have accidentally let the flag slip from his grasp and drag on the snow without realizing it. Still, it would have been nice for him to remember at his moment of glory that he had just won for the USA and to take pride in holding that flag as high as he could. Some took to Twitter to ream him out six ways from Sunday for disrespecting the flag, but others sympathized. And his apology did seem genuine.

“I remember being handed the flag,” he said, “but I was trying to put on my gloves and hold the flag and get the board. Honestly, if there was anything, I definitely didn’t mean any disrespect." He added, “The flag that’s flying on my house right now is way up there.”

I’ll bet somebody went over there right away to check.

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I’d like to think that this isn’t one more example of Americans taking for granted the freedoms symbolized by the Stars & Stripes. We’ve seen way too much disrespect, and it's getting worse in some corners of our land. But in this case, it doesn’t really seem to be that. I hope Shaun --- and every one of us --- realizes that if he’d been part of the North Korean team and had disrespected his nation’s flag on the world stage like that, he would have been summarily stood up against a wall and shot. His family, too. After brutal torture. Yay, USA!


The White House press secretary (full disclosure: I know her pretty well) explained the discrepancy between claims that the FBI informed the White House of allegations of domestic abuse against former aide Rob Porter earlier than reported and the White House’s claim that they accepted his resignation just 24 hours after learning about them.
Today's Commentary: Transgender bathroom ruling --More infrastructure please -- Democrat wins Florida House seat -- Let's get real about national security threats -- Reality at odds with liberal narrative -- Attorneys General come together -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Transgender bathroom ruling

February 14, 2018

The Trump Department of Education announced that it will no longer investigate complaints made by transgender students who are upset at being barred from school bathrooms and locker rooms of the sex they identify with.

Today's Commentary: NMedia bias on display at the Olympics --Journalistic malpractice deepens -- Media going gaga -- Heading to Israel -- Feel-good story -- RIP Vic Damone -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

Today's Commentary: The Obamas' official portraits are...interesting --Vile opinions of Life -- Susan Rice's memo -- Liberal haters: No sense of decency -- Marty Allen passes -- Democrat fan-boys for the wrong flag -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

The Democrat Memo

February 12, 2018

President Trump had said he was inclined to okay the release of a response from the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to a memo outlining FBI abuse of FISA warrants to spy on his campaign, but after seeing it, he decided against it.
In case you hadn’t heard, the Winter Olympics in South Korea are now underway (they started on Friday, but so far, TV ratings are way down from four years ago).
Today's Commentary: NYT story makes great point about Russian-sourced dirt -- Bears Ears update -- Remembering James Foley -- Turning the Tide -- Blue wave? -- New Eastwood film -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
What do you think of the official portraits of former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama that have just been unveiled? If you haven’t seen them yet, take a little time to check them out and think about them, and then we’ll talk.
Here’s some “change” that will help give “hope” of survival to American businesses and to due process rights. The Trump Justice Department just put new limits on so-called “guidance documents” issued by federal agencies.

Trump is a dictator?

February 11, 2018

“If It Weren’t For Double Standards…” Dept: At this link is a round-up of quotes from top Democrats who are now blasting President Trump as a wannabe Hitler/Stalin/Kim Jong Un for proposing a military parade.
At last, Nancy Pelosi has a reason to chant, “We’re Number One!” The number one place in America for “out-migration,” with the biggest negative gap between people moving in and moving out, is her congressional district, the San Francisco Bay area. One driving factor for the mass exodus is stratospheric housing costs due to all the Silicon Valley tech money.
When the New York Times published its expose on “American spies” handing over a cash down payment of $100,000 for stolen NSA cyberweapons (otherwise known as “hacking tools”), along with a promise of dirt on President Trump that the spies claimed not to want, its look into the shadowy world of international espionage provided a look –- perhaps inadvertent –- into the shady and questionable nature of information given to the FBI by Christopher Steele.