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The Townhall Review is a one-stop-shop for relevant news and intelligent analysis from the leading talk show hosts in the nation: Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Mike Gallagher,  Sebastian Gorka, and Charlie Kirk.

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The Rotten State of Our Elite Universities

Friday, December 8

Townhall Review – December 9, 2023 Hugh Hewitt criticizes the presidents of MIT, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard for their handling of antisemitism on campuses during a House Committee hearing, addressing their non-responsiveness to vile antisemitism on their campuses.  Mike Gallagher criticizes the professors for their reluctance to unequivocally label calling for the genocide of Jews as bullying or harassment, ultimately calling for their resignations. Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Bjorn Lomborg, author of, False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet, about the high costs of achieving net-zero emissions and the necessity of practical solutions. Charlie Kirk talks with Yoram Hazony, author of  “Conservatism: A Rediscovery.”  Hazony discusses the unfolding war in Israel, sharing personal experiences of missile attacks and addressing the absence of the Israeli Air Force during the conflict.  Hugh Hewitt and Len Khodorkovsky, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Mike Pompeo, discusses the October 7th attacks in Israel, highlighting Iran's role and expressing concerns about the international response. 

Challenges on Israel's Horizon | Dennis Prager with Felice Friedson

Thursday, December 7

In this episode, Dennis Prager interviews Felice Friedson from Media Line, discussing Palestinian sentiments towards Hamas. Friedson emphasizes the complexity, noting varied Palestinian views on Hamas, encompassing admiration for achievements and condemnation for atrocities. Prager suggests that a majority of Palestinians prioritize the destruction of Israel over a two-state solution, expressing concern about the lack of Palestinian leadership for future negotiations. 👉Follow Dennis Prager on X 👉Follow The Media Line on X

Israel Is Not Going Back to Status Quo: Charlie Kirk with Yoram Hazony

Wednesday, December 6

In this episode, Charlie Kirk welcomes Yoram Hazony, author of  “Conservatism: A Rediscovery.”  Hazony discusses the unfolding war in Israel, sharing personal experiences of missile attacks and addressing the absence of the Israeli Air Force during the conflict. The conversation touches on the unity within Israel, challenges posed by American policies, and a potential shift among liberal Jews reconsidering their views on immigration and the public Christian character of the United States. 👉Follow Charlie on X 👉Follow Yoram Hazony on X

Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys Are at It Again: Hugh Hewitt with Len Khodorkovsky

Tuesday, December 5

In this episode, Hugh Hewitt is joined by Len Khodorkovsky, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. They discuss the situation in Israel following the October 7th attack by Hamas. Khodorkovsky emphasizes the need for a nuanced understanding of the events and the profound impact on both Jewish and Arab Israelis. He calls for sensitivity, support, and tangible actions to assist Israel in the face of Iranian-sponsored threats. They also touch upon the complexities of U.S. foreign policy, the role of Iran, and the challenges faced by Jewish Americans amid rising anti-Semitism. 👉Follow Hugh on X 👉Follow Len Khodorkovsky on X

The Radical Mind Unveiled | Dennis Prager & David Horowitz

Monday, December 4

In this episode, Dennis Prager interviews David Horowitz, the founding editor of The Times of Israel, about his new book, "The Radical Mind: The Destructive Plans of the Woke Left." Horowitz highlights the crisis of faith in the Constitution, individual freedom, accountability, and equality before the law facing the nation. He also delves into the left's destructive plans, the roots of their ideology, and the potential for violence ahead. 👉Follow Dennis Prager on X 👉Follow David Horowitz on X

Israel’s War: Barbarism vs. Civilization

Friday, December 1

Townhall Review – December 2, 2023 Hugh Hewitt talks with Dr. Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, about how Oakland, CA is providing us a chilling window into antisemitism in our nation today. Sebastian Gorka and media mogul Lord Conrad Black discuss Elon Musk's recent trip to Israel and the message the civilized world ought to have heard about the October 7 massacre by Hamas. Charlie Kirk and Eva Vlaardingerbroek, a vocal conservative activist in the Netherlands, discuss the victory of firebrand populist Geert Wilders in the nation's recent election and how's a good sign for those on the right. Victor Davis Hanson looks at the broader story of what we’re seeing in Europe and how anger is brewing because of how Elites have handled everything from energy to immigration. Hugh Hewitt turns to Havviv Rettig Gur, senior analyst with The Times of Israel, to discuss the pressure that Israel is under to extend the cease-fire and to make clear what will happen to Gaza after Hamas is defeated.

Examining the Future of the Abraham Accords Post-2024 | Sebastian Gorka with Conrad Black

Thursday, November 30

In this episode, Sebastian Gorka and Conrad Black, author of “A President Like No Other,” discuss the October 7th attacks in Israel, dismissing the White House's claim that they were linked to closing a Middle East peace deal. Conrad Black attributes the attack to Hamas' longstanding goal of destroying Israel and criticizes the failure in Israeli intelligence and defense. They also emphasize the importance of the Abraham Accords in promoting peace between moderates and extremists in the Middle East, crediting the success to the leadership of President Trump. 👉Follow Sebastian on X 👉Follow Conrad Black on X

The Silent Majority Speaks: Populist Surge in Dutch Politics | Charlie Kirk with Eva Vlaardingerbroek

Wednesday, November 29

In this episode, Charlie Kirk and Eva Vlaardingerbroek discuss the surprising victory of nationalist populist Thierry Baudet in the Netherlands. The election outcome, marked by anti-immigration sentiments, shocks the nation and reveals a shift in Dutch political landscape. Eva highlights immigration as a key factor, emphasizing Baudet's anti-immigration stance and connection with Dutch farmers, while also noting a broader awakening to the failures of integration and concerns about safety.  👉Follow Charlie on X 👉Follow Eva on X

Biden's Crucial Role in the Ongoing Israel-Hamas War| Hugh Hewitt with Michael Oren

Tuesday, November 28

In this episode, Hugh Hewitt turns to Dr. Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Oren emphasizes the existential threat Israel faces, the importance of moral clarity from leaders like Joe Biden, and the need to continue the fight against terrorism.  👉Follow Hugh on X 👉Follow Michael Oren on X

Beyond the 97%: Unpacking Climate Change Skepticism | Dennis Prager &Judith Curry

Monday, November 27

In this episode, Dennis Prager interviews Judith Curry about her new book, "Climate Uncertainty and Risk," challenging the consensus on human-induced climate change. They discuss the controversy around the 97% consensus claim, the lack of clear evidence for an existential threat from warming, and the risks associated with the transition to wind and solar energy.  👉Follow Dennis Prager on X 👉Follow Judith Curry on X

Lincoln on Thanksgiving: “Gracious Gifts of the Most High God”

Thursday, November 23

Townhall Review – November 25, 2023 Dennis Prager on the meaning of Thanksgiving and the words of our first president, George Washington, and President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation during the Civil War that created the holiday. Dennis Prager talks to Alex Epstein about his book, “Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas – Not Less.”

Understanding the Islamofascist Moment: Julie Hartman with Brandon Weichert

Wednesday, November 22

Julie Hartman talks with Brandon Weichert, geopolitical analyst, and author of The Shadow War: Iran's Quest for Supremacy. They discuss the perverse moral sickness that has been unmasked in the wake of the October 7 massacre in Israel, as made evident in the Harvard petition; the pro-Palestine marches; and Jews being harassed and killed on American streets.  🎙️Subscribe to Timeless with Julie Hartman 👉Follow Julie on X 👉Follow Brandon on X

A Country Without Border Security Has No National Security | Joe Piscopo with Tom Homan

Tuesday, November 21

Joe Piscopo welcomes Tom Holman, a former acting director of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Holman discusses the need for a humane yet impactful approach to address the historic immigration crisis, emphasizing the importance of enforcing immigration laws and securing the border. 👉Follow Joe Piscopo on X 👉Follow Tom Homan on X

A Massive March on Behalf of Israel

Friday, November 17

Nearly 300,000 people gathered from all over the country in Washington D.C. for the March for Israel. They assembled in solidarity with the Israelis in remembrance of the October 7 attack. The march featured many speakers including Rachel Goldberg. Her son, Hersh, was taken hostage by Hamas. She’s been a leader in the frantic efforts to bring him—and all the other hostages—home. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Yoni Tidi, formerly of the IDF, about his unwavering support for Israel.  Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin about the future of AI within the U.S. military and Chairman Xi Jinping's visit to San Francisco. Victor Davis Hanson explains why former President Barack Obama is responsible for the current Middle East debacle. Dennis Prager and Dan Senor, co-author with Saul Singer of "The Genius of Israel: The Surprising Resilience of a Divided Nation in a Turbulent World," discuss why anti-Semites in the United States are no longer hiding and why Israel, despite everything, remains a happy nation.  

How Can Conservatives Win Back Young Women? | Charlie Kirk with Isabel Brown

Wednesday, November 15

In this episode, Charlie Kirk and Isabel Brown advocate for a shift in conservative messaging to appeal to young women, emphasizing the need for empathy and emotional connections. They discuss the growing trend among young women to reject hormonal birth control, presenting an opportunity for conservatives to engage and influence this demographic. 👉Follow Charlie on X 👉Follow Isabel on X

Defeating Cultural Marxism | Dennis Prager with Senator Ted Cruz

Wednesday, November 15

In this episode, Dennis Prager invites Senator Ted Cruz to talk about his new book, Unwoke: How to Defeat Cultural Marxism in America,  which examines the radical left's influence on major institutions. Cruz highlights the interconnected nature of these institutions and outlines a practical battle plan for their reclamation, underscoring the urgency of the situation.  👉Follow Dennis Prager on X 👉Follow Ted Cruz on X

Uncovering Truths in Hunter Biden Testimony | Bob Frantz with Rep Jim Jordan

Tuesday, November 14

In this episode, Bob Frantz is joined by Rep. Jim Jordan, Chairman of the Congressional Judiciary Committee, about his recent meeting with David Weiss on the Hunter Biden investigation. Jordan highlights that Weiss confirmed whistleblower claims, exposed delays in the investigation, and contradicted the Justice Department's timeline. Jordan discusses potential impeachment, upcoming interviews with key figures, and uncertainties surrounding Hunter Biden's response to a subpoena. 👉Follow Bob on X 👉Follow Rep. Jim Jordan on X

Israel at War; Antisemitism Soars; Biden Fights … Islamophobia?

Friday, November 10

Townhall Review – November 11, 2023  Bob Frantz talks with Ohio Congressman Max Miller about the 234-188 vote he helped pass to censure Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for her anti-Semitic rhetoric. Todd Starnes turns to author Andrew Klavan to talk about the real reason people hate Jews. Morgan Ortagus, in for Hugh Hewitt, talks with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the Biden administration's push for a "pause" on the Israel war against Hamas.  Seth Leibsohn turns to Andrew McCarthy, with National Review, to discuss the Biden administration's disregard for the spike in antisemitism, and blatant Jew-hatred. Instead, President Biden decides to start up a new initiative, the National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia. Sebastian Gorka talks with Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Trump, about how the "unwinding" we're seeing in the Middle East and the broader Muslim world was all set in motion by President Obama. Bob Frantz laments the passing of "Issue #1" in Ohio, the legalization of abortion up until birth, full stop. 57 percent of voters in Ohio sided with the measure. Frantz describes how this passage is systemic of America's love for abortion and will henceforth be used to win election after election for democrats. 

Exposing the True Intentions of Pro-Hamas Demonstrations | Dennis Prager with Ami Horowitz

Wednesday, November 8

In this episode, Dennis Prager talks to video journalist Ami Horowitz about Ami's experience at Columbia University where he attended a large pro-Palestinian rally. They explore the distinction between the rally's support for the Palestinians and the anti-Israel sentiment, highlighting the fact that many students know what they are supporting, refuting the idea that they are simply ignorant. 👉Follow Dennis on Twitter 👉Follow Ami Horowitz on Twitter