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Michael Medved

Michael Medved

‘Peaceful protest’ is a contradiction in terms

There’s nothing quiet or tranquil about what’s going on today. The current demonstrations emphasize no positive goals or programs of reform, amounting only to angry expressions of unfocused rage.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

Misguided payouts based on ancestry, not actions

To the greatest extent possible, your progress in life should reflect your own efforts, and not your family’s past.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

A thrilling film that enriches our culture

"Greyhound," starring Tom Hanks, is that sort of old-fashioned thriller, notably enriched by state-of-the art special effects and riveting action sequences showing World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

New faces on our money?

A full page in The New York Times proposed new faces for our coins and bills -- emphasizing diversity and artistic achievement, not political leadership.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

Portraying police as an invading enemy

The poisonous notion that police are the implacable foe of all people of color, worthy of scorn and resistance, and unworthy of decent equipment, could cost innocent lives among officers of the law as well as civilians.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

Medved: You can’t win an audience by insulting its values

The entertainment industry regularly ignores a common sense lesson: You can’t connect with a mass audience by insulting a figure they revere.  
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

Medved: Let’s debate virtues, not vices

The New York Times seizes every opportunity to impute racist motives to Donald Trump, even when reacting to positive announcements that shouldn’t be controversial.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

Unmasking ‘shy Trump voters’

Many respondents must be fibbing - telling pollsters what they think they want to hear about Trump, Michael Medved writes.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

The left’s fanatical substitute for faith

Michael Medved argues that so-called “social justice activism” has become a substitute religion for secular progressives.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

What will history say?

If our health suffers, the economy suffers with it, but if the pandemic comes under control, business can begin to recover.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

God’s playlist

During this period of home isolation, I’ve looked more deeply into messages in the traditional prayers I recite every morning. For instance, a key passage in ancient Jewish liturgy is Yishtabach—or the “God Be Praised” prayer.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

Re-engaging the educated

While Republican strategists concentrate on mobilizing the white, working class voters that gave President Trump his crucial swing state victories last time, they face a real danger of mass defection from the best-educated segment of the electorate.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

Joe Biden’s the right target – not Barack Obama

Everyone expects President Trump to use his record-breaking campaign war chest to launch vigorous attacks on his November opponent, Joe Biden, but the President’s recent verbal assaults on Barack Obama do nothing to enhance his re-election prospects.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

An intimate view of a great American

Based on 30 hours of intimate interviews, the new PBS documentary "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words" allows the Supreme Court Justice to tell his remarkable story.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

The pandemic unequal impact: not just a matter of race

We must resist the temptation to explain some of these grim coronavirus numbers by automatically blaming discrimination and racism.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

Making sense of a localized crisis

All Americans must care about New York’s coronavirus losses, but the restrictions applied to citizens in much less afflicted regions don’t need to follow the New York model forever.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

Tiger King’s unsavory portrait and typical blindspot

The Netflix series "Tiger King" drew 35 million viewers in its first 10 days, but displays the typical Hollywood blindspot to the enduring force of faith.
1 year ago
Michael Medved

A necessary message from a past pandemic

Imagine a pandemic ten times more deadly and devastating than COVID-19, while the President of the United States never once makes a public statement.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

Walking for life and health

Many of us who shelter at home find the best chance for exercise and escape through long walks in our own neighborhoods.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

A dog named ‘Fauci’

His brilliance and tireless efforts have indeed made Dr. Fauci a folk-hero, but he’s hardly alone among indispensable public servants at this time of crisis.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

After the pandemic, less dinner party prejudice?

Perhaps, when “social distancing” is just a sad memory, we’ll be so grateful for the return of normal mealtime interchanges.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

Be frank on what to expect

Michael Medved argues that officials should be more frank with the public on what to expect of coronavirus.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

Passover in a pandemic

In place of Seder tables packed with family and friends, most of us will dine alone—sitting down only with those who share the same domicile.
1 year ago
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Michael Medved

Are presidential nominations for ‘preppies’ only?

11 of the 12 candidates nominated for president this century graduated from exclusive prep schools, not public high schools.
2 years ago
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