The San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday has a long feature on what the city's homelessness epidemic is doing to a particular residential block just south of Market Street. The headline sums up the situation nicely: "Poop. Needles. Rats. Homeless camp pushes SF neighborhood to the edge." From the story: Some of the city’s biggest names
The Wall Street Journal on Friday has a commentary by Pat Michaels and Ryan Maue of the Cato Institute that asks how well some global warming predictions have held up after 30 years. The answer: Not especially well. Michaels and Maue focus on the work of James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who testified "with a
See that Time magazine cover? It's brilliant. It illustrates in stark terms the liberal/elite narrative about the current crisis on the border: President Trump is taking babies away from their mothers, who are only trying to make a better life for themselves and their children. Or, as the Daily Kos put it: "Donald Trump is
You'll find lots of aggressive vagrants, discarded needles, and a few dead bodies there. Check out the story at ZeroHedge and be horrified.
A friend of American Greatness writes: D.C. bureaucrats used to have "The Al Kamen Rule" for email. He was a WaPo columnist who ran leaks, rumors, and scuttlebutt. The rule was, never send an email if you didn’t want to see it in Al Kamen’s column the next day. Now, consider the five agents who
In response to a "climate emergency," of course. The Daily Caller reports: The California city that was home to 1960s radicals and known for excessively liberal politics declared a “climate emergency” on Tuesday evening, backing policies to “humanely stabilize” the human population. The Berkeley City Council unanimously voted to mobilize other California governments “to initiate
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper's proposal to split California into three states qualified for the November ballot . . . which is nice, I guess? It's not as ridiculous as Calexit, anyway. Draper's Three Californias scheme comes on the heels of his ill-fated Six Californias scheme, but both proposals are about as likely to
Now it’s a proper race. Republican John Cox finished second in Tuesday’s top-two gubernatorial primary. He’ll face Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in November’s general election to see who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown. The odds of a Cox victory are long—but then again, Hillary Clinton was a mortal lock to win the presidency,
They're just trolling us now, right? From the Sacramento Bee: The California state budget could extend a tax break to low-income families of undocumented immigrants. Assembly Democrats want Gov. Jerry Brown to expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit in such a way that people who do not have Social Security numbers can apply for it.
Michael Shellenberger, a heterodox Democrat who is running for California governor on a platform that includes building new nuclear power plants, has a fascinating and provocative essay at Forbes on why the Golden State isn't as "progressive" as its boosters believe. Comparing California's progressive elite to the residents of the science-fiction film "Elysium," Shellenberger writes: [T]here