The mainstream media in general and the commentariat in particular are obsessed with Donald Trump! But don't take my word for it. Here's Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: In America today, it’s all Trump, all the time. We’re collectively addicted to him. The nonstop scandals and outrages suck us in; they amount to Trump
Joel Kotkin, who has long described himself as a "social democrat," writes in the Orange County Register on Sunday about a "blue gloom" creeping into California. That doesn't mean Republicans have a prayer in the Golden State this year. But it suggests, maybe, change is possible as the progressive junta in Sacramento indulges in its
Louis Marinelli, the chairman of the Yes California campaign to establish California as its own independent (people's) republic, responds in the Sacramento Bee to my recent column thumbing my nose at the whole dopey scheme. Here's the crux, I think: Look, the United States claims to be the freest country in the world. We ought to
Ha! Just kidding (again)! Here's hoping the architect of a genocidal ideology is still roasting on a spit in a very hot place! Meantime, read Paul Kengor at the Wall Street Journal and get straight with how much of monster Marx really was. Addendum: Read James Bovard at USA Today, while you're at it.
New Department of Commerce data show the Golden State has overtaken the United Kingdom as the fifth-largest economy in the world. We may be dysfunctional as hell, but we're plenty rich.
Sean Davis at The Federalist reports: Dick’s Sporting Goods, which announced in February it would no longer sell rifles to anyone under the age of 21, hired three Beltway lobbyists to lobby Congress for gun control . . . Dick's, apparently, is going whole Hogg on guns. Last month, the Huffington Post noted the chain
I wrote about America's loneliness epidemic for the Sacramento Bee in March. In brief: loneliness kills. Health insurer Cigna today released a new study of more than 20,000 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older that provides additional data on the scope of the problem. Among the findings: Nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always
Ha! Just kidding! Communism is a genocidal ideology that belongs on "the ash heap of history"! (And please don't be fooled: all of those rallies aren't merely for "better protections" and "more rights" for workers.)
Famously "liberal" and "tolerant" San Francisco is just about fed up with the armies of homeless stinking up the place and driving away the tourists: "The trash, our homeless, the needles, the drug abuse on our streets, I've seen it all in our city and it's gotten to the point where we need to really
The Sacramento Bee reports: "Immigrants residing in California illegally would be able to serve on all state and local boards and commissions under a proposal introduced in the state Senate on Monday." Because there just aren't enough citizens to serve, I guess. Jobs Californians won't do? Yeah . . . that must be it.