Understanding the California Mind

Nancy Pelosi gave a marathon speech on illegal immigration the other day. But how would she know much about the realities of open borders, given her palatial retreat in Northern California and multi-millionaire lifestyle that allows wealthy progressives like herself to be exempt from the consequences of her own hectoring? In the end,

By | 2018-02-19T00:10:02+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

Mitt Romney’s Two Paths

Something happened in U.S. politics last week that shocked no one. No, I’m not talking about liberals blaming Americans en masse for the horrific mass shooting at a Florida high school. Nor am I referring to the press’s shameful effort to keep the Trump-Russia collusion narrative alive, even though Robert Mueller and his

By | 2018-02-18T21:07:57+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

Make Washington’s Birthday Great Again

We once celebrated the individual greatness of George Washington on his birthday, February 22. Historian James Thomas Flexner called George Washington the “indispensable man,” because he was the one individual most responsible for successfully launching the American experiment—a new form of government, a democratic republic in which the people are sovereign, but their

By | 2018-02-18T17:39:21+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

The Media’s Walk-of-Shame Won’t End

The media have been on a walk-of-shame bender since 2016. They were whored out by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, swallowed the Christopher Steele dossier, and still get drunk-dialed by the Left. The cheap-date journos show up every time. Each morning, the media floozies trudge through the quad wearing their “I’m With Her” t-shirts from

By | 2018-02-18T11:42:49+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

Congress Loses Focus on Illegal Immigration

Last week, Congress tried—and failed—to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Senate failed to reach the necessary 60 votes on four proposals, two from Republicans and two from Democrats, and three of which offered varying degrees of amnesty for DACA recipients and other illegal immigrant populations. There was

By | 2018-02-18T10:55:52+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

What Would Kasich Do?

Looking back at the past year, the Year of Living Trumpantly, it’s clear to fair-minded individuals—that excludes the media and every other Democrat—that the Trump presidency has been a resounding success. Many Republicans, even ardent Trump supporters, are pleasantly surprised. No one was really quite sure what they would be getting with Trump.

By | 2018-02-18T10:37:31+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

Thank America’s Debt for China’s Rise

China continues to make bold moves in the direction of fulfilling its ambitions of being the great global power. While China has certainly experienced economic fits—their stock market downturn in 2016 led many observers, including me, to ponder whether China was getting ready to collapse—they remain the country to watch. In fact, if present

By | 2018-02-19T00:07:42+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

Signs of the Times

When we think about “Making America Great Again,” surely one such feature that would contribute to it would be the end of nihilistic crimes, such as serial killings, riots, and, of course, the hallmark of our times, the mass shooting. These things simply did not happen very much in the good old days,

By | 2018-02-17T12:40:05+00:00 February 17th, 2018|

Our Anglo-American Heritage Can’t Be Wished Away by the Left

As a history professor and long-time instructor in “Western Civilization” classes, I was dumbfounded by recent leftist attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions, at a meeting of U.S. sheriffs, innocuously observed that these highly respected police officials are part of our country's democratic and “Anglo-American” legal and law enforcement heritage. The term

By | 2018-02-17T07:33:12+00:00 February 17th, 2018|