California’s War on America

A young woman once told me, "You're not American, you're Mexican, and you should remember that." Now presume the color of her skin. White? That would fit the narrative. No. She was “brown,” like me. We were about the same age and shared a common ethnic background, though that was about it. She

By | 2018-03-20T14:39:42+00:00 March 20th, 2018|

Another Way to Pay for the Wall

President Trump has called for $1.8 billion over 10 years to build the wall securing our southern border. That amounts to a total of $18 billion. The open-borders folks, showing a sudden and—for many of them—highly unusual concern about increasing federal spending, claim it will cost three times as much, pushing the final

By | 2018-03-18T11:34:36+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

It’s Time to Let the GOP Die

After watching the results of the recent special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, I came to a sobering conclusion: the Republican Party, as an institution, needs to die. I’ve listened to all of the spin: Conor Lamb ran as a Trump-friendly Democrat. The Democrats had a registration advantage. Rep. Tim Murphy had

By | 2018-03-16T13:07:21+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Woke Politics Makes for Bitter Brew

Where's a cop when you need one? That's a common observation made when one has been victimized. Maybe they’re busy elsewhere. Police can't be everywhere. And, of course, careful victimizers consider where cops are and aren't before victimizing. One place where we know the police aren't is Hasta Muerte Coffee in Oakland, California.

By | 2018-03-15T11:31:14+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

California Suit: Criminal Illegals and Why Democrats Protect Them

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suing California for “sanctuary laws” he says protect criminal illegals. True to form, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff apparently tipped off hundreds of illegals—including one convicted for sodomizing a drugged victim and another convicted for armed robbery—ahead of a recent sweep by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. In

By | 2018-03-15T00:39:44+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

Banned in Britain

This past weekend, the United Kingdom showed every American why we should be proud to have thrown off their rule. First, the British Home Office took the incredible step of banning American conservative activist Brittany Pettibone, who was detained along with her partner Martin Sellner at Heathrow Airport. What had Pettibone and Sellner

By | 2018-03-12T14:47:02+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

‘The Very Definition of Tyranny’: National Injunctions

In the American justice system, judges have two fundamental duties. The first is to interpret the Constitution, and police the structures of government. The second is to assess statutory laws—specifically their construction and application—against what the Constitution allows. Nowhere in the solemn oath they take are judges tasked with casting value judgments on

By | 2018-03-11T13:33:41+00:00 March 11th, 2018|

Tariffs: An Allegory

Suppose you run a company with lots of employees. For a long time, among your employees have been a couple of your nephews. If you’re being honest, they are not your favorite workers. There’s always pressure to raise their wages and they are now up to $25 per hour each, which is more

By | 2018-03-10T14:33:33+00:00 March 10th, 2018|