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Law Takes a Holiday

Law Takes a Holiday

By Victor Davis Hanson//March 24, 2017    And anarchy follows.   In the 1934 romantic movie Death Takes a Holiday, Death assumes human form for three days, and the world turns chaotic.   The same thing happens when the law goes on a vacation. Rules are unenforced or politicized. Citizens quickly lose faith in the […]

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook   

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook   

. By Paul Driessen Coal ash scare stories are the latest tactic in their long war on coal-fueled electricity generation    Coal-fired power plant scrubbers now remove 80-90 % of airborne particulate, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other pollutants. But that means “fly ash” and noncombustible residues (what we used to call clinkers) must be […]

Ryancare is Failing — What Should Happen Next?

Ryancare is Failing — What Should Happen Next?

. By Tho Bishop The beltway Republicans are scrambling now that it seems the Obamacare replacement package put forward for Paul Ryan and endorsed by Donald Trump can’t get enough support to get through the House. The failure of the American Health Care Act should surprise no one, as it is a piece of legislation that managed […]

Who’s Listening In?

Who’s Listening In?

. By Phil Erwin When President Trump first “tweeted” that President Obama had “ordered the wire-tapping” of his phones at Trump Tower, there was an absolute furor among the nation’s media and political crowd. This struck me as odd. It seemed self-evident that somebody’s conversations had been listened to, because General Flynn had been “unmasked,” embarrassed […]

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

. By Ed Ring . California’s High-Speed Rail project fails to justify itself according to any set of rational criteria. Its ridership projections are absurdly inflated, its environmental benefits are overstated if not actually net detriments, and its cost, its staggering cost, $64 billion by the latest estimate, overwhelms anyone with even a remote sense of […]

Risk, Reward, Regulation and Space Tourism

Risk, Reward, Regulation and Space Tourism

. By Thomas L. Knapp Writing at Quartz, Tim Fernholz notes that early space tourists “won’t benefit from the tight regulation we’ve come to expect in everything from air transport to private automobiles.” Although the Federal Aviation Administration enjoys approval authority over launches, the Commercial Space Act limits government interference in post-launch space flight. That’s […]

GOP2 Reflections on the GOP Convention by Richard Eber

GOP2 Reflections on the GOP Convention by Richard Eber

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Wandering around the Republican Convention as a reporter was a new experience for me. Having been a decline to state voter since Bush Jr’s second term, I was expecting with Donald Trump’s victory last fall, this place would be a hot bed of political activism. […]

Monasteries of the Mind

Monasteries of the Mind

By Victor Davis Hanson When everything is politicized, people retreat into mental mountaintops — dreams of the past and fantasies of the future.   So long, it’s been good to know ya, So long, it’s been good to know ya, So long, it’s been good to know ya. This dusty old dust is a-gettin’ my […]

James Comey’s disappointing tap dance

James Comey’s disappointing tap dance

  James Comey again tries to ruin politics James Comey, the director of the FBI, continues to act like a jerk for every season. The man who first tried to save Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and then tried to wreck it at the eleventh hour, reprised his familiar tap dance Monday with Congress. It’s getting stale. […]

Trump is challenging the whole CIA-media nexus

Trump is challenging the whole CIA-media nexus

    By Jon Rappoport Trump’s attack on the CIA came into focus after the CIA claimed Putin subverted the election on behalf of Trump. The Trump team retorted: Ridiculous; reminds us of the CIA’s phony assessment of Saddam’s WMDs that led to the disastrous war against Iraq. Then the CIA’s gloves came off. But […]

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