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Is the American Elite Really Elite?

Is the American Elite Really Elite?

. by Victor Davis Hanson/ March 8, 2017   The public no longer believes that privilege and influence should be predicated on titles, brands, and buzz. Establishment furor over the six-week-old Trump administration is growing. Outraged New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently compared Trump’s victory to disasters in American history that killed and wounded thousands such […]

Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms

Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms

By Paul Driessen The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 billion budget. The plan requires congressional approval, and thus is hardly a […]

Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff

Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff

. by Victor Davis Hanson/ March 10 , 2017     Politicians who cannot cope with the realities of governing should stop fantasizing about utopia.   The recent Academy Awards ceremony turned into a monotony of hate. Many of the stars who mounted the stage ranted on cue about the evils of President Donald Trump.   Such […]

Sea Lions May Not Make the Best Neighbors: Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement (CONA) v. City of San Diego et. Al.

Sea Lions May Not Make the Best Neighbors: Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement (CONA) v. City of San Diego et. Al.

By Jennifer Felten California is known for its beautiful coastline with miles and miles of beaches.  But not all beaches are as inviting as others.  The case of Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement (“CONA”) versus the City of San Diego (“City”) calls into question the habitability of one such beach known as La Jolla Cove.  […]

Stop Run-Away State Sales Tax

Stop Run-Away State Sales Tax

. By Dr. Kevin McNamee Economists consider sales tax to be one of the more transparent methods to collect tax revenue.1 It is based on consumer’s freedom of choice to purchase a product and the associated sales tax. It is a more transparent method to collect tax revenue when compared to complex graduated income tax […]

The First Step Toward Fiscal Discipline: Cut Up The Credit Card

The First Step Toward Fiscal Discipline: Cut Up The Credit Card

. By Thomas L. Knapp In 2015, Congress temporarily did away with the US government’s fictional “debt limit.” I call that limit fictional because it’s not really a limit. Every time the government gets close to it, Congress raises it. It’s as if signs on the highway changed to display a number five miles higher […]

Defunding Planned Parenthood must take precedence

Defunding Planned Parenthood must take precedence

President Donald Trump tried to make a deal this week, and it was really simple. Planned Parenthood could continue to receive its $500 million in federal funding annually, if it would stop performing abortions. It was a non-starter. “Planned Parenthood is proud to provide abortion – a necessary service that’s as vital to our mission […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Exercising the Spooks

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Exercising the Spooks

. By L. Neil Smith Peter King is a jackass. But then you knew that. Everybody who has ever heard this schmuck take his usual bizarre, twisted, surrealistic positions, on practically any issue that you can think of, is well aware that he’s an undercover member in excellent and appropriate standing of the Jackass Party, […]

A Modest Proposal for California from a Public Servant

A Modest Proposal for California from a Public Servant

By Ed Ring “When I see someone attacking the benefits the Fire Department receives or the Police Department receives, my concern is: Why wouldn’t you expect the same for yourself? We should act as a beacon.” —Mike Mohun, president of the San Ramon Firefighters Union, quoted in the New York Times, March 2, 2017 There are […]

The Russian Connection

The Russian Connection

. By Phil Erwin Seems like we’ve stepped into a time warp, and we’re right back in the ‘Eighties. It’s been that long since we last heard the phrase, “the Russians” batted about so incessantly on the nightly news. (Back in that by-gone era, the news was “nightly.” Now it’s incessant.) The Democrat Party and […]