Crumbling Roads? Let’s Build Bike Lanes!


In his State of the State address earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown pointed to California’s deferred infrastructure maintenance as “staggering” and put the price tag for repairs at $77 billion. One would be hard-pressed to find any policymaker from either party who doesn’t see the state’s crumbling and inadequate infrastructure as a crisis, although […]

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George Will and the Contemporary Political Conversation


This article by the late Joseph Sobran ran as the cover story of  the October 1983 issue of The American Spectator. It came to mind when Mr. Will recently announced that he is leaving the Republican Party. In early July, George Will underwent a sudden role change: all at once he was the object, rather […]

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Clinton Stonewalled, Nothing New Here


The New York Times headline said it all: “House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton.” The headline doesn’t say there was no wrongdoing, just no new evidence of wrongdoing. Both Hillary and Bill Clinton have a genius for convincing the media that their miscues and cover-ups don’t matter because they […]

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Crow Servings for Chuck Todd and Friends


Over the last year, the nation’s political intelligentsia has evolved from dismissing Donald Trump as a joke to panicking about fascism should the public elect him president. The failure to grasp what unfolded before them, and their inability even now to learn from that experience is an eye-opening experience. Mind you, these are the people […]

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VW Shaken Down


If you own a VW diesel guilty of “cheating” Uncle, you’d better scuttle on down to your local VW store. Not to “fix” it (they’re not broken) but to get your money before there’s none left. On Tuesday, Uncle announced the most draconian punishment ever meted out to a car company over the TDI “cheating” […]

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Best Place for Arabs in the Middle East


Standing in front of European Parliament last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas once again accused Israel of committing genocide against the Palestinians, this time claiming that Palestinians were suffering mass-murder on a scale “the likes of which have never been seen or heard of ever by the international community.” Abbas falsely accused Israeli rabbis […]

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Donald Trump vs. CNN: Score One for Donald


Washington I see that CNN is calling upon the good offices of Mr. Potato Head to refute Donald Trump’s evisceration of Hillary in his speech last Wednesday. Mr. Potato Head is very indignant that Peter Schweizer has written a book, Clinton Cash, demonstrating that a pattern of corruption exists in the relationship between the Clinton […]

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Hillary’s Cavalier Enablers


“Never Trump” agitators continue to work themselves up into a sanctimonious lather, indulging in a puritanical alarmism about Trump they normally pooh-pooh when it threatens one of their favored heterodox candidates. Gone are the “half a loaf is better than none” lectures they delivered to hector conservatives into supporting Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, […]

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The Spirit of Randy California


It’s been nearly 20 years since the death of Randy California and he still can’t catch a break. Last week, a jury in Los Angeles rejected a suit brought on behalf of California’s estate two years ago seeking damages from Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page for lifting the guitar intro to “Stairway to […]

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Brexit Conditions in California


“California’s largest utility and environmental groups announced a deal Tuesday [June 21] to shutter the last nuclear power plant in the state.” This statement from the Associated Press reporting on the announced closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant should startle you. The news about shutting down California’s last operating nuclear power plant, especially […]

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