One Life, One Vote


We all get one vote. Not just in elections but in life. How we act, how we treat others, what television programs we watch, who and what we find attractive, what music we listen to, do we buy the more expensive piece of meat, what airline we fly, and what seat we want to sit […]

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How Did This Happen?


I was hanging out with some friends this past weekend. We were talking about the election, and one of them asked, “How did this happen?” He couldn’t understand how the Democrats came so close to picking socialist Bernie Sanders and why the Republican nominated Donald Trump. He didn’t seem satisfied with the answer that Trump […]

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A Modest Pyramid Scheme


Thanks to a firestorm of prissy hypocrisy about Donald Trump’s naughty talk, stoked up by stories from women who suddenly recall rebuffing him decades ago, issues like national security, Obamacare, and the economy are being ignored. This isn’t accidental. Hillary Clinton has a terrible record. There’s her illegal home server and her 30,000 purged emails. […]

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Election Time in a One-Party State


Sacramento After George W. Bush was declared winner of the 2000 presidential election, I headed from our newspaper offices to the Orange County Republican Party election event, where I expected an easy night of jotting down crowd reactions. I was thrilled Al Gore had been vanquished, but my happiness turned to angst as this early […]

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Corporations Are People, Sen. Warren


Now, as a spotty rain falls in Beverly Hills, for a few words on the economy. There are several big issues, and it’s impossible to assign a ranking to them. But all of them have the same crisis in common: lack of education. Just for laughs, we’ll start at the top. In a few days […]

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Get Ready to Break Wind


If Hillary Clinton becomes our next president, one of the changes you can expect is an invasion of industrial wind development in your community that has the potential to severely damage your property values, ruin the viewshed, impact your sleep patterns, and cause your electricity rates to “necessarily skyrocket” — all thanks to your tax […]

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When the Sun Went Down in Baltimore


The Life of Kings: The Baltimore Sun and the Golden Age of the American Newspaper Edited by Frederic B. Hill and Stephens Broening (Rowman & Littlefield, 322 pages, $38) In what may turn out to be a new genre in book publishing, 26 veteran Baltimore journalists have joined forces to produce a nostalgic look back […]

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The FBI: The ‘Fix Be In’


The FBI’s reputation has sunk so low under the Obama administration that its initials seem to stand for: The Fix Be In. The bureau’s no-hurry investigation into Hillary Clinton’s deleted State Department emails seemed engineered to see no evil. Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that Attorney General Loretta Lynch is replacing FBI agents and […]

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No Conservatism With Authority


Political scientist Clinton Rossiter concluded his 1960 work Parties and Politics in America with the following formula: “No America without democracy, no democracy without politics, no politics without parties, no parties without compromise and moderation.” In the case of a conservative political party, I would suggest an addendum to that formula: “No conservatism without tradition, […]

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San Antonio Knows


The essence of the Nanny State is the belief among too many government officials that people are too stupid to know what’s best for them. That attitude manifests itself across jurisdictions. It knows no state or regional boundary. Governing elites in every city, county, state and federal agency are prone to the malady. While the […]

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