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by | Dec 30, 2022

Joe Biden’s presidency and the narrow Democratic majorities in Congress have done great damage to the American economy. Republicans have been unable to stop the tax-and-spend tsunami because the Democrats can use the reconciliation process to govern alone with their…

by | Dec 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As the nation endured a grueling winter storm over the Christmas holidays, my family and I headed 90 miles west to San Francisco. The weather was in the upper 50s, the sun was shining, and the views…

by | Nov 14, 2022

It’s official: Michigan is a blue state now. It happened faster than anyone thought possible. This time four years ago, Michigan Republicans held the governorship and both houses of the state legislature. In the Senate, Republicans held a supermajority. On…

by | Jun 25, 2022

A good many years ago after Robert Bork’s opponents had turned his last name into a term for character assassination, I was sitting in an auditorium with Judge Bork at the lectern delivering his classic book-title Slouching Towards Gomorrah speech. Obviously, it…

by | Mar 21, 2022

I lived in Vermont for four years some 35 years ago, and now I’m a Vermont watcher. The place in the 1980s was certainly liberal, center-left with a small radical fringe. There were conservative Republicans, multi-generational New Englanders who exuded…

by | Mar 7, 2022

Politico, the chronicle of ruling-class Washington politics, put out a piece fascinating to analyze under the “they will tell you who they are” banner. It popped up on Sunday morning. And the piece, by Elena Schneider and Christopher Cadelago, quoted…

by | Jan 5, 2022

Sacramento The COVID-19 pandemic has become the go-to excuse for pretty much everything these days, from reduced public services and limited business operations to what have you. My favorite recent example was a vending machine that featured a sign declaring…

by | May 23, 2021

Americans can’t escape from blue states fast enough. Even before the COVID pandemic, they were fleeing Democrat-led states for red ones in droves. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2010 and 2019, California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and…

by | Mar 11, 2021

Wednesday afternoon, the Democratic majority in the House passed HR 1319. Variously marketed as a “pandemic relief bill,” an “economic stimulus package,” and the “American Rescue Plan,” it is largely a wealth transfer from well-managed and prosperous red states to…

by | May 5, 2020

There is only one reliable metric that reveals how likely you are to die from COVID-19 in a given state, and it isn’t what you’re seeing in the legacy media. The number of new cases and deaths, for example, are…

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