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by | Nov 12, 2022

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. — Franz Kafka I started volunteering at a soup kitchen a few years before the pandemic. The program that I volunteered for…

by | Jul 30, 2022

There were 195 fires in homeless encampments in Oakland, California, over two years that ended in March. In April, someone died in a fire sparked by the toxic-stew squalor in the area known as Wood Street. There are frequent fires…

by | Jul 22, 2022

As the corpse went past, the flies left the pizzeria in a cloud and rushed after it, but they came back a few minutes later. Somehow the corpse — a homeless man — was still on his feet, staggering down…

by | May 21, 2022

What’s the matter with California? “It’s suffering from San Fransickness,” which is “pathological altruism,” answers Michael Shellenberger, author of the book San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. Too many homeless people. Too little common sense. Too much magical thinking. Shellenberger…

by | Feb 25, 2022

Many Americans were outraged by recent news that the Biden administration flirted with funding crack pipes as a part of a harm reduction strategy. They would be equally outraged if they knew that a major “charity,” to which millions of…

by | Jan 29, 2022

New Yorker Michelle Go was pushed in front of a moving subway train, Sandra Shells was waiting for a bus in Los Angeles, and Brianna Kupfer was working in a furniture store when their lives were taken from them. All…

by | Oct 15, 2021

The great medieval Jewish philosopher and poet, Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi, was based in Spain and aspired to live in Israel someday. He ultimately realized his dream. Famously, he wrote: “My heart is in the East, and I am at the…

by | Jul 25, 2021

“We can end homelessness in the State of California,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday. It’s a goal Newsom shares with President Joe Biden, despite Democrats’ inability to curb homelessness by throwing money at it. Their solution? Throw more money…

by | Jun 22, 2021

Frank Sinatra may have envisioned waking up in a New York City that made him king of the hill and top of the heap, but those days are long over thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s disregard for public safety, neglect…

by | Feb 21, 2021

Sunday My wife loves to read mystery stories. She’s not in good health, and she spends most of each day lying in a sunny room in our house on the second floor, reading mystery novels. Recently, I walked into her…

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