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by | Feb 12, 2020

If there is one thing intellectuals from across the conservative ideological spectrum seem to agree upon, it is that market libertarians are unsympathetic to the plight of ordinary people. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) points to how the Joads were treated in John…

by | Nov 28, 2019

At a time when our country seems as divided as ever and many are talking as if the end times are coming, it’s more important than ever to look at what we should be thankful for. Unemployment is at its…

by | Oct 23, 2019

The streets of downtown Chicago were packed last week with more than 30,000 teachers protesting for pay increases and other benefits like affordable housing, smaller class sizes and more nurses and social workers on campus. Talks continued over the weekend,…

by | Jun 8, 2018

I know it is not a pleasant topic but let’s take just a moment and think about poverty in this country. Which state do you think has the highest poverty rate? Must be Mississippi or Alabama or one of those…

by | Sep 14, 2017

Sacramento In a Meet the Press interview in March, Gov. Jerry Brown blasted the Trump administration’s threat to cut off funds to California if it becomes a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants. “We’re the innovation capital, high-tech, agriculture, $40 to…

by | May 2, 2017

During a panel with other female global leaders in Germany last week, Ivanka Trump responded with poise as she discussed the controversy surrounding her defense of her father regarding his comments on women. “I grew up in a house where…

by | Apr 10, 2017

For all the obsession in Washington and in college faculty lounges over income inequality, why isn’t there more outrage over government policies that exacerbate the problem? There are hundreds of programs that make the poor poorer and increase poverty in…

by | Nov 3, 2016

Sacramento Some pundits were aghast after a federal jury acquitted Ammon Bundy and several others for their roles in an armed standoff at a wildlife refuge in desolate eastern Oregon. They said the decision put targets on the backs of…

by | Nov 2, 2016

The political left keeps announcing, as if it is a new breakthrough discovery of theirs, that life is unfair. Have they never read Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” composed more than two and a half centuries ago?…

by | Oct 18, 2016

The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts…

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