In California, scribblers are doing the happy dance over the latest unemployment news, because the rate of joblessness reached the “lowest level since December 2008.” Oh, huzzah!
Meanwhile, in Realityville, the state still has the worst unemployment rate in the nation — 9.6 percent — which California happens to share with Nevada and Mississippi for the [...]
The California model of government, with high taxes and a Democrat-majority legislature and governor, is looking pretty good to top union goons, er labor leaders. While union membership is dropping like a rock in the United States as a whole, organized labor is growing in the once-Golden State, which has had some of the nation’s [...]
On Day One of the Obama second term, the filmmaker who was wrongly blamed for causing the deaths of four Americans at the Benghazi 9/11 terrorist attack was sentenced to a year in prison. (Secretary of State Clinton had assured the father of murdered SEAL Tyrone Woods that the administration would have the filmmaker arrested, [...]
A few days ago, the national debt reached an unimaginable $16 trillion. And yet, the Washington spending beast trundles along as if the country weren’t about to be overwhelmed.
One example is the State Department, the “diplomacy” of which is often little more than bribery. Its budget escaped major cuts in 2012, leaving over $50 billion [...]
For those of us who love California’s beautiful parks, the state’s abandonment of the system was a tragic portent of destruction to come. With no rangers nearby to keep an eye on the premises, theft and vandalism were sure to follow.
Below, a lush redwood glade in Marin County’s Samuel P. Taylor Park, slated for closure.
It’s hard for a normal mind to keep up with the wacky leftist groupthink that energetically runs amok in Sacramento. The project of remaking California into the perfect diversity utopia continues in the one-party state, with the latest eruption being a new law that encourages schools to include bracero history.
Last year, California became the first [...]
In Lowell, Massachusetts, a group of energetic teens are pushing a proposal to lower the voting age to 17 for local elections. They have their own Facebook page (Vote17) and have gotten national media attention from Fox:
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
‘Vote 17′ movement pushing for teen voice in local elections, Fox News, July 11, [...]
Democrats are busy these days saying that voter fraud is imaginary so we shouldn’t worry about it (even as a liberal group is sending out pre-filled voter registration materials to dogs, dead people and non-citizens).
Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the NAACP conventions in Houston recently and compared Texas’ voter ID law to the poll [...]
In California, Gov Jerry Brown and his Democrat cronies are trying to jam through a high-speed rail project from San Francisco to Los Angeles that has been a gold-plated turkey from day one.
When first proposed to the voters in the form of an initiative in 2008, the price tag was pitched at a ludicrous $34 [...]
Fifth-generation Californian and classics scholar Victor Davis Hanson has been one of the more realistic chroniclers of the state’s rapid swirl down the toilet bowl from Golden State to Mexifornia.
Hanson’s latest thoughts concern what might be done, considering recent reports of the $16 billion hole in the budget. Gov Jerry Brown has been making a [...]
As an advocate for the crime victims of illegal aliens, I believe that violent offenders and drunk drivers should be the top priority for arrest and imprisonment followed by deportation.
At the same time, job thieves (i.e. the eight million illegals estimated by Pew Hispanic to unlawfully hold US employment) absolutely should not be ignored. Illegally [...]