News of the Week (October 27th, 2019)

 

News of the Week for Oct. 27th, 2019


 

Gun Rights

 

Even the ACLU Opposes California’s Gun Confiscation Legislation
“a significant threat to civil liberties by expanding the authorization to seek ex parte orders”

Big Brother’s Watching: Think Twice Before You Post Pictures of Your Firearms on Social Media
It’s no secret that technology plays an important role in our lives. Almost every single aspect of our life is ruled by technology, from smart phones to computers and the internet. That’s why it’s not surprising to know that Google and Facebook are keeping tabs on gun owners’ firearms.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Polar Bear Studies Professor is the Latest Victim of “Cancel Culture”
The University of Victoria dumps Dr. Susan Crockford, who discovered that polar bear populations thriving beyond the “co-existence threshold.”

WE’RE NUMBER ONE!
When it comes to energy and the environment, the United States ranks a clear number one among the world’s nations. Not only have we increased our energy production, courtesy of fracking, to the point that we are the world’s pre-eminent energy power, we have, at the same time, reduced our pollution and our CO2 emissions (if you think that matters) more than any other country. So when it comes to energy, the U.S. is the undisputed champion.

AOC: Fossil Fuels Are Racist or Something
White people are killing brown people with global warming

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

A New Republican Health Plan
It’s here, from the Republican Study Committee. There’s nothing earth-shattering in it – it’s mostly a combination of different ideas that have been floating around in conservative proposals for a while – and with Democrats in control of the House it has no chance of passing anytime soon.

Government-run Health “Care” and Salad Bars
Helpful video about the pitfalls of Medicaid4All

What We Call National Health Care or Single-Payer Is a Crime Against Humanity
When Bernie Sanders visited Canada’s national health care system on a fact-finding mission, he came away mightily impressed. “Somehow or another in Canada,” he said, “for a number of decades, they have provided quality care to all people without out-of-pocket expenses…And they do it for about 50 percent per capita of the cost that we spend.” His claims are not only debatable, they are fraudulent. Anyone who cites the Canadian model as a medical paradigm is guilty of special pleading.

Side Effects of Puberty Blockers
Creating your own trophy transsexual child is all the rage these days among moonbats. The kids pay the price for the warm glow of righteousness progressives wallow in when they consider themselves in tune with their ideology. In addition to severely exacerbating psychiatric problems (if not creating them de novo), there are physical consequences to using puberty blockers like Lupron. These can include memory problems, osteoporosis, and infertility, as this guest on Liz Wheeler’s show emphasizes

Can a Healthcare Algorithm Be Racially Biased?
An algorithm in a widely used program at hospitals is allegedly racially biased because it leads black patients to get passed over for special care for white patients.

 

War & Terror

 

Researchers find 2nd warship from WWII Battle of Midway
A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway.

A Drug Cartel Just Defeated The Mexican Military In Battle
Mexico is in a state of collapse, and Americans need to realize that the crisis underway south of the Rio Grande won’t stop at the border.

Forget Syria. What Is The U.S. Doing About The Failed State On Its Southern Border?
A failed state just surrendered a drug lord’s son and a whole city to a drug cartel. In a sensible world, this would ring alarm bells in the Pentagon.

Esper: Say, this Turkey invasion seems headed “in the wrong direction”
Maybe that cease-fire yesterday wasn’t quite as permanent as Donald Trump suggested. In fact, Defense Secretary Mark Esper admitted earlier today in Brussels, the Turks are making the situation in Syria exponentially worse. “Turkey has put us all in a very terrible situation,” Esper told a conference before a NATO summit, and is “heading in the wrong direction”

Don’t be surprised when South Korea wants nuclear weapons
There are two major variables that factor into South Korea’s calculus on starting a nuclear weapons program: the feasibility of North Korea abandoning its nuclear weapons voluntarily, and the guarantee of America’s extended deterrence in the event of the nuclear crisis on the peninsula. Both are trending in the wrong direction.

Turkey Says It Will ‘Cleanse’ Border Region of Kurds if Russia Can’t
It’s getting so that you don’t even have to hide your intent to commit genocide.

President Trump Announces Killing Of ISIS Leader
During a press conference Sunday morning, President Trump announced the death of ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Washington Post Writes Glowing Obituary For World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist
President Donald Trump announced the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Sunday morning in an address to the nation after a Saturday night raid in northwest Syria.

 

National

 

Pork fat is officially one of the world’s most nutritious foods
It’s in the top 10 along with chia seeds and almonds

A California Fault Line Has Started ‘Creeping’, And We Don’t Know What to Expect
At any moment, an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 or higher could ripple through California, leading infrastructure to topple, power to shut off, and buildings to collapse. Scientists expect to experience this “Big One” in their lifetimes – though they’re not sure where or when.

Jury rules against dad trying to save his 7-year-old from gender “transition”
A jury has ruled against Jeffrey Younger, the father who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration via a gender “transition.” This means James’ mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, will be able to continue “transitioning” him into “Luna,” and now has full authority to start him on puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones.

California Parents’ Lawsuit to Block Racist, “Social Justice” Agenda on Children Instruction in Santa Barbara Schools Moves Forward
“The JCCC facilitator informed me that I need to come to terms with my whiteness”

Research On Children “Growing Out” Of Gender Dysphoria Adds Layer Of Complexity To Transgender Care
Although research shows that up to 94 percent of children will “grow out” of their transgender identity, advocates say that those studies were flawed in the first place and shouldn’t dictate how doctors care for young children who want to socially transition.

Six months in jail for saying “b*tch”
That’s the penalty you may face in Massachusetts next year if you utter the word “b*tch.” And/or a two hundred dollar fine, as well. But only if you say it in a negative tone. Presumably, dog breeders will still be allowed to say it, along with some of the more crude references to life being a b*tch, etc.

Hillary telling friends: If I thought there was an opening in the primary, I’d consider jumping in
A tantalizing detail from this NYT piece about establishment Dems wringing their hands over the primary. If you’re a Wall Street liberal, you’re in a bad place nowadays. After all, the Republican nominee is very much anti-liberal and two of the top three candidates on the Democratic side are very much anti-Wall Street. And even if those two can be pacified, it’s very much in doubt whether they can beat Trump head to head. Your only hope is smilin’ Joe Biden, who has yet to impress anyone on the trail or at the debates in six months of trying and who may not have the money to win a hard-fought race. He has less than half the cash on hand that some of his rivals do, notes the Times. And since he’s dependent on rich donors, he’s already maxed out much of his potential source of revenue.

Warren’s Education Plan Funnels All Money Away From Charter Schools
2020 Democratic White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled new plans for K-12 education this week as the she joined the picket line with more than 32,000 striking teachers in Chicago on Tuesday.

Hawley Introduces Bipartisan Bill Empowering Users to Withdraw Their Data from Social Media Giants
Senate Republican and big-tech critic Josh Hawley joined forces with Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday to introduce legislation designed to increase competition among social media platforms.

Gov. Newsom the moderate? On this spectrum, almost every Democratic legislator is further left
Based on an analysis of the 1,042 bills that the governor signed or vetoed this year, Gavin Newsom is more moderate than all but a few Democratic legislators.

Seattle Public Schools Will Start Teaching That Math Is Oppressive
A new ethnic studies curriculum will teach students that “ancient mathematical knowledge has been appropriated by Western culture.”

Beacon Hill bill would ban the B-word
But critic calls it “patently unconstitutional … nonsense”

‘Racist’ and ‘Sexist’: Liberals Slam Chinese Republican Woman for Campaign Ad
A few years ago when Barack Obama was president, several writers and commentators predicted it was only a matter of time before all criticism of any black person would be considered “racist.”

UConn students ARRESTED for ‘ridiculing’ speech in viral video
Two University of Connecticut students were arrested Monday after video allegedly showed them using racial slurs.

Students say rich people and taxpayers should pay their college tuition
Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a platform that promises “free college,” an idea that has been warmly received by many young Americans.

Director Quentin Tarantino Refuses to Recut His Newest Film for Chinese Release
Considering just how overbearing and evil the Chinese government is proving to be, we need more artists willing to stand up

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Chicago Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett
Smollett is actually arguing that it’s Chicago’s fault it spent so much money to investigate his staged attack.

Lawsuit to Declare Elephant a “Person”
“Animal rights” activists are determined to “break the species barrier” and create legal standing for animals to sue in court. Of course, the animals would be oblivious to these actions. “Animal standing,” as the issue is known, is really a Trojan Horse (pun intended) to allow animal rights extremists to seek court rulings enforcing their own ideology.

“Racial Ridicule” Is a Crime in Connecticut—and People Are Being Prosecuted
There is no First Amendment exception for “hate speech,” and the government can’t specially target racist or religiously bigoted speech — but some Connecticut prosecutors seem not to know that.

Democrats Attack Mark Zuckerberg For “Ruined Lives” Of African Americans
In a Congressional hearing meant to discuss Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans for “Libra,” a digital currency, two Democratic Congress members attacked Zuckerberg for Facebook’s alleged racism.

Post-Debate Polls Put Biden Back On Top, Show Warren Slipping, And Sanders Holding Steady
A series of polls released a week after the fourth Democratic presidential primary debate in Ohio show former Vice President Joe Biden back on top as the frontrunner while Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren begins to fall behind.

Gibson family appeals reduction of $44 million award in case against Oberlin College
The Gibson family, owner of Gibson’s bakery, won their case against Oberlin College earlier this year and a jury awarded the family a total of $44 million. However, that amount was later reduced to just over $31 million to keep it in line with caps on damages that exist under Ohio law. Earlier this month the college filed an appeal of that reduced judgment

Yale hosts “Racist Sandwich” podcast host
Soleil Ho has critiqued what she terms a “white supremacist, abelist, hetero-patriarchial, capitalist culture,” as it pertains to food.

Fired conservative professor wins in court – but college’s appeals block his return to classroom
“They are going to fight it until they can’t fight it anymore,” professor’s attorney says

Scientists are investigating the secrets of smelly cat butts
Anal sacs can tell you a lot about an animal.

The Academic Left Can Be Very Nasty
We hear the academic left chatter incessantly about its commitment to diversity and inclusion, but if you happen to disagree with any aspect of the “progressive” agenda, forget about it. You’re sure to be treated like a pariah.

Antibiotics caused man’s gut to turn carbs into alcohol
A 46-year-old man developed the rare, but very real condition known as auto-brewery syndrome (ABS), colloquially referred to as “drunkenness disease,” after finishing a round of antibiotics, according to a recent report.

Huh: Another poll shows John James statistically tied with Dem Sen. Gary Peters in Michigan
I sure hope this is for real. And it may be: Recall that James fell just six points short of formidable incumbent Debbie Stabenow last fall, on a night when Democrats were cleaning up in House races coast to coast. Also recall that a separate poll published last week found James trailing Gary Peters by three points, 43/40.

What’s Behind Dreamworks’ Chinese Propaganda Map In “Abominable”
When DreamWorks refused to cut a Chinese propaganda scene from a new movie, Vietnam and Malaysia decided to boycott the film. American consumers should boycott too.

Bad news from Judge Nap: Schiff’s following the rules … approved by House Republicans
Who the heck told Adam Schiff that he could conduct impeachment inquiries in secret? As it turns out, Judge Andrew Napolitano told his colleagues on Donald Trump’s favorite morning show, it was John Boehner and the House Republican majority in 2015. “I read the House rules,” Napolitano told Fox & Friends, and “this initial level of inquiry can be done in secret.” Secret interviews were conducted in both the Nixon and Clinton impeachments, although by staff rather than by the committees involved, Napolitano notes, so what Schiff is doing isn’t without precedent after all

Professor says grading, good grammar are examples of white supremacy
“Grading is a great way to protect the white property of literacy in schools”

Sacramento moves to densify your neighborhood
In March, a California company called Adaptive Modular Solutions rebranded itself with a new name: CRATE Modular, Inc. “We make housing and school buildings out of recycled shipping containers,” the company’s website states.

Scientists Narrowing the Search for Pathogen Causing Polio-Like Illness Outbreaks in Kids
Enterovirus infection probably underlies most AFM cases tested in the new University of California – San Francisco study.

The Welfare Industrial Complex
Every so often someone will do the back-of-the-envelope calculation of the total amount of government spending on behalf of the poor, divided by the number of poor people, and yielding a figure that usually comes out to something like $50,000 per poor person. But very few if any poor people get anywhere close to that amount of aid through the various programs (welfare, food stamps, housing assistance, Medicaid, etc). In other words, the “service charge” of government social welfare bureaucracies take up a lot of the money. We need professionals in charge of these aid programs, dontchaknow.

VP Pence: The NBA is “acting like a wholly-owned subsidiary” of communist China
Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech today on US-China relations at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. The first ten minutes or so of Pence’s speech focused on the Trump administration’s record regarding trade. A bit later, Pence turned to the situation in Hong Kong, saying “Hong Kong is a living example of what can happen when China embraces liberty.” He also said, “To the millions in Hong Kong who have been peacefully demonstrating to protect your rights these past months, we stand with you.”

Sure sounds like John Bolton is going to be an important witness on impeachment
We already knew that from Fiona Hill’s testimony, I suppose. Hill told a House committee last week that Bolton knew enough about irregularities in Ukraine diplomacy to have once said to her, “Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up,” and who instructed her to inform lawyers on the National Security Council, “I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up.” Bolton knew something was up. But how much did he know, exactly?

Poll: 51% think the First Amendment goes too far by allowing hate speech and should be “updated” to reflect cultural norms
Depressing new data from the Campaign For Free Speech. No wonder those two idiots at UConn face criminal charges for saying the N-word: Although it’s unconstitutional under the law we have, it wouldn’t be unconstitutional under the law most Americans wish we had, apparently. No fewer than 52 percent in this poll thought that government should have the power to restrict the views and speech of “racists.”

Study: Most people who overdose on opioids aren’t using prescription drugs
Earlier this week a drugmaker made a plea deal with two counties in Ohio who had sued demanding compensation for the costs of dealing with the opioid epidemic.

Bette Midler Tweets Then Deletes Gratitude for Neighbor Who “Beat the Sh*t” Out of Rand Paul
Singer and actress Bette Midler tweeted and later deleted praise for the Kentucky neighbor who attacked GOP Sen. Rand Paul in 2017, an assault so vicious it left Paul with broken bones and resulted in part of his lung being removed.

Las Vegas Metro Police Suspends ICE Program, Will Not Detain People for Federal Immigration Officers
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo believes the change in cooperation “will not hinder” their fight against “violent crime.”

Shocking photos of Congresswoman Katie Hill are revealed as she’s seen NAKED showing off Nazi-era tattoo while smoking a bong, kissing her female staffer and posing nude on ‘wife sharing’ sites
Katie Hill, 32, has been seen in a series of shocking photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

Judge rules dad will have say in gender “transition” of 7-year-old
The judge presiding over the case of Jeffrey Younger, the father who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration via a gender “transition,” ruled today that the parents will have joint conservatorship over James, which includes making joint medical decisions for the child.

Gabbard won’t seek reelection to Congress, focuses on presidential bid
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced early Friday morning that she would not seek reelection to Congress as she continues her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Teachers union instructs members how to push identity politics on students
“We can’t ignore Trump’s bigotry and cruelty”

John Kelly: I don’t think Trump would be facing impeachment if I were still there
Wait, does his regret that Trump is being impeached mean that he’s not “Anonymous”?

University voter guide tells Muslims how to vote
Funded by federal government

Most young Americans support ‘hate speech’ exemption in First Amendment
A recent survey of nationwide attitudes for free speech revealed that a majority of people between the ages of 18 and 34 believe that the First Amendment needs to be updated to adjust for “hate speech”.

In Win for Conscience Rights, Court Says Doctors Don’t Have to Perform Sex Changes
When the Obama administration issued a rule in 2016 requiring doctors to perform gender transition surgeries, many doctors balked.

U.S. Pork Industry Prepares to Face “Pig Ebola” Emergency
Meanwhile, Chinese are buying up American pork and breeding polar-bar sized pigs.

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions
Open fields, tight handcuffs, and mass shootings.

SJW YA Authors Object to ‘Clean Teen’ Fiction
It’s tough to find a book for pre-teens and teens without graphic sex and violence. The “Young Adult” section, which is marketed to kids from nine to seventeen, is full of stuff most parents would not want their children reading about. Because of it, sites like Common Sense Media, where you can see what kind of content is in the books before you let your kid read them, are very popular with parents. Parents and kids rate the books according to how much violence, sex, drug use, mature themes, and the like are in them. Librarians and the American Library Association are staunchly opposed to anyone categorizing books by content and liken it to censorship. They’re out of their minds. On one hand, they tell parents, “It’s up to you to direct your child’s reading,” but they offer no help in actually doing that by their refusal to mark books that contain adult content. And now that some websites are answering parents’ calls for innocent plotlines by offering “Clean Teen” selections, SJW authors, who think every child should have the sexual knowledge of Caligula, have their panties in a twist about it.

College students are ‘sick and tired’ of Hillary Clinton
There is growing speculation that Hillary Clinton could run for president in 2020.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

New Jersey Taxing Decorative Pumpkins
Ah, New Jersey, the land of rampant over-taxation.

Elizabeth Warren’s “Medicare for All” tax problem
“she’s going to have a hard time selling it because giving everybody free healthcare sounds great, but there’s no real ‘free’, people are going to have to pay for it” through higher taxes.

Ranking the States on Taxes
The Tax Foundation has an interesting report out today doing just that. It focuses on the tax climate for businesses in particular but ends up being far broader; in fact, individual income and sales taxes account for more than half of the scoring system. The best state is Wyoming, the worst New Jersey.

Democrats in Virginia Target State’s Right to Work Law for Repeal
Virginia was among the first states to enact a Right to Work (RTW) statute following the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947. The law protects workers who are compelled to accept union representation under the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) against being fired for a refusal to pay union dues. The labor movement, which has thrived on legal coercion since the days of the New Deal, hates RTW laws since it wants to maximize its monetary haul from workers. Much of that haul is then recycled into helping Democrats win elections.

 

International

 

Brexit deal legislation published by UK government
The bill will get its second reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

Venezuela’s Water System is Collapsing
To understand how far it has deteriorated, The New York Times ran tests and found dangerous levels of bacteria.

On Mexican State Collapse
I think the questions raised by El Anti-Pozolero, below, might require more urgent attention than we seem to be able to muster these days. I cannot say whether he’s right: I haven’t set foot in Mexico in more than twenty years. But worthy of our thought? It sure looks that way from the news.

Chile on edge as worst unrest in three decades claims 11 lives
More clashes likely after Piñera expands state of emergency following “weekend of rage”

A Million People Are Jailed at China’s Gulags. I Managed to Escape. Here’s What Really Goes on Inside
Rape, torture and human experiments. Sayragul Sauytbay offers firsthand testimony from a Xinjiang ‘reeducation’ camp

Faithful Catholics Throw Amazonian Idols Displayed in the Vatican into the Tiber River
The Amazon Synod has been full of scandal. It started when the opening ceremony in the Vatican garden was full of earth worship and what appeared to be idol worship happening right in front of the pope with his blessing. One doesn’t have to be an art major to recognize ancient fertility goddesses.

Venezuela’s Guaido holds ‘exploratory’ talks with China, Russia: envoy
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido has asked China and Russia to help end a political crisis crippling the Latin American country during “exploratory” talks, his diplomatic representative in Brazil said Monday.

Trans Provocateur Loses Legal Battle to Force Women to Wax His Genitals
On Tuesday, Jessica Yaniv, a biological male who identifies as a woman, lost his legal battle to force women to give him a Brazilian wax. After multiple female estheticians refused to wax his genitals because of his male anatomy, he filed human rights complaints, claiming that they engaged in discrimination against him due to his transgender identity.

University staff tear down pro-Hong Kong posters authorized by student government
File a complaint if you want, spokesperson says

All About the Money: Why Hong Kong Matters So Much to China
Hong Kong’s attachment to Western-style values has drawn Beijing into a political crisis, but the city is a valuable gateway into the global financial system

Liberals take losses but win enough in Quebec and Ontario to form minority government
Conservatives win popular vote with Alberta and Saskatchewan near sweep, but finish 2nd in seats

Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflation
Motorists in socialist Venezuela have long enjoyed the world’s cheapest gasoline, with fuel so heavily subsidized that a full tank these days costs a tiny fraction of a U.S. penny. But the economy is in such shambles that drivers are now paying for fill-ups with a little food, a candy bar or just a cigarette.

No Canada Redux: An Election Autopsy
The results of the October 21, 2019 election have served to confirm that Canada is a lost cause. Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau, a very silly person who likes bobbing around in Indian costumes, praying in mosques robed in a white thawb, and uttering idiocies like “We don’t say mankind, we say peoplekind,” who pranced about in blackface and flaunting a genital banana, and who is guilty of two ethics violations which he wears like a badge of honor, has been re-elected, albeit with a minority government. With 157 seats the Liberals fell 13 short of majority status.

Western anger was hot before Monday’s election. Now it’s molten
Ontario and Quebec have once again determined who holds the levers of power, and who is left standing in line, or out in the cold altogether

Uncommon Knowledge: Jimmy Lai and the Fight for Freedom in Hong Kong
In this special edition of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, recorded in front of a live audience at the Hoover Institution, I interview Jimmy Lai, an entrepreneur and a leader in the fight to preserve democracy in Hong Kong. Lai describes the struggles he has endured, including having his home fire-bombed, his family harassed, and his business threatened by the Chinese Communist Party.

#WEXIT: Western Canada separatism explodes on social media
Following the reelection of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister with a Liberal minority, #Wexit, or Western exit (a play on Brexit), immediately began trending on Twitter, with separatist accounts gaining thousands of new followers.

British univ. decides CLAPPING isn’t inclusive enough
The student council at Oxford University in the United Kingdom has approved a motion intended to dissuade students from clapping.

Police response to ‘transphobic’ stickers branded ‘extraordinary’
A police force has been accused of “incredible irresponsibility” for treating the display of transphobic stickers around Oxford as a “serious crime”.

Malaysia bans comic book for being pro-China and ‘promoting communism’
Issues of a comic book about China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have been seized in Malaysia after the government said it “promotes communism and socialism and its content could cause confusion.”

 

Opinion

 

A Rock in the Storm: The Heritage Foundation’s Principles of Conservatism
President Donald Trump has championed many conservative principles, but his presidency has unleashed a battle for the soul of American conservatism. Early this year, Fox News host Tucker Carlson set forth a populist vision. In June, Sohrab Ahmari attacked David French, calling for an aggressive and reactionary vision. Some conservatives have adopted a #NeverTrump stance that often leads them to embrace liberal policy goals and far-left politicians.

Howard Zinn lied about Christopher Columbus. Here’s how.
Howard Zinn rode to fame and fortune on the “untold story” of Christopher Columbus-a shocking tale of severed hands, raped women, and gentle, enslaved people worked to death to slake the white Europeans’ lust for gold.

Taiwan built high-speed rail, why can’t California?: Joe Mathews
When it comes to fast trains, a California consensus has hardened: High-speed rail is beyond us.

Not Less Religion, Just Different Religion
The Pew Poll tells us that society is secularizing — particularly among the young — and who can deny it? That is one reason that the free expression of religion is under such intense pressure in the West.

How to restore Washington State’s ban on racial preferences
Way back in 1998, voters in the State of Washington approved Initiative 200 by a margin 58 to 42 percent. Initiative 200 was a clone of California’s Proposition 209. It prohibited the state from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.

Holding Coalitions Together, Today and in 1840s Britain
Lessons for conservatives from Disraeli and the Victorian Tories

Surviving a Winter Power Outage – How to Stay Warm
Let’s face it, heating your home during a long-term power outage is probably one of the biggest challenges that a homeowner facing the cold winter has to overcome. You have to keep your body temperature in the normal range i.e. above 95 F (35 C) or hypothermia will start to set in.

7 Leftist Words in a Dictionary Near You
Consider yourself lucky if you started learning English before last year. With Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s addition of 1,373 new words and 4,000 revisions since 2018, you got in on the ground floor.

Allowing pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo to override plain common sense
I have said, many times, that every bird, every reptile, and every mammal has the ability to recognize males and females among their own species; it is a necessary quality for sexually reproducing species. Only Western liberals have managed to “educate” this ability out of themselves.

Is The Anti-Pope An Antichrist?
Like the Roman Republic and Roman Empire before it, the Catholic Church has always been open to absorbing local customs into it’s bosom to help in it’s efforts at Conversion, but it has never, ever, allowed said customs to violate Basic Church Doctrine.

Pelosi Must Open the Hearings
I am no great believer in the wisdom of “We the People,” but the people still must be consulted from time to time. This is one of those times. The impeachment of Donald Trump would represent the effective nullification of the 2016 presidential election; that the Democrats have been laying the groundwork for impeaching Trump since before he was sworn in rather than in response to some particular episode or disclosure forces us to think of it that way. Which is why, as I argue today, Nancy Pelosi must bring these hearings out of the shadows and into the light of public scrutiny.

What’s to Blame for the Transgender Epidemic Hysteria?
The case of a 7-year-old Texas boy who will begin transitioning into a girl despite his father’s objections has generated wide public interest.

To quash or not to quash
Many years ago, I was defending a case in which, had it gone to trial, a major figure (who was not the defendant) would publicly have been accused of serious, indeed criminal, wrongdoing. Fortunately, on the brink of trial, I was able to uncover evidence that led to the case being dismissed on a technicality.

Where Does the Impulse to Vilify America and the West Come From?
When I first took up my teaching post in 1968, a bright undergraduate said to me, “North American culture is the most corrupt in the world.” I was rather shocked to hear this, having just returned from a year of ethnographic research in the Middle East, where arguably there are many more serious problems. The only reply I could manage was, “Where else have you been?” Of course, he had not been anywhere else.

The closing of the conservative mind: Politics and the art of war
Rather than being the creation of a fanatical Eurosceptic minority, Tory populism is a sign that the Conservative Party is reinventing itself again just as Britain becomes ungovernable.

What Katie can do
Rep. Katie Hill is one of the bright young things who restored Nancy Pelosi to the high office of Speaker of the House as a result of the mid-term elections. She is 32 years old. She sits as vice chair of the House Oversight Committee and a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

Normalizing Polyamory
When I was in Hungary this past summer, I interviewed a married couple who had grown up in the 1950s and 1960s. One thing they told me was that the propaganda they were all fed constantly told them that the standards they had grown up with, and the customs, were all backward and needed to be cast aside to open the door for the progressive future.

Tim Ryan Dropping Out Shows the Woke Left’s Control over Democrats
Making the click-through worthwhile: While Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign proved to be not all that consequential, the reaction of Democrats to what he was saying is extremely consequential; why John Durham is now the most interesting man in the world; and a big name hopes to drop in for the fifth game of this year’s World Series.

Free speech means defending language you don’t like
There is a renewed effort today by overzealous politicians who think they know better than everyone else to punish speech of which they disapprove. However, censorship is not the answer. To live in a truly free society means defending all speech, even that which you don’t like.

Is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy the Cause of Parents Pushing Kids to Become Transsexual?
It seems almost inconceivable that a good parent would simply accept it when their small child claims to be a different gender. Small children have famously bad judgment. What parent would simply accept it if their 7-year-old child said he was getting a tattoo, planned to stay out all night or was going to drive the car to the toy store? Yet, these are all very minor decisions compared to trying to change your gender. Especially, when you’re talking about an age when children frequently pretend to be things.

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