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From Icon to Just a Con

From Icon to Just a Con

  By Victor Davis Hanson Most of us who came of age in the 1970s revered the university—even as it was still reeling from 1960s protests and beginning a process that resulted in its present chaos and disrepute. Americans of the G.I. Bill-era first enshrined the idea of upward mobility through the bachelor’s degree—the assumed […]

Liberals Continue Gunning for Our Freedoms

Liberals Continue Gunning for Our Freedoms

  by Raynard Jackson As I constantly say, one of the central tenants of liberalism is “intent,” not results.  It goes a little something like this: “We created welfare in the sixties to help women with children, even though it mandated the removal of the father from the home.  We didn’t know it would destroy the […]

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers – World War II Rages on in Minds of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers – World War II Rages on in Minds of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

  By Victor Davis Hanson   World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and the United States locked in a Cold […]

War in All But Name as US State Department Offers Bribes to Pirates

War in All But Name as US State Department Offers Bribes to Pirates

  by Thomas L. Knapp If at first you don’t succeed, spread some money around. The Financial Times reports that the US State Department is offering cash bribes to captains of Iranian ships if they sail those ships into ports where the US government can seize them. The offers are funded from a “Rewards for […]

Beach Blanket Babylon — San Francisco Lost

Beach Blanket Babylon — San Francisco Lost

  Richard Eber, California Political News and Views Back in 1974 when Steve Silver assembled a motley crew of street performers to put together the first performance of what was to be Beach Blanket Babylon; no one ever dreamed this show would run for almost 46 years. Sadly, it is slated to close on December 31, 2019. Its […]

Trump Didn’t Start the War in Afghanistan, But He Owns It

Trump Didn’t Start the War in Afghanistan, But He Owns It

  by Thomas L. Knapp National Security Advisor John Bolton became the latest American casualty of Washington’s 18-year war in Afghanistan on September 10, fired by US president Donald Trump shortly after Trump announced that he had planned, but was canceling, a meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David to ink a “peace deal.” Firing […]

President Trump’s “Grand Bargain” on Guns

President Trump’s “Grand Bargain” on Guns

  By Wayne Allyn Root   Guns are in the news again. Democrats shamelessly use every mass shooting tragedy as an opportunity to take away the God-given and Constitution-given rights of gun owning Americans. Never forget what Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”  Also, never forget […]

Teacher union mandates lead to teacher shortages

Teacher union mandates lead to teacher shortages

By Larry Sand . In my post last week, I gave ample proof that the claim of a nationwide teacher shortage is bogus. For example, in California, where the  teachers unions insist that teachers are “leaving the profession in unprecedented numbers,” there is no widespread shortage. In fact, according to the California Department of Education, there are shortages in […]

Green New Deal comes to Fruition

Green New Deal comes to Fruition

  Richard Eber, California Political News and Views Welcome to the Green New Deal implemented during the first term of President Kamala Harris and her Vice President Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.  They won by a landslide in 2028 when the country decided they wanted to follow the example of Cuba and Venezuela by becoming a Socialist […]

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers – Israel’s Good and Bad New Realities

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers –  Israel’s Good and Bad New Realities

By Victor Davis Hanson   New alliances with Arab nations are positive but unstable, and old enemies are most dangerous when in a weakened state. One of the most radical changes in the labyrinth of the Middle East is the near cessation of the old formal hostility of the Arab nations to Israel. That does […]

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