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“Secure the Border”: Politician-Speak for “I’m a Tyrant Who Thinks You’re an Idiot”

“Secure the Border”: Politician-Speak for “I’m a Tyrant Who Thinks You’re an Idiot”

. . By Thomas L. Knapp About 30 years ago, in southern California, US Border Patrol officers pulled over the vehicle I was riding in to search for “illegal immigrants.” They carefully checked the ID of each occupant in the vehicle. Yes, all 30 or so of us. The vehicle was a bus marked “US […]

Analysis: Both parties’ front-runners extend their advantages

Analysis: Both parties’ front-runners extend their advantages

The presidential race will go on for months, but both parties’ front-runners leaped closer Tuesday to becoming nominees. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton won every state up for grabs, but they won most of them, and in doing so extended advantages they already had in delegates and momentum. Trump was projected to win at […]

Trump, Clinton, big winners of Super Tuesday primaries

Trump, Clinton, big winners of Super Tuesday primaries

By George Miller With some races still close to call, Clinton and Trump are the big winners for respective Democrat and Republican primaries in 13 states in what is known as “Super Tuesday,” the single biggest primary day of the election. Sanders won a few, as did Cruz. Rubio won only in Minnesota.   State Repub Dem […]

Jim Webb: Self-Styled Insurgent

Jim Webb: Self-Styled Insurgent

We saw Jim Webb up close for the first time at the Las Vegas Democrat debate on Tuesday. Here’s one presidential candidate who’s been under our radar and is definitely a different breed of cat.- CitizensJournal.us   You get one guess: Which Democratic presidential candidate was a combat Marine, secretary of the Navy under President […]

Socialism: National Review Should Talk

Socialism: National Review Should Talk

  . By Thomas L. Knapp Sometimes partisan reactions to political event prove more informational than the events themselves. The first Democratic presidential debate was a yawner. We learned little that we didn’t already know about the five participating candidates. But we learned something important from conservative columnist Jim Geraghty of National Review: “America Now […]

Their Own Worst Enemy: Dem Squabble Stalls California Minimum Wage Bill

Feelin’ the Bern

Feelin’ the Bern

By Sheryl Hamlin In a critical 1958 interview between Mike Wallace and Aldous Huxley, whose futuristic novel Brave New World written in 1932 foretold a dystopian, information driven top-down society ruled by an oligarchy of propaganda creators, Huxley cites the oligarchy of the Soviet Union whose members had a high standard of living filled with […]

Union grip on CA elections slips

Union grip on CA elections slips

With Obama’s Help, House Passes Boehner’s Amnesty-Funding Cromnibus Bill

With Obama’s Help, House Passes Boehner’s Amnesty-Funding Cromnibus Bill

Obama Goes it alone- Cartoonist Chip Bok

Obama Goes it alone- Cartoonist Chip Bok