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Here Are 9 Lame Excuses Politicians Gave For Breaking Their Own COVID Rules

Here Are 9 Lame Excuses Politicians Gave For Breaking Their Own COVID Rules

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . Democratic lawmakers caught violating their own COVID-19 restrictions have attempted to explain away their actions in public apologies. Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer apologized Sunday after she was caught dining maskless indoors with a dozen people, violating her own COVID-19 restrictions, saying, “we didn’t stop to think about […]

Politicians: A Necessary Demystification

Politicians: A Necessary Demystification

  by Thomas L. Knapp Politicians are people with jobs and with bosses. On its face that seems like a relatively uncontroversial statement, but I’m always surprised at how much time people spend looking for high principle in the decisions politicians make instead of considering the mundane dynamics of political employment. In a recent column, […]

Politicians Are Calling For A Ban On Silencers. Here’s What You Need To Know

Politicians Are Calling For A Ban On Silencers. Here’s What You Need To Know

Whitney Tipton | Reporter . Law enforcement officials recovered a silencer from the scene of Friday’s deadly shooting in Virginia Beach. Several politicians have since called for outright bans on private possession of the devices. Here are key facts about suppressors/silencers. Politicians are calling for a ban on silencers after a disgruntled Virginia Beach, Virginia, […]

Calvary Chapel pastor:  “Our politicians are declaring themselves gods”

Calvary Chapel pastor:  “Our politicians are declaring themselves gods”

    By Pastor Jack Hibbs CHINO HILLS—“It is now becoming illegal for me to counsel, help and pray any transgender person looking for help, out of that lifestyle, said Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel Chino.   “Our legislators are removing hope from people’s lives.  Our politicians are declaring themselves to be gods. “This is an […]

Social Security is the Titanic. 2022 is the Iceberg. Anybody See a Lifeboat?

Social Security is the Titanic. 2022 is the Iceberg. Anybody See a Lifeboat?

  by Thomas L. Knapp In 2022, Social Security’s trustees report, the US government’s retirement income program will begin paying out more in benefits than it receives in tax revenues. By 2034, a year short of its 100th birthday, Social Security’s $3 trillion in reserves will be gone. Benefits will have to be cut by […]

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

    By Paul Driessen It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the […]

Troll Awards

Troll Awards

    By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Most Trolls like to hide their true identities preferring to use aliases whenever possible. This year we are going to bring this adherent behavior out of the closet and bestow well deserved awards to those deserving “bugs on the windshield of life” Welcome to […]

California Politicians Keep Raising the Cost-of-Living

California Politicians Keep Raising the Cost-of-Living

By ED RING Ever since the surprise victory of Donald Trump on November 8th, California’s Democratic leadership have asserted their determination to thwart the Trump agenda. Expect unity and resolve from California’s legislature, where democrats now hold a super-majority in both chambers. Even before Nov. 8th, California’s legislature was a trend-setting force, enacting laws intended […]

War: The Islamic State and Western Politicians Against the Rest of Us

War: The Islamic State and Western Politicians Against the Rest of Us

By Thomas L. Knapp On July 28, London’s Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, aka “the Old Bailey,” announced the conviction of Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary on charges of “inviting support for a proscribed organization” (the Islamic State). He’ll be sentenced, likely to a long stint in prison, in September. On August 18, social […]

Holiday Greetings from Planet Elizabeth Warren

By Thomas L. Knapp It is an election year and I am a political junkie. Therefore my inbox runneth over with political emails. Recently I’ve received numerous such emails (from avowedly “progressive” organizations) alerting me to US Senator Elizabeth Warren’s latest hobbyhorse. “Election Day should be a holiday,” says the Massachusetts Democrat, “so no one […]

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