USA #1 “Drill, Baby, Drill”

Readers of pre-millennial vintage may recall the 2008 presidential campaign when Republicans and especially Sarah Palin picked up the chant “drill, baby, drill” as a response to soaring oil prices. The theme was much derided, not least by Barack Obama, who as late as 2012 called it “a slogan, a gimmick, and a bumper sticker” […]

Why is Liberal California the Poverty Capital?

The one party state is beginning to unravel. From The LA Times: Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, […]

Damore Lawsuit vs. Google

Can you imagine working in this super powerful company? From The Federalist: This article quotes communications that contain obscene language. The lawsuit James Damore filed against Google on Monday provides a fascinating glimpse into the way the company and many of its employees see the workplace in terms of a demographic hierarchy, and what happens to those […]

Apple’s Battery Scandal

  Apple is pushing customer loyalty in many areas and it is risky. They build in obsolescence by pushing new OS phones that cannot take the larger demands, hiding flaws in the batteries, shipping laptops that can not be opened and upgraded. Where are the environmentalists on these wasteful issues? From Business Insider: Apple made a […]

Free Market Debate 1st Things vs. Acton

An interesting debate between the Fr Sirico of the Acton Institute and Reno of 1st Things  From Catholic Vote: Francis Fukuyama bears a heavy burden: He wrote the most premature obituary in history. He declared the end of the Cold War marked “the end of history,” ushering in a new era of unopposed democratic capitalism. […]

City Bike Lanes Cause Traffic and Pollution

Cycling lanes consume more space than they free up, add to pollution, and drain the public purse. The bicycle has come a long way since the 1980s when bicycle advocacy groups (my group, Energy Probe, among them) lobbied against policies that discriminated against cyclists. In the language of the day, the bicycle epitomized “appropriate technology”: It […]

Urban Playgrounds for Liberal Elites

Interesting article by a professor at Chapman. From City Journal: The revival of America’s core cities is one of the most celebrated narratives of our time—yet, perhaps paradoxically, urban progress has also created a growing problem of increasing inequality and middle-class flight. Once exemplars of middle-class advancement, most major American cities are now typified by […]

State Taxes Should not be Taxed Twice

A good read…share it….how can we be taxed on income we don’t get to keep?? “Why are conservatives of all people happy to defend a pernicious form of federal tyranny?” From the American Spectator: Recently I wrote in these pages explaining why elimination of the state tax deduction, which seems to have wide support among conservatives, is […]

The Morningstar Mutual Fund’s Mirage

Interesting: “The Wall Street Journal tested Morningstar’s ratings by examining the performance of thousands of funds dating back to 2003, shortly after the company began its current system. Funds that earned high star ratings attracted the vast majority of investor dollars. Most of them failed to perform. Of funds awarded a coveted five-star overall rating, […]

California’s Self Destruction

I, for one, am not abandoning the the state with the greatest God given gifts on Earth! A fifth-generation Californian laments his state’s decline! By Steve Baldwin in The American Spectator It’s not easy watching California self-destruct. After all, my four sons are 6th generation Californians. One relative of ours journeyed here prior to the […]

Soros Shifts $18 Billion His Alinskyite Foundation

 This is terrible news. Our country is being torn apart by this Alinskyite. Use the search feaure for other articles on this evil mans actions. From Newsmax: Left-wing financier George Soros just nearly tripled the size of his foundation by adding an additional $18 billion in assets. The foundation has funded liberal activism on immigration, […]