Ever since we first heard about the tragic mass shooting at a South Florida school, seemingly each new day has brought sickening new revelations of all the many ways in which it could have been prevented, but authorities failed to act.
California is getting a hard lesson in the Constitution’s supremacy clause, which states that when state laws and state constitutions conflict with the federal laws and Constitution, federal law prevails.
The combination of stagnant wages and inflation has made it harder and harder for the poor and middle class to keep their heads above water. A new study by the Economic Policy Institute reveals what they’ve had to do to survive.
President Trump has signed a memo instructing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations banning bump stock devices that convert legal semi-automatic rifles into fast-firing automatic rifles.
To those who recoil at the idea of teachers with concealed carry permits or armed guards in schools, and who think future mass shootings can be stopped if we just add a few more laws to the books, I’d say this:
There’s an old saying attributed to Mark Twain or Benjamin Disraeli, that there are three kinds of lies: “Lies, damned lies and statistics.” One damnably dishonest statistic that’s being quoted far and wide in the media in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida is a claim by the pro-gun control group “Everytown for Gun Safety” that there have been 291 school shootings in America since 2013.
A cliché has arisen among those who are trying to politicize tragic school shootings like the one this week in Florida by blaming guns, Republicans, the NRA or the Second Amendment, that America is the “only place where this happens.”
Maybe Banks’ real problem wasn’t that he smoked pot once four years ago. Maybe it was that he was honest and admitted it. From what I’ve seen of Washington, violating drug laws is no big deal, but being that honest is a career-killer.
The White House press secretary (full disclosure: I know her pretty well) explained the discrepancy between claims that the FBI informed the White House of allegations of domestic abuse against former aide Rob Porter earlier than reported and the White House’s claim that they accepted his resignation just 24 hours after learning about them.
What do you think of the official portraits of former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama that have just been unveiled? If you haven’t seen them yet, take a little time to check them out and think about them, and then we’ll talk.
Here’s some “change” that will help give “hope” of survival to American businesses and to due process rights. The Trump Justice Department just put new limits on so-called “guidance documents” issued by federal agencies.
When the New York Times published its expose on “American spies” handing over a cash down payment of $100,000 for stolen NSA cyberweapons (otherwise known as “hacking tools”), along with a promise of dirt on President Trump that the spies claimed not to want, its look into the shadowy world of international espionage provided a look –- perhaps inadvertent –- into the shady and questionable nature of information given to the FBI by Christopher Steele.
At last, Nancy Pelosi has a reason to chant, “We’re Number One!” The number one place in America for “out-migration,” with the biggest negative gap between people moving in and moving out, is her congressional district, the San Francisco Bay area. One driving factor for the mass exodus is stratospheric housing costs due to all the Silicon Valley tech money.
“If It Weren’t For Double Standards…” Dept: At this link is a round-up of quotes from top Democrats who are now blasting President Trump as a wannabe Hitler/Stalin/Kim Jong Un for proposing a military parade.
The budget agreement passed without an unrelated DACA agreement, which made Nancy Pelosi’s eight-hour filibuster to demand such a deal seem even more baffling than it already was.
Kudos to the Virginia legislature for passing a new law protecting private information from political organizations.
There’s an interesting sidelight to the revelation of politically-charged texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
Bermuda just became the first nation on Earth to reverse its legalization of same-sex marriage.
The House just passed a bill that rolls back some of the strict Obama-era regulations requiring restaurants to list calorie counts and other nutritional information on menus. And as always happens when a regulation is loosened, some people are yelling that people will DIE!
Monday, a state judge rejected a request by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing to slap a restraining order on Christian baker Cathy Miller of Bakersfield, to force her to make same-sex wedding cakes.
You know California’s politics have become far-out left when even the Washington Post is taking note of it and warning that we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
President Trump tweeted over the weekend that the economy is booming, wages are going up, Americans are getting bonuses and jobs are being created like crazy, but all the media want to talk about is “Russia, Russia, Russia” – and you can carp that his tweets aren’t “presidential,” but please don’t argue that he got that one wrong.
One of the big news stories of the week was the State of the Union address and President Trump presented a speech that was both inspirational and aspirational.