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Signs Of Intelligent Life In The California GOP’s Existence?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 28, 2020

When considering the present-day struggles of California Republicans keep in mid the Chinese adage “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (1,000 miles, by the way, a little further than the Golden State’s 840-mile coastline).

In the News

Opinion: Dave Rubin, Rethinking Politics, And The Importance Of Talking To Each Other

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Times of San Diego
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Here is the question of the day: Can we talk to each other — in person and on social media? Shouldn’t we talk about the values that define our country, about the laws that regulate our lives, and the way our taxes are spent? Enter Dave Rubin, the author of Don’t Burn This Book. He’s a cheeky conversationalist who has come out of two closets, suffering more for coming out as a classical liberal than for being gay.

In the News

The Londoner: Cummings Turns Boris Into... Lady Macbeth

quoting Andrew Robertsvia London Evening Standard
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Andrew Roberts, Churchill’s biographer, says Boris Johnson is having a “Lady Macbeth moment” over Dominic Cummings. He explained his comment, saying: “You’ve waded through so much blood you might as well carry on a bit further because to go back would be disastrous.”

In the News

Fact Check: Do Republican Presidents Oversee Recessions And Dems Oversee Recoveries?

quoting Timothy Kanevia USA Today
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The claim: 'Every GOP administration since Reagan has overseen a recession while every Democratic administration since then has overseen a strong recovery and economic boom.'

In the News

The Pacific Deterrence Initiative: Peace Through Strength In The Indo-Pacific

quoting General Jim Mattisvia War on the Rocks
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The credibility of American deterrence rests on a simple foundation. America prevents wars by convincing its adversaries they cannot win. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said it succinctly: Deterrence is achieved when the enemy decides, “Not today. You, militarily, cannot win it, so don’t even try it.” Currently, in the Indo-Pacific, that foundation of deterrence is crumbling as an increasingly aggressive China continues its comprehensive military modernization.
Analysis and Commentary

The Progressive 'Brights' Are Pretty Dim

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The current virus crisis, the utopian faith -- and the road lined with mountains of human corpses.

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson Slams Democrats As The 'Party Of Superstition And Faith-Based Information'

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson told "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday that Democratic governors have lost all credibility as they continue to demand that their constituents accept drastic restrictions in the name of protecting their community.

In the News

Coronavirus Response A 'Massive Policy Screwup' But Not Trump's Fault: Niall Ferguson

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The U.S. response to the novel coronavirus divides many Americans along partisan lines. Democrats criticize President Donald Trump for a mismanaged response with grave consequences, and Republicans defend him, downplaying the need for social distancing and measures that ensure it.

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Airlines And Information

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Airlines are in big trouble. Even after reopening, nobody wants to fly, perceiving them as dangerous.

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The Spreading Debt Virus — 5 Potential Cures For $30 Trillion Problem

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The current U.S. budget deficit could soon exceed a record $4 trillion. The massive borrowing is being driven both by prior budget profligacy and a hurried effort by the Donald Trump administration to pump liquidity into a quarantined America.