• Poor Land Management Is Leading to Bigger California Fires

    Poor Land Management Is Leading to Bigger California Fires

    Another year, another set of deadly fires burning up California.

    The devastation is heartbreaking. The “Camp Fire” has almost completely obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise. It’s now officially the deadliest fire in California history. Over 40 people have died.

    Heartbreaking photos capture what Paradise looked like before and after the #CampFire ripped through the Northern California town. https://t.co/WVVuN1hyiP pic.twitter.com/vNWRtohKxU READ MORE...

  • Progressives Want to Burn Down Any Institution That Doesn’t Favor Them at the Moment

    Progressives Want to Burn Down Any Institution That Doesn’t Favor Them at the Moment

    Sometimes progressives do a great job of becoming caricatures of themselves.

    The progressive worldview is marked by a tendency to embrace utopian dreams, and a general disregard for tried and true traditions and institutions.

    Ted Kennedy captured this instinct in 1968 when he said, quoting George Bernard Shaw: “Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.”

    But while laws and norms sometimes need to be changed, there is something to be said for recklessly overturning a system that has been at the heart of the strongest and freest country that’s ever existed. READ MORE...

  • Californians Double Down On Progressivism. Here’s Why It’s a Problem for Red State Neighbors.

    Californians Double Down On Progressivism. Here’s Why It’s a Problem for Red State Neighbors.

    Much of the nation saw political shake-ups on Tuesday. Not so in California.

    The Golden State continued its trend of drifting increasingly to the left.

    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, easily defeated Republican businessman, John Cox, to become the state’s 40th governor, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein retained her Senate seat. She was up against another Democrat due to the state’s “jungle primary” system.

    Democrats also picked up seats in Congress and the state legislature, while progressives generally prevailed on the litany of state ballot initiatives. A proposition that would have repealed the new state gas tax went down in defeat. READ MORE...

  • Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

    Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

    Americans aren’t fans of their media.

    A recent poll shows that while many Americans find President Donald Trump divisive, even more find the media to be divisive.

    A Politico/Morning Consult poll showed that 56 percent of Americans think Trump has done more to divide the country, while 64 percent of Americans think the media has done more.

    Only 17 percent of respondents said that they thought the national media has done more to unite the country.

    There were sharp partisan divisions over whether Trump has worked to unite or divide the country, but Americans across the political spectrum gave the media low marks. READ MORE...

  • Media Should Examine Itself Before Blaming Trump for ‘Climate of Hate’

    Media Should Examine Itself Before Blaming Trump for ‘Climate of Hate’

    Members of the media and their allies on the left should look in the mirror—or at least take a moment for the country to mourn tragedy—before blaming violence and incivility on President Donald Trump and conservatives in general.

    They certainly haven’t done that in the last few weeks.

    First, authorities arrested a seemingly disturbed man in connection to pipe bombs that were mailed to CNN and prominent Democratic politicians.

    Then, last weekend, a Jewish congregation was attacked by a raving anti-Semite, who killed 11 people and wounded six others before police apprehended him. READ MORE...

  • The Left Goes Full Open Borders

    The Left Goes Full Open Borders

    It wasn’t long ago that both sides of the aisle believed America’s border laws should be enforced.

    As President Donald Trump pointed out on Twitter, even former President Barack Obama, at least rhetorically, said that illegal immigrants couldn’t be let into the country en masse and without restrictions. (He said that as a senator.)

    “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants into this country,” Obama said. READ MORE...

  • The Reckless Coverage of Kavanaugh Allegations Is Why Americans Don’t Trust the Media

    The Reckless Coverage of Kavanaugh Allegations Is Why Americans Don’t Trust the Media

    The last few weeks of coverage of the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been a perfect example of why the American people don’t trust the media.

    The sheer breadth of wild and reckless reporting on the situation has been extraordinary, even by the media’s increasingly low standards.

    There have been a staggering number of backtracks and incidences of simply false reporting.

    NBC published a social media post by one of Kavanaugh’s classmates, Christina King Miranda, saying: This incident did happen. Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details. However Christine’s vivid recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true.” READ MORE...