• California Supreme Court Smacks Down Ballot Initiative to Split State Into 3

    California Supreme Court Smacks Down Ballot Initiative to Split State Into 3

    The Supreme Court of California struck down a ballot initiative Wednesday to divide the state into three states—California, Northern California, and Southern California.

    Proposition 9, which qualified for the November ballot with 402,468 signatures on June 12, would have appeared on the ballot in the general election, but will no longer be an issue residents of the state can vote on, according to ABC News.

    The Planning and Conservation League, an environmental organization, opposed this measure and sued California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Cal 3 founder and venture capital investor Tim Draper on July 9. The organization believes the initiative would in effect abolish the state constitution, something that cannot be lawfully enacted by a ballot measure vote, according to ABC News. READ MORE...

  • Facebook Removes Death Threats Toward Republicans After Lawmaker Calls It Out

    Facebook Removes Death Threats Toward Republicans After Lawmaker Calls It Out

    Facebook removed a page Tuesday that posted incitements to violence and implied death threats after a Republican lawmaker called the company out.

    During a hearing Tuesday with representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida asked Facebook’s head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, why the social media giant hasn’t removed the page, “Milkshakes against the Republican Party,” for its calls to violence against Republicans.

    “Do you remember the shooting at the Republican baseball game? One of those should happen every week,” one post read, referring to the attempted assassination of GOP members, which almost killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. Bickert read the post back to Gaetz at the hearing. READ MORE...

  • Lawmakers Suggest Litigious Environmentalists Help China, Hurt National Security

    Lawmakers Suggest Litigious Environmentalists Help China, Hurt National Security

    Environmental advocacy groups that take the Defense Department to court appear to operate as foreign agents working to help China and undermine the U.S. Navy and America’s military readiness in the Asia-Pacific region, congressional leaders suggest.

    Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., chairman of the oversight and investigations subcommittee,  called on two environmental groups to submit documents that “identify any policies or procedures” the groups took to ensure compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act. READ MORE...

  • This Bill Would Ease ‘Recovered’ Species Off the Endangered List

    This Bill Would Ease ‘Recovered’ Species Off the Endangered List

    It will be easier to take wildlife off the endangered and threatened lists if Congress passes a bill introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.

    “The Endangered Species Act has been used as a sword instead of a shield,” Biggs told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

    His bill would streamline the process of removing a species from the endangered list if the nation’s secretary of the interior “receives an objective, measurable, and scientific study demonstrating a species has recovered,” the Arizona Republican said in a press release. READ MORE...

  • The Media Finds Conservative Leaders Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    The Media Finds Conservative Leaders Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    These men are considered guilty by association for being in proximity of wrongdoing that took place almost 30 years ago.

    Allegedly, Jordan took no action as a young assistant wrestling coach regarding sexual misconduct of the team’s doctor. And Kavanaugh was a law clerk for a judge later accused of sexual harassment.

    There will be questions to Kavanaugh during his confirmations hearings, which will relegate these absurd insinuations to the trash where they belong. But Jordan is an influential conservative congressman, and he is being hurt. READ MORE...

  • MS-13 Threatens the Legitimacy of Salvadoran Government

    MS-13 Threatens the Legitimacy of Salvadoran Government

    In a recent poll, residents of El Salvador were asked, “Who runs your country?” Forty-two percent reported gangs, while only 12 percent said the government.

    These results reveal a huge problem for El Salvador: The public’s lack of trust in its government threatens to dismantle the country’s democracy and stability.

    MS-13 is a dominant force in Salvadoran affairs. Outside the U.S., MS-13’s largest presence is in Central America, particularly in the northern triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. READ MORE...

  • The ACLU Has Basically Quit Defending The Constitution

    The ACLU Has Basically Quit Defending The Constitution

    The American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that once so rigidly adhered to the neutral principles in the Constitution that it famously defended the right of a neo-Nazi group to march through the Jewish-laden Chicago suburb of Skokie, has been increasingly rejiggering its positions to correspond with the Left’s hard lurch towards cafeteria constitutionalism.

    This week, for example, one of its senior policy analysts came up with an imaginative rationalization for limiting gun rights. “The wide availability of guns and their misuse is leading to restrictions on Americans’ freedom,” the organization tweeted this week, “and that needs to be part of the firearms debate.” The piece the tweet links to makes a, “A Pro-Liberty Case for Gun Restrictions,” which, though it’s become a tediously misused cliché over the years, can only be described as Orwellian. READ MORE...

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