Written by Victor Davis Hanson
City Journal, the urban policy magazine of choice.
California’s once-exemplary legislature now manages to be both trivial and destructive.
In January, California governor Jerry Brown, responding to one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, declared a state of emergency. The state legislature, ...
Written by Bob Dane
The window is closing fast for so-called immigration reform to pass this year. The House will be in session for only 30 more days between now and the August recess, while the Senate has 40 work days left. As such – and we’ve been here ...
Written by Right Side News
It's hard to think of a more important member of the Republican establishment than the Chamber of Commerce. The very name conjures up Republican cultural values and economic goals — business, the free enterprise system, industriousness, delay of gratification, risk taking, resilience — even profit ...
Written by Chuck Baldwin
What is now called the Tea Party began in 2007 as a loosely-organized yet highly-motivated grassroots support effort for Congressman Ron Paul's bid for the White House. Since those early days, a lot has happened to the Tea Party.
Written by Stanley Renshon,
The Republican establishment, as it might be called, consists of its "professional class" — past and present political office holders, consultants, pundits, heads of various Republican constituency groups, and associated think tanks and personnel. Collectively, they might be considered the ...
Written by Arnold Ahlert
On Wednesday, Democrats deigned to join Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi, primarily to protect Hillary Clinton’s reputation in particular, and the Obama administration’s in general. Toward that end they will likely do what they always do whenever their ...
Written by Stanley Renshon
One of the most basic forms of self-sabotage is unnecessary warfare among parties that essentially agree with each other. However, another form of self-sabotage is denying that important differences exist among like-minded parties and not clarifying them so the differences can receive a fair ...
Written by Dr. Steven J. Allen
[Continuing series from the Capital Research Center on deception in politics and policy.]
Last week we took a look at the Obama administration’s deception campaign about Benghazi and Al Qaeda.
A key part of that con involves Boko Haram, the Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group that ...
Written by Stanley Renshon
Rushing to pass a Republican immigration bill in the House before August makes no policy or political sense for a number of reasons. There is little time left to reach agreement among Republicans. The congressional elections are only four months away and Republicans will be a much better position ...