Michael Barone: The violent political Left

Michael Barone: The violent political Left

By Michael Barone Violence is in the air these days. It was visible to the world in Manchester, Birmingham and London in the days before the British general election June 8. It was visible on the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning as a Donald Trump hater and Bernie Sanders volunteer took a […]

California’s bogus ‘renewable energy’

California’s bogus ‘renewable energy’

By Norman Rogers / Heartland Institute California has declared that 50% of electricity in the state must come from renewable sources by 2030. California’s definition of renewable sources is bizarre and heavily influenced by the ideas of the green left. For example, most hydro electricity is not considered renewable, even though hydro uses no fuel and emits […]

U.S. trying to criminalize Free Speech – again

U.S. trying to criminalize Free Speech – again

By Judith Bergman / Gatestone Institute On April 4, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States”. The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and […]

Seattle gun tax misfires

Seattle gun tax misfires

From Personal Liberty Digest A tax on guns on and ammunition in Seattle ostensibly designed to reduce the number of shootings and generate revenue for the “study of the root causes of gun violence” is misfiring. Shootings in the city are up, tax revenues are falling far short of predictions and gun and ammunition business […]

Georgia Supreme Court moves to protect Constitutional rights of its citizens

Georgia Supreme Court moves to protect Constitutional rights of its citizens

From the Goldwater Institute The Georgia Supreme Court has made clear that state officials can be sued individually to stop them from enforcing laws that violate the state constitution—but lawsuits against the state itself are not allowed. The decision affirms a lower court’s dismissal of a case, but paves the way forward for future lawsuits […]

Pennsylvania pension reform seen by some as example for other states

Pennsylvania pension reform seen by some as example for other states

From Watchdog.org A bipartisan pension reform plan signed into law Monday by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf could provide a model for other states with high pension liabilities to pull out of the fiscal sinkhole, pension experts say. Under the plan signed by the state’s Democratic governor and passed by the Republican legislature, new employees hired […]

Massive reductions in global poverty are happening

Massive reductions in global poverty are happening

By Charles Hughes / FEE he escape from destitution and uncertainty of subsistence farming is one of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. More people live longer, healthier, more peaceful lives today than anytime in the past. Recognizing the enormous, positive effect of this gradual transformation is an important tonic to the narrative of […]

Brexit puts Gibraltar’s British subjects in bind

Brexit puts Gibraltar’s British subjects in bind

GIBRALTAR | Negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union starting this week are likely to prove long and difficult, but perhaps nowhere will they be more disruptive than on this rock outcropping/colony of 32,000 British subjects that juts out of Spain’s southern tip. Brexit is casting uncertainty for communities throughout the United Kingdom and […]

Iran may replace Qatar as the main funder of Hamas

Iran may replace Qatar as the main funder of Hamas

From Israpundit … an escalation of violence. Hamas in Gaza is in serious trouble and could be becoming Iran’s next proxy army as a result of a crisis in the relations with the Palestinian Authority and the new isolation of Qatar, which has been Hamas’ main sponsor over the past few years. The crisis in […]