American Spectator

California Can’t Fix Its Housing Problems

Sacramento Even California’s liberal Democrats are starting to understand that the state’s housing crisis is fundamentally a supply-and-demand problem. Home prices have soared to astronomical levels, with a median price above $750,000 in the nine-county Bay Area and nearly $700,000 in Orange County. Years of …

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Postmodern Assumptions

Arguably the factor that militates against the sound and reasonable examination of issues on a global scale is a postmodern view that truth does not exist. In an age of internet exchanges opinions are as true as facts. Here is the efflorescence of John Paul …

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Left-Wing Air and Water

For those of you who still believe that the up-scale Sierra Club — with 2.4 million members and a $100 million annual budget — is anything more than a general purpose left-wing pressure group, allow me to share with you an email I received Tuesday …

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Steve Bannon — In Exile Sooner Than Later

Steve Bannon is out. And all that has happened in — and since — Charlottesville has had paradoxical effects. It is not simply whether Bannon, who once had unfettered access to the Oval Office, is now banished from the White House, gone outright, or to …

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Eclipse Mania Snuffed

Thousands of astronomy buffs and amateur stargazers are spending thousands of dollars for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see a total eclipse of the sun. Unfortunately, there are no money back guarantees in astronomy and many may be sorely disappointed that, at the …

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Whose Side Is He On?

Now for a few words about the Confederate statues contretemps in various states. 1. I wonder how many of the counter-protesters at the Charlottesville event even had any idea who Robert E. Lee was. He was a major hero of the Mexican-American War. He fought …

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Workers Benefit From Business Tax Cuts

Left-wing political groups are staging street protests and running television ads to defeat President Trump’s proposed corporate tax cut. If they succeed, the big losers will be anyone hoping for a raise or looking for a better job. Top Democrats like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie …

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Who Put Charlottesville on the Map?

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” That would have been the narrative in Charlottesville. However, the media and social media have made what was a local story at best into, well, …

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Healthcare Solutions, Scarce in Washington, Found 10,000 Miles Away

Singapore spends less on health care than any other First World nation. Its inhabitants also rank as one of the healthiest peoples on the planet. Go figure. With polls showing just 12 percent of Americans supporting one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s repeal-and-replace measures …

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Champions of Injustice Face Off in Rematch

In 2006, University of Texas quarterback Vince Young, facing fourth down and five with the national championship game on the line, scrambled for a touchdown, bringing an end to a three-year run of dominance by the University of Southern California. For many Texans, it was …

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