Newsom is right that California’s high-speed rail costs too much, will take too long, and won’t live up to its utopian promise. That was always going to be the case. Let’s cancel this boondoggle and move on.
Schultz says he won’t run for president “unless I think I can win.” Whether he can win or not, he should not run if he doesn’t understand that governing a country is not the same as building a successful Fortune 500 company.
About 350,000 nonessential federal employees have been on furlough since Dec. 22. What purpose would a reduction in force serve? Simply put, it would knee-cap the “Resistance” that is working to undermine a duly-elected presidency from within.
A writer contemplates his father’s death and his own mortality during the holidays, musing on the spiritual tenet that everyone has a purpose. With that comes a realization that life is short and procrastination is deadly.
To appeal to millennials, many of whom don’t even own can-openers, Republicans should embrace an economic nationalism that emphasizes how the current game is rigged, combined with some commonsense “don’t-call-it-conservatism” policies.
There isn’t a principled reason for Republicans and conservatives to vote for Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. But getting revenge against Sen. Dianne Feinstein for the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation debacle is a pretty good reason.
We used to believe in a democratic republic, we put “ballots over bullets.” Today, votes are the equivalent of violence. It’s remarkable to hear Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee, effectively endorse that point of view. No civility is possible until Democrats win.
Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, reminding Americans not only why Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton sits in the Oval Office but also why Democrats’ hopes for a “blue wave” in the Nov. 6, 2018 election might be overblown.
Even if President Trump is somehow impeached, the movement that put him in office will survive. Those voters aren’t simply going to shrug their shoulders and go back to voting for people like Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush.
Even people who disagree with Trump’s approach on immigration – or think they disagree – should support him. The president, in his crude way, is simply standing up for the right of the people to be represented by their government and for their wishes to have some voice in their governing.
Umberto Eco wrote that the era in which we live has made fragile the foundations of everything: state, church, business, even reality. We’re left with unbridled individualism, conspicuous consumption and cultish behavior. Sound familiar?
Thousands of Americans are supposed to assemble on Nov. 8 to “scream helplessly at the sky.” Why? Well, why not? It will be one year since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, and that’s reason enough for people to emote angrily if impotently at the seeming injustice of it all.
The memo that got Google employee James Damore fired was wrongly portrayed as an anti-diversity rant. Fairly pedantic and sometimes poorly worded, it was a respectful argument for intellectual diversity.
One can accept that the climate is changing and disagree over the remedies. Schwarzenegger, Brown and their climate co-religionists should stop misleading people and stop insisting there is only one answer to climate change.