By Steven Greenhut| Franklin Center
California and Texas officials have been having an ongoing tit-for-tat over which of the nation’s two mega-states is the better place to live and do business — something that has become a proxy issue for the broader philosophical debate over the proper size and scope of government.
In California, Democrats control every state [...]
The Homeless Bill of Rights, the name applied to a new bill that recently soared through the California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote, is the latest in a long line of California legislation that has grabbed national attention for its sheer lunacy. At the current rate, California’s “differently sheltered” will be the only residents left with any rights.Read More →
By Steven Greenhut | Watchdog.org
The horrific Boston bombings already have led to irrational calls for more security cameras and more police officers, with some Democrats absurdly using this tragedy as a reason to stop the slight sequester-mandated cuts in federal spending growth.
Never mind that police spending primarily is a local matter. The bigger questions that [...]
Part 11 of 20 in the series Terry McAuliffe, gubernatorial candidate and carmogul
By Steven Greenhut| Watchdog.org
As he runs for Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe has touted his efforts to start a “green car” company in Mississippi as a prime example of his old-fashioned American entrepreneurial know-how. Yet McAuliffe really is a master of the Chinese-style “crony [...]
In Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov,” a priest recalls the words of a man who confessed: “The more I love mankind in general, the less I love people in particular.” We can all think of people like that — folks of varied political persuasions who rally to “save” humanity, but become so consumed by their cause that they lose patience for the individuals they ostensibly are trying to help.Read More →