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Tim Coyle

Critical Race Theory on the Rise

A while ago, I introduced you to a movement in the country that asserts if you’re white you are inherently racist. It further says the U.S. has a despicable racial past that needs to be systemically corrected.

It’s called “critical race theory” (CRT) and it’s growing in popularity. As a training exercise, CRT is spreading beyond the halls of academic institutions – where it was hatched – and into the regular regimens of federal government, the corporate world and public schools. Indeed, the teachings of CRT are aimed at revising American history.

The Marx-inspired CRT is dangerous. It proclaims America is inherently and systematically racist. It promotes the idea that it’s shameful to be white-skinned and unless you repudiate your Anglo-centric ethnicity and conform to a prescribed remedy – like reparations – you are racist.

Americans of all stripes are being targeted. If you are a federal worker or corporate employee or a public school teacher chances are you’ve already been subjected to a CRT training session, or it’s on the schedule. And, make no mistake – the CRT instructors are true believers. For example, most… Read More

Bruce Bialosky

A Different Homage to Rush

After Rush died, I was struck like so many others. I rarely listened to him because if I had the radio on during his hours I would be listening to Dennis Prager. While listening to the reaction to his leaving us, something stated by Tucker Carlson literally caused me to light up. He said that Rush defined what being a Conservative/Republican is with a distinct clarity. He also said that we really do not have anyone else around today do that. He went on to state he did not believe one member of Congress could do so if given the opportunity.

That left me with a challenge. Though I consider myself a peon compared to Rush, I decided to tackle the project.

First and foremost, we believe that the United States of America is the greatest force for good in the world and in the history of the world. In our almost 250-year history, we have done more good on this planet than any other nation that has ever existed. We have faced our challenges to do better and we have strived to do that. That is why we are still the beacon of freedom for people around the world. Many want to come here and experience the American dream whether they be dirt poor, comfortably middle-class… Read More

Bruce Bialosky

Mass Murder Cover Up

A storm covers the skies of New York as a scandal has broken surrounding its Governor. Charges have come forth asserting a cover up of the number of deaths occurring in New York nursing homes were hidden from the public. That may be true, but that is not the real cover up. There is another group of people whose hands are drenched in blood and we could have seen this coming.

There are two ways to stifle a free press. There are the way tyrants have done it like Erdogan in Turkey or Chavez in Venezuela. They gradually restrict the rights of a free press until the rights were obliterated. Then there is what has happened in the United States where the press has become overwhelming ideologically aligned with a political viewpoint such that they self-stifle their own rights.

What went on in New York was not unknown; rather it was just not convenient to the narrative necessary to destroy the political fortunes of Donald Trump. Anything that conflicted with that narrative was buried — even if that cost thousands of senior citizens their lives.

On April 25, 2020, Michael Goodwin of the New York Post disclosed the truth about what was taking place. Yes, he is a… Read More

Ray Haynes

Thanks Rush, God Called You Home Too Early

It was 1989. I was driving home from a court appearance in Los Angeles, and stuck in the afternoon rush hour. I had recently become a radio talk show fan, and was listening to the KFI drive time afternoon show, at that time hosted by Tom Leikus (not sure of the spelling), and he had a guest on his program. I’d never heard of the guy, and this guest appearance was to promote the show that was coming on the following Monday to take the place of a talk show host that had just resigned his job at KFI. It was the first time I had heard Rush, and I was intrigued.

That experience began what I called my “Rush” addiction. I loved listening to his show. He said what I thought, and he did it with a humor and energy that was addicting. Finally, there was a voice to the political cause in which I believed that inspired me to further action. Day after day, I listened, in my house, in my car, in my office. A lot of my less conservative friends told me I should ignore Rush. His brand of conservatism was just too divisive. For me, it was inspirational. This, I thought, is who Republicans ought to be. The left hated him because he inspired action in… Read More

Tim Coyle

Will COVID-19 Wreck ‘Smart Growth’?

The architects of ‘smart growth’ – which captured the imagination of local planners and other officials just before the turn of the century – intended all future housing to be a lot denser.

Furthermore, SB 375 (Steinberg) – a law enacted over a decade ago to ingrain climate-change politics in all land-use planning – urged, among other things, siting housing development to coincide with the location of transit hubs to, presumably, facilitate commuting.

Now, health officials – at all levels of government – are telling us amid the COVID-19 scare to spread out. In other words, de-densify.

At the same time – for a variety of reasons – residents of high-density, urban areas are fleeing those places for distant suburbs and exurbs. This is not the plan the originators of ‘smart growth’ had in mind.

So, the whole ‘smart growth’ model is a scrambled mess. What’s to become of it? Has it now been rendered meaningless?

I don’t think environmentalists – principal advocates of ‘smart growth’ – will ever give up this precious asset. They will fight on. Globally and project by project.

But, some of the… Read More

Bruce Bialosky

Protecting Women

The cascades of high-mindedness keep rolling over us from the new kids in Washington. Backed by the sycophants who used to be our proud journalists, we hear how civility is once again reigning over our nation’s capital as the autocratic lecher has finally departed after four years of pain and suffering. All of that rang false with one disgusting act by our new autocrat.

Somewhere in the 468 executive orders (I lost count as our new President mutters something behind his mask despite no one being within ten feet of him), there was one signed that tells you how pathetic our new leadership is as it is driven totally by identity politics. In doing so, most of our citizens were tossed over the side for an obscure group. We are made to believe half the country is of like attributes to the obscure group.

President Biden signed another one of his many diktats (who is the autocrat here?) that attacked women. This is not some obscure issue. There has been a defining dispute at the collegiate level of women’s sports as the enforcement of Title IX rules have elevated the quest for equality in sports. This fight goes back five decades. Some Men’s team sports (which… Read More

Tim Coyle

Good Housing Law? Lawmakers Don’t Have a Clue

Legislators in Sacramento have for years been wringing their hands over California’s stubborn housing production drought. Now, there seems to be a growing concern that their consequent actions have made things worse.

That’s because more and more producers are vocally critical of the foolish and increasingly desperate laws the Legislature has proposed or passed in recent times. (Less visible to the public but equally troubling to homebuilders are the oppressive and lasting regulations that always accompany new laws).

State legislators – supported by California for well over a century – are elected every two years to tackle and solve the state’s most daunting problems, with clarity and fair outcomes.

But they’ve done nothing over the last three decades to help cure California’s most vexing problem: the housing shortage. Frustrated, producers believe the state Legislature has lost its way on housing policy. Most lawmakers, they argue, are stuck with outdated, bankrupt impulses.

Incentives for housing production – not disincentives that are typically associated with state housing legislation – are what California needs. No… Read More

Ray Haynes

California Republicans Should Thank President Donald Trump

In my last article, I wrote why I thanked Donald Trump for his service to the values in which I believe. He wasn’t perfect, but no one is. If I only voted for people that I agree with 100% of the time, either on style or principle, the only person I’d ever vote for is me, and then, I would only vote for me about 60% of the time (there has been more than one time when I didn’t like my own style). Trump has not been perfect, but he has been pretty good on principle. He was mediocre to bad on style, which is why he lost the election. In the end, I count him in the good category.

For the Republican Party in California, however, he was great in turning out voters. There are four members of Congress today that ought to be on their knees thanking the Almighty that Trump was on the ballot in 2020. This article is about to get knee deep in numbers, so if that bores you, go to the bottom of the column.

First observation: On average, in the competitive districts across the state, Republican votes increased approximately 40% from 2018 to 2020. In the four districts that Republicans lost in 2018, and recaptured in 2020, Republican votes were up 48%.… Read More

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