Green New Deal Is No Deal

After months of talk, we finally saw the outlines of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” this week. Hoo boy, is it a doozy. The New York Democrat’s 14-page resolution aspires to achieve “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions” in just 10 years. It leaves no part of the economy untouched in pursuit of this “massive transformation […]

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Attack of the Watermelon People

Supposedly, the “Green New Deal” is “green” because it would help the environment. But a close reading of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed resolution reveals a deal that looks more red than green. The freshman congresswoman from New York released more specifics of her sweeping idea this week. In simpler times, we called extreme environmentalists “watermelons,” […]

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Mass Immigration and Climate Change Doublethink

Doublethink, as articulated by George Orwell in 1984, “means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” Unfortunately, the modern left took Orwell’s book, which was written as a warning, and mistook it as an instruction manual. Perhaps nowhere else is doublethink more readily apparent than in […]

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California’s Green ‘Bantustans’ Are Coming to America

If the “smart growth” urban planners that dictate land use policies in Democratic states and cities have their way, the single family dwelling is an endangered species. In Oregon, proposed legislation would “require cities larger than 10,000 people to allow up to four homes to be built on land currently zoned exclusively for single-family housing.” […]

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The Celebrated Fake Frog That Is Taking Down the Deep State

When President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the top constitutional lawyers in the country shared one predominant hope and expectation. Before the hearings, I spoke with five of the men who fought and won hard Supreme Court battles for religious freedom, property rights, and freedom of speech. All of them told me […]

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Twilight of the Malthusians

Thomas Malthus was an English cleric and scholar living in the early 19th century who developed the theory that global population increases exponentially, while global production increases arithmetically. His theory—and the eventual collapse of civilization that it implies—enjoys influence to this day. In California, it found early expression in a 1976 speech by Governor Jerry […]

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‘Mars’ Lays Leftist Fearmongering on a Whole New World

If you haven’t watched, you would think the National Geographic Channel’s cable series “Mars,” would be a straightforward dramatization of human colonization of the Red Planet in the near future. You would be half right. The show is indeed a well-imagined portrayal of the first colonies on Mars, but rather than being a straightforward dramatization […]

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Actually, 2018 Was a Pretty Good Year

The year 2018 will be deplored by pundits as a bad year of more unpredictable Donald Trump, headlined by wild stock market gyrations, the melodramas of the Robert Mueller investigation, and the musical-chair tenures of officials in the Trump Administration. The government is still shut down. Talk of impeachment by the newly Democrat-controlled House of […]

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The Great Green Wave Hits the American Petri Dish

The Great Green Wave is cresting again. In October, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a terrifying special report predicting widespread and imminent climate catastrophe. In November, legacy bureaucrats at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an equally terrifying “Fourth National Climate Assessment.” In both cases, news reports in establishment media included the […]

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How Globalism is the Real Authoritarianism

Compassion for a child in distress is automatic. You do everything you can for that child. You use all the resources you can muster. But what if an entire continent is in distress? What if billions of children are in distress? This is the question for which there are no easy answers. Because across the […]

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