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Dr. Sarah Cody, Santa Clara County Health Officer
Dr. Sarah Cody. That's the name of a local government employee probably unknown to almost everyone reading this. Yet I think there's a good chance that a million or more Americans will owe her their lives. And therein lies a tale... Last Tuesday President Donald Trump announced that he expected to lift most health restrictions... Read More
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Why a Paradox of Race Relations Is a Sign of Growing Political Polarization
Last year’s midterm election results were hardly unusual for a party holding the presidency. Similar electoral setbacks had occurred during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. But this one was portrayed as if it were somehow unique — an explicit rejection of President Trump’s nationalist and anti-immigration policies. For some, the electoral losses... Read More
The Honorable David L. Bazelon, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
How a Young Syndicate Lawyer from Chicago Earned a Fortune Looting the Property of the Japanese-Americans, then Lived...
As I was growing up in the suburban San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s, organized crime seemed like a very distant thing, confined to the densely-populated cities of the East Coast or to America's past, much like the corrupt political machines with which it was usually associated. I never heard... Read More
Jack Ohman cartoon, The Sacramento Bee: California is a riot!
I wasn't closely following the midterm elections campaign, but the results seemed to be about as expected for Donald Trump and the Republicans. With some races still undecided, the Democrats will apparently pick up close to 35 House seats, giving them solid control, and also a half-dozen governorships, while losing at least a couple of... Read More
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Decades ago, I’d show up weekly to clean the Philadelphia apartment of a California transplant. Daughter of a Hollywood executive, Jacqueline confessed she had to escape California because “California women are too beautiful.” To save her self esteem, she had to flee to Philadelphia. Ah, California as the perfect state with the most beautiful people!... Read More
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Reality on the Ground
I recently asked a friend of long standing, involved in law enforcement in California, how the state's massive immigration looked, in the streets and court rooms, to someone actually there. The following is his answer, edited only to remove identification. It is consisten with what I have seen myself, though a decade ago, and what... Read More
Race, it has now pretty much been proved, is not "just a social construct" but a fact of nature, but it does have social and cultural meaning. Most of the talk about what race means centers on non-whites, but last week Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor at theLos Angeles Times, took a look at what... Read More
With no fewer than three lead articles on the California election in the next issue of the Weekly Standard, the neoconservative spin on the election's meaning is pretty much complete. As usual, the neocons manage to miss (or mask) the real meaning,misdirect conservatives and Republicans who pay attention to them and desperately try to clamber... Read More
If Not Camejo, Then Flynt!
I gave a talk about current politics at Diesel, a fine Oakland independent bookstore, late last week. No one in the leftish crowd seemed notably put out when I declared myself dubious of the proposition, espoused by many in the store, that the only element of mystery about 9/ll was whether George W. Bush had... Read More
With the entire state of California rapidly on its way to join the Titanic at the bottom of a fiscal ocean, the political elite of the state is busily engaged in arguing which party should start rearranging the deck chairs. The Washington Post this week reports that California is "on the brink of a fiscal... Read More
With California now being digested by the mass immigration theTreason Lobby has imported, even academics are beginning to see—up to a point—what's going on. Interviewed recently on National Review Online, historian Victor Davis Hanson tried to explain. His explanation is not quite complete, though it shows progress, but what he had to say about the... Read More
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The Golden State isn't too liberal for the GOP. Its leaders simply scared away immigrant voters
Just 10 years ago, California was a GOP bastion, regarded as the cornerstone of the Republican Electoral College "lock." The 1990 elections merely confirmed this impression, with the GOP winning its third gubernatorial race in a row, its fifth of seven. Two years earlier, the 1988 presidential race had marked the sixth straight California victory... Read More
Winners take what they want; losers take what they can get. In California, the losers are white people, now known, at least to some, as "European-Americans," and what they can get is their own month, at least in an obscure school district. Everywhere else in the state -- and, before too long, the nation --... Read More
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How a Young Syndicate Lawyer from Chicago Earned a Fortune Looting the Property of the Japanese-Americans, then Lived...
The Golden State isn't too liberal for the GOP. Its leaders simply scared away immigrant voters