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Book Review: The Myth of Voter Suppression

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

One of the most bizarre phenomena of recent American elections is seeing turnout swell to historic highs even as leftists scream “voter suppression.” Conservatives are used to hearing that phrase trundled out to criticize any attempt at improving election integrity, but have they ever heard it defined? The League of Women Voters calls suppression “any […]

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ESG Is A Non-Starter That We Are Being Pushed Into

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

The world of finance is turning bullish on ESG, an investment strategy directing funds to corporations with woke environmental, social, and governance policies. Trillions of dollars have already flowed into ESG funds, projected to hit $50 trillion in two years. ESG boosters claim the funds enable investors to do well by doing good. You can […]

There Is Little Evidence Abortion Hurt Republicans

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By any measure, Democrats exceeded expectations this midterm. Though listening to the triumphalism today, you’d think Joe Biden was Hannibal at Cannae. A fractured Republican Party has won the House, which means the agenda portion of Biden’s first term is effectively over (save the executive abuse). As expected, though, the lazy Dobbs-sunk-the-GOP narrative quickly solidified […]

Post Roe v. Wade: The States Choose Death

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

What happened on Tuesday was not, by any measure, terribly shocking. The ambitious red wave was a much more realistic red ripple; Republicans will win the House while the Senate will likely be split; the narrow races are yet to be decided (this is apparently now the norm in American politics, vindicating an election prediction […]

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The Joys of Being a Californian

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Our California governor Gallivanting Gavin has his eyes on running for President, assuming the octogenarian in the White House bows out.  Gavin will be telling America what a wonderful job he has done here in California to deserve being promoted to ruling over all fifty states.  We should review the sparkling aspects these days of […]

It Sure Looks Like Schumer Just Confirmed a ‘Far Right Conspiracy Theory’

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Conservatives blasted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday for comments he made supporting a path to citizenship for the nation’s illegal immigrant population. The pro-abortion Democrat lamented the shortage of workers in the U.S. and pointed out the U.S. population is “not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to.” […]

Armed Citizens Stop Attacks

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John Lott, Jr. has done an interesting study of how often armed citizens like ourselves intervene to stop mass shooters. Bottom line: The rate of successful intervention is a lot more than FBI reporting says it is, which brings up more uncomfortable questions about the agency’s political bias. Dr. John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center […]

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Weekend Read – Bibi: His Story

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

Editors’ Note: Netanyahu is right now in the process of forming a new government.   Bibi, of course, is Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving Premier in Israel’s history. This almost 700-page volume (Bibi: My Story) covers his incredible career as well as many interesting historic takes on Israel, foreign policy, US relations, US political figures, and […]

Hillsdale Imprimis: Education as a Battleground

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

The following is adapted from remarks delivered on November 3, 2022, at a Hillsdale College reception in Santa Clara, California. If you want to see the problem with American education, look at a chart illustrating the comparative growth in the number of students, teachers, and district administrators in our public schools in the period between […]

The Other Thanksgiving Story

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

It really is about being grateful, which is something too few of our spoiled citizens appreciate.  But since the holiday is being weaponized by “woke culture”, there are some other elements of the story to think about. The short version, the way it is taught today, is that greedy Pilgrims landed in Plymouth Bay.  Half […]