Posts Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan’

Santa Ana considers taxing … free Skype calls! Oh, the insanity

Friday, April 18th, 2014

California is known as the world leader in lots of things -- pop culture, technology and wacky lifestyles. Now the Santa Ana City Council is helping the Golden State be seen as the world leader in Maniacally Stupid, Excessive Taxation. This is from the Voice of OC: "The Santa Ana City Council Tues...

Reagan grace vs. Clinton revenge

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The news is filled stories on the vindictive nature of Bill And Hillary Clinton. The Daily Mail reported: A new book alleges that former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary have compiled a so-called "enemies list" of fellow Democrats who didn't endorse Hillary in the 2008 presidential primary, ...

Nothing can change the shape of President Jerry Brown

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Man of the Year 1966

Gov. Jerry Brown isn't ruling out a 2016 presidential run. I well remember his first presidential bid, way back in 1976 when he was a young governor of 38 and I was a younger political writer of 21 on my college newspaper, the Hillsdale Collegian. We've come a long way together, Jerry and I. I...

Middle class can’t afford CA

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
california coastal commission

Politicians of both parties like to boast how they work for the "middle class." Well, there isn't much of a middle class left in California, at least along the coastal areas. According to data provided by Trulia, the three least affordable areas in America are San Francisco, where just 14 percent...

Incomes down for 5th consecutive year

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Outlays vs Revenues Since 1930(1)

A new report confirms a theme we've advanced here at There has been no economic "recovery." From the Financial Times: "The typical American family now earns less in real terms than in 1989 after household incomes fell for the fifth consecutive year, highlighting how the sluggi...

Hypocritical liberals party at men-only Bohemian Club

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Conspiracy theorists have a field day with the annual July meeting of the elite Bohemian Grove semi-secret society. This year's frolicking just began at the group's Russian River camp. But what I find fascinating is how elite liberals attend it even though it bans women. Hillary Clinton, Ja...

Do Supreme Court marriage decisions make voting pointless?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Do Supreme Court marriage decisions make voting pointless?

June 26, 2013 By John Seiler Several readers I never heard from before called me today about the Supreme Court decisions on marriage. They all were wondering if their votes on Proposition 8 in 2008 were pointless, along with voting in general. Passed in 2008, Proposition 8 banned ...

What are Republicans for? Dept.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
What are Republicans for? Dept.

April 17, 2013 By John Seiler You might have heard the term, "Me too Republicans." It's similar to the more recent term, RINO: Republican in Name Only. A Me Too Republican's main function is to raise taxes to pay for such Democratic socialist programs as the New Deal and Great Society, while enac...

Jerry Brown, faux foe of regulation

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

April 13, 2013 By Chris Reed Jerry Brown has talked such a good game on regulations that he often gets credit for being a stalwart on the issue -- even when all he ever does is offer lip service. That's why Dan Walters' column on the topic is so maddening. He presents a 2 + 2 scenario, and then d...

Demise of two conservative journals helps explain GOP problems

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013 By John Seiler Two venerable old conservative print journals have died in recent days. Policy Review has ceased operations entirely. Human Events, which was Ronald Reagan's favorite weekly journal, will cease printing but remain online. I was associated with both of them. Although ...