The Right to Destroy Cities
December 18th, 2019 5:50 PM
This week, the Supreme Court effectively mandated continued legal tolerance for homelessness across major cities on the West Coast of the United States. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Americans have a right to sleep on the streets, and that it amounts to “cruel and unusual punishment” under the Constitution to levy fines based on such behavior.
‘The Unhoused?’ Homelessness Gets the PC Treatment at Washington Post
September 19th, 2019 2:42 PM
Remember the first outbreak of PC years ago? Back then it was a distant, isolated phenomenon -- an exotic STD localized to college campuses. Reality, like a dose of penicillin, would take care of things. Normal people had fun changing “bald” to “follically challenged,” and “hookers” to “horizontal laborers.” Good times.
NBC Lets L.A. Mayor Blame Conservatives for Making Homelessness Worse
September 18th, 2019 8:59 PM
The liberal bastion of Los Angeles hasn’t had a Republican mayor in office since 2001. Yet, according to Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the silence from NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, the city’s exploding homelessness problem was getting worse due to “conservative cuts to programs.”
Rare Good News at Telemundo: More Hispanics Buying Homes in the U.S.
July 19th, 2019 4:31 PM
Near the end of its evening newscast Telemundo, NBC’s Spanish-language affiliate network, recently had the temerity to treat its viewership to two and a half minutes of good news. Three cheers for a buoyant economy in which Latinos make up 63% of new homeowners in the United States.
DUH: HUD Housing Should Put Americans First
May 22nd, 2019 10:35 PM
We no longer live in a constitutional republic. We live in an idiocracy. Only in modern-day America, under the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, is the basic proposition that federally subsidized public housing should benefit American citizens and legal residents slammed as “despicable” and “damaging.” Those are the hysterical words used by Democratic…
Whatever Happened to Skid Row?
December 21st, 2018 2:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- Homelessness is up for the second year in a row. That is no surprise to me. I spent the last few days in New York City, where it seems the homeless are as numerous as the tourists. They are everywhere. Not that they are not numerous in our nation's capital, too. I returned to Washington by the train, and there are areas of Union Station that are as populated with homeless people…
Mostly True? PolitiFact Taffy-Pulls the Rental Facts for Kamala Harris
July 28th, 2018 9:12 AM
PolitiFact's kid-gloves treatment of prominent Democrats is on display again. Twitchy noted ultraliberal Sen. Kamala Harris drew a rare evaluation, but of course, the ruling was "Mostly True." PolitiFact has only evaluated Harris nine times -- five Mostly True, two True, and two Half True (and one of those was Democrat-on-Democrat warfare).
Media Favor California Solar Mandate That Will Cost $10K Per Home
May 22nd, 2018 10:32 AM
California is king when it comes to environmental regulations, but the latest decision to mandate solar panels comes at a high price. For homeowners.
Those costs of freedom of choice and almost $10,000 higher construction expenses per home didn’t matter much to California’s proponents of solar panels or the liberal media which downplayed costs and critics when they mentioned them at…
AP Publishes Virtual Press Release on California's Solar Panel Mandate
May 16th, 2018 5:04 PM
On Wednesday, the California Energy Commission adopted "standards requiring solar systems for new homes" beginning in 2020. Kathleen Ronayne at the Associated Press published a virtual press release celebrating the move, and presented woefully incomplete information about the alleged financial benefits of this unelected body's latest move.
CNN's Cuomo Slams Bill Taking Aim at Dodd-Frank Regulations
March 6th, 2018 1:50 PM
While interviewing Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Tuesday morning, New Day co-host Chris Cuomo slammed a proposal that would roll back some of the Dodd-Frank regulations passed in response to the 2008 financial crisis.
L.A. Times Screams of 'Ceaseless' Homeless Crisis on Tilted Page One
January 30th, 2018 1:37 PM
The front page of Sunday’s Los Angeles Times looked like a perfect example of curated liberal bias. The dominant story on the top left was an outraged editorial from columnist Steve Lopez, on homelessness in the city. “CEASELESS CRISIS,” it screamed. Another story on homelessness sat on its right. Below, there was a gushy feature on an openly gay Olympic skier, and another gushy…
High Taxes Produce a Moving Experience
January 25th, 2018 6:18 PM
One reason Democrats seem so fixated on importing illegal immigrants and allowing their children to stay and become citizens may be the exodus from high-tax and traditionally Democratic states. Anecdotal evidence is usually not helpful in determining trends, but when stories begin to accumulate and sound the same attention must be paid. Two friends of mine, who are longtime California…
AP Suddenly Discovers and Reports on West Coast Homelessness
November 7th, 2017 2:34 AM
The Associated Press has suddenly discovered that homelessness is a serious problem in the nation's three West Coast states of California, Oregon, and Washington, and that the problem merits national attention. How convenient — and how tardy.
Ex-NYT Editor Abramson: GOP Budget 'Savagely' Cut Poverty Programs
June 17th, 2017 4:37 PM
Appearing as a guest on Friday's All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson slammed the Donald Trump administration's accomplishments so far as a "debacle" and declared that the Republican budget has "savagely" taken money from poverty programs and education. Abramson: "I think both of the scenarios, Chris, that you just…