CA Homicide Up 31%: Legislative Democrats’ Solution: Reduce Penalties for Criminals Convicted of the Most Heinous Murder

CA Homicide Up 31%: Legislative Democrats’ Solution: Reduce Penalties for Criminals Convicted of the Most Heinous Murder

Sacramento, CA…Crime is spiking and what do Legislative Democrats want to do? Revisit a bill that reduces penalties for criminals convicted of the most heinous crimes.   Days after Los Angeles experienced a bloody weekend and media is reporting the staggering uptick in crime, legislative Democrats are revisiting Senate Bill 300 (SB 300), legislation that would reduce […]

The Racist Left ~ Op-Ed By Congressman Tom McClintock

The Racist Left  ~ Op-Ed By Congressman Tom McClintock

Washington, DC…Racism is the practice of according rights and privileges to an individual not based on equality under the law, but rather according to what race that person was born. It is antithetical to every principle our country was founded on, from the promise of our Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” […]

Newsom Transforms Taxpayer Protection into Welfare ~ By Ted Gaines

Newsom Transforms Taxpayer Protection into Welfare ~ By Ted Gaines

Sacramento, CA…California actually has a government spending limit, hard as that may be to believe, and Gavin Newsom is making a mockery of it, just as his predecessor did. In 1979, a year after signing off on the revolutionary Proposition 13, voters passed Proposition 4, implementing the “Gann Limit,” which would peg California’s state spending […]

Marijuana Legalization Has 3 Life-Saving Public Health Benefits, New Study Finds ~ By Brad Polumbo

Marijuana Legalization Has 3 Life-Saving Public Health Benefits, New Study Finds ~ By Brad Polumbo

Atlanta, GA…Harkening back to the days of “Reefer Madness,” proponents of marijuana criminalization have tended to frame their arguments in terms of protecting the public from a supposedly dangerous health hazard. But new research concludes that, in reality, legalizing marijuana improves public health. In a paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, economists D. Mark Anderson and […]

No Borders, No Country ~ By Congressman Tom McClintock

No Borders, No Country ~ By Congressman Tom McClintock

Roseville, CA…Before the lockdown left took a wrecking ball to our economy last year, we were enjoying one of the greatest expansions of economic opportunity in our lifetimes.  Unemployment was at its lowest rate in 50 years, the poverty rate was at its lowest in 60 years.  Wage growth was the strongest in 40 years.  The wage gap was narrowing for the […]

Could Social Media Destroy the World? ~ John Hamilton

Could Social Media Destroy the World? ~ John Hamilton

Incline Village, NV…I have had a gnawing fear the last year that social media with all its benefits of instant gratification and at least the appearance of connectedness has a potentially catastrophic flaw. It has the ability to inspire mob like behavior almost instantly. Everything looks simple in a gif or a meme. Snippets of […]

Rebuttal to Rep. Tom McClintock’s “Plan” to Avoid Addressing Climate Change. by John Henry Beyer, Ph.D. Geophysicist

Rebuttal to Rep. Tom McClintock’s “Plan” to Avoid Addressing Climate Change. by John Henry Beyer, Ph.D. Geophysicist

Truckee, CA…In his Opinion piece in the March 24th edition of ThePineTree.Net, Rep. McClintock acknowledged, to my surprise, that, “No one denies that our planet is warming, carbon dioxide levels are increasing, and ocean levels are rising.” Of course, that’s not really true. There are many deniers, particularly politicians on the right, who claim global […]

Sickness Unto Death: An American Dilemma. Part One ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death:  An American Dilemma.  Part One  ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Introduction: The United States is alone among industrialized nations in using wealth as a gatekeeper for access to health care. The wealthier you are, the more and better health care you get. The national debate that is now taking place focuses on whether every individual, irrespective of their income, should have access to great […]