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Can't Recall -- What's Next for California?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

In overwhelmingly rejecting the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom, California voters chose to remain a one-party state, where progressive Democrats write bad laws and bureaucrats enforce them.

Apparently, Californians would rather see themselves as knee-jerk anti-Trumpers than elect someone who promises to clean up the dysfunctional state.

Newsom ...Read more

DC's Insatiable Urge to Splurge

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Last month, trustees for Social Security and Medicare let forth the grim news. Medicare Part A will be insolvent by 2026, and Social Security will follow in 2034. In years past, Washington would have considered the report a call to arms for fiscal responsibility.

Apparently unperturbed by news that could spell 9% cuts in Medicare Part A in five...Read more

Comforter in Chief? Not Really

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Before he became president, stories about now-President Joe Biden phoning friends and even strangers to offer comfort after deaths in their family were legend.

Having endured the awful deaths of a wife and baby daughter in 1972 and elder son Beau in 2015, Biden was, in news-speak, "shaped by grief." Politico's Michael Kruse called grief Biden's...Read more

CDC Should Stay in Its Own Lane

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Justice Brett Kavanaugh was trying to be a nice guy. In an act of judicial gallantry, he chose to give the losing side a break.

The Alabama Association of Realtors had sued to halt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium on the grounds that bureaucracies don't have the authority to write laws.

Four Supreme Court ...Read more

Who Wants Higher Tuition?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

President Joe Biden and Democrats want to lower the cost of higher education by increasing Pell Grants and forgiving student debt. Biden wants to forgive $10,000 per student. Progressives want to up the ante to $50,000 per individual.

Here's a novel idea: Maybe the better way to cut the cost of college is to cut the cost of college.

Purdue ...Read more

Beware the Street Name Police

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Old Town is an historic corner of Alexandria, Virginia, rich with historic homes inhabited by many of Washington, D.C.'s managing class. Alexandria voted overwhelmingly for President Joe Biden in 2020. During the campaign, Trump lawn signs were a challenge to find, while Biden-Harris signs dotted the front yards of Old Town's row houses.

A rump...Read more

The Witch Hunt Party in the Looking Glass

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

There was more reluctance than indignation in President Joe Biden's voice when he told reporters Tuesday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign. His remarks occurred hours after the Empire State's attorney general, Letitia James, announced that investigators found Cuomo had sexually harassed a number of state employees and his behavior ...Read more

A Conversation Where There Used To Be Tweets

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Ahead of and after the 2020 presidential election, a number of my friends who also are Republican women engaged in what came to be known as "The Conversation."

As special House Committee hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks have begun, there's a new conversation in the air.

In 2016, many Republican women I know -- men, too -- told each other...Read more

Want to Solve Homelessness? Call a Cop

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

"We can end homelessness in the State of California," California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday. It's a goal Newsom shares with President Joe Biden, despite Democrats' inability to curb homelessness by throwing money at it.

Their solution? Throw more money at it.

"I don't think that homelessness can be solved; I know homelessness can be ...Read more

Biden Punts on Pot

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

There is one issue where President Joe Biden has not moved further left and in lockstep with other liberal leaders: marijuana. The oldest man to take the oath of office -- he's now 78 -- just can't bring himself to support legalization.

On the 2020 campaign trail, Biden claimed he wanted to decriminalize it and leave legal questions for states ...Read more

Who Will Prosecute the Prosecutors?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Fun fact: It took special counsel Robert Mueller less than two years to release his report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane. It's been more than two years since then Attorney General William Barr named John Durham to head a probe into the origins of the Russian investigation.

One investigation resulted ...Read more

California Targets Free Speech and Charities

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

After the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling Thursday that invalidated California's practice of demanding that charities disclose their largest donors to the state attorney general, lawyer Casey Mattox of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation marveled at the coalition that came together to fight the machine.

When the California ...Read more

Hunter Biden's Midas Touch

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

President Joe Biden clearly has no problem with his son Hunter Biden cashing in on the family name. It's something Biden has in common with former President Donald Trump.

According to Forbes, Trump's estimated wealth dropped from an estimated $3.6 billion in 2016 to $2.4 billion in April -- which means he lost a fortune while in office. ...Read more

 

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