Does the left believe its own rhetoric?
Take the environment:
Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael Reagan notes that
Most of us, when we think “windmills” call up quaint, colorful wooden structures in the Netherlands. But today’s power–generating wind turbines can equal the height of a 30–story building. The end of the blades reach speeds approaching 170 […]
In their book Exceptional, Dick and Liz Cheney talk about the rise of ISIS. In March 2014, both of them visited an Arab leader in the Middle East. He unfolded a map on his table and drew an arc with his finger from Raqqa in Syria to […]
The desire of our leaders to do good can lead to much harm if, when things go wrong, they start hiding the truth from the rest of us. For when that truth emerges, as eventually it must, they will lose […]
In response to the migrants fleeing the Middle East, our government has just announced that it is raising the refugee quota to 100,000 per year, and that is apart from regular immigrants (in just one year (2013) we admitted 300,000 Muslim immigrants.) In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that Britain will act with its […]
When Hitler came to power in Germany, Friedrich Hayek, an Austrian who had been following the rise of totalitarian movements, had already moved to England. There he wrote a book of warning to the Socialists in England. He felt they did not understand Nazism or Communism […]
In the book “Stonewalled”, Sharyl Attkisson shows the answer is “yes”.
Myself, I had thought that the Fast and Furious scheme was simply an effort to trace how guns get to Mexican Cartels, and that though it went horribly wrong, it was non-political.
And indeed […]
Ajit Pai is a very worried commissioner at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Specifically, he is very critical about the Obama plan to regulate the internet, which will not be released to the public until it becomes law. On the FCC website, he has posted the following: The American people are being misled about President […]
Those who claim to champion the environment in practice are its greatest enemies. Herewith just a few examples:
The Endangered Species Act is supposed to protect the eagle, providing harsh penalties for harming one eagle, egg, or even unoccupied habitat.
In an article in Reason magazine, Brian Seasholes writes “This gives property-owners a strong incentive […]
American campuses were in constant uproar during the late sixties. Now they are calm again, but they are very different places than they used to be. For instance, we have “speech codes” that limit speech on campus that anyone can express off campus, we also have speakers […]
Robert Redford produced a movie about Che Guevara called “The Motorcycle Diaries.” It was based on Che’s real diaries, no doubt modified by the Cuban government, but what disappoints me greatly about Redford is that he wasn’t honest enough to include some very revealing passages from that […]
Most of us agree we should stand by our friends, and that we should keep our promises. However, the U.S. has a decidedly mixed record in doing this. I will look at that record, but the reason to really think about it are recent […]
A young American visited Nicaragua when it first had a Marxist government, and he describes what he saw..:
The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights believed that Daniel Ortega, a Marxist who’d come to power when his militant group, Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional, overthrew the Nicaraguan […]