1. Kerry Lutz: Make Border Security Great Again - Privatize it!
2. Adam Andrzejewski: Trump Needs a “Bridge to Nowhere” Moment on Spending
3. Lowell Ponte: Who Owns the Weather?
4. Daniel Greenfield: The Inauthentic Flip-Flopping of Bernie Sanders
5. Bruce Thornton: Will Our Current Political Conflicts Turn Violent?
Make Border Security Great Again - Privatize it!
By Kerry Lutz
The media continually informs us that there’s a crisis at the U.S. southern border. However, little is being done about it. President Trump has his ideas and the Congress appears completely unwilling to act. Parts of the Wall are being built, but it can’t happen soon enough to quickly impede the flow of illegals. Therefore, it’s time to take an approach that always works when it’s tried - unleash the power of capitalism to solve this intractable problem. It’s time to privatize border enforcement. [more...]
Trump Needs a “Bridge to Nowhere” Moment on Spending
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of “Operation Drain the Swamp”
There is no shortage of potential savings in today’s bloated federal budget. Former President Ronald Reagan cut spending by $15 billion through 133 separate rescissions in 1981 and cut another $16 billion in 1986 through 245 separate cuts. Neither former Presidents Barack Obama nor George W. Bush offered any rescissions packages, so Trump’s attempt at this method should be welcomed. But the process doesn’t matter as much as the product and end result. Voters want to see fiscal sanity in Washington. Trump should use every tool at his disposal – from Twitter to rescissions – to change the trajectory on spending. [more...]
Who Owns the Weather?
By Lowell Ponte
We used to think of weather as an Act of God, and of terrible storms or droughts as a sign that a nation’s rulers had sinned, lost the “Mandate of Heaven,” were suffering divine punishment, and ought to be replaced. Iran, unwilling to acknowledge God’s hand behind its current punishing drought, is blaming someone else – Israel. The Jewish State, said Iran’s Civil Defense chief Brigadier General Gholam Ridha Jalali days ago, has been using cloud seeding or other technologies to steal Iran’s rain and snow. [more...]
The Inauthentic Flip-Flopping of Bernie Sanders
"Open borders? No, that's a Koch brothers proposal," Bernie Sanders snapped. "You're doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don't think there's any country in the world that believes in that." ... "What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy. You know what youth unemployment is in the U.S. today? If you're a white high school graduate, it's 33 percent, Hispanic 36 percent, African American 51 percent. You think we should open the borders and bring in a lot of low-wage workers, or do you think maybe we should try to get jobs for those kids?" That was three years ago. Bernie’s final surrender came after dodging a question on CNN about abolishing ICE. After the backlash, he went even further, issuing a statement urging that we "abolish the cruel, dysfunctional immigration system we have today.” Open borders had gone from a right-wing position to a Bernie position. [more...]
Will Our Current Political Conflicts Turn Violent?
President Trump’s recent string of wins - especially the victories in the Supreme Court decisions - has incited the Democrat “resistance” to even loonier excesses of rhetoric and rudeness. Celebrities indulging juvenile vulgarities, boorish protesters harassing cabinet members in public spaces, the Twitterverse smoldering with calls for violence and a “summer of rage,” and the buffoonish Representative from California Maxine Waters calling for even more public harassment: all have some people worrying that we are on the track of escalating violence that will turn the “cold civil war” hot. Count me as skeptical for now. As bad as today’s political discord may seem, American history from its beginnings has been filled with worse political conflict and violence, from Shays’ Rebellion to Bleeding Kansas, from the Wall Street bombing to the Haymarket Riot. And having spent more than forty years in the university, the nursery of leftism and today’s parlor pinks, I see few people with the gumption to actually back their blustering threats with risky action. [more...]