The Transgender Agenda Hits Kindergarten
From California to Minnesota to the District of Columbia, the transgender agenda has infiltrated the classrooms of even the most tender youth. Last week Alexandra DeSanctis reported for National Review Online about the “transition ceremony” hosted by a kindergarten teacher …
New Details in Senator Menendez’s Corruption Case
First, your Harvey update: Floodwaters led to a series of explosions in a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, early this morning. Port Arthur is now underwater, and the death toll has risen to 37.
Now, making the clickthrough worthwhile: the prosecution …
Is California Cracking Up?
Corporate profits at California-based transnational corporations such as Apple, Facebook, and Google are hitting record highs.
California housing prices from La Jolla to Berkeley along the Pacific Coast can top $1,000 a square foot.
It seems as if all of China …
A Federal Judge Halts California’s Confiscation of High-Capacity Magazines
In 2000, California banned the sale of firearm magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Residents who already possessed such magazines were “grandfathered” in. Or at least that was the promise.
Recently, Californians approved Proposition 63, which would have required all …
California’s Medicaid-Spending Crisis
California officials, intimately familiar with seismic activity, are forecasting a “Big One” coming to the Golden State — in the form of the Republican Congress’s health-care legislation.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times editorial board accused Republicans of planning …
In early May, the governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, signed into law a bill passed unanimously by her state’s legislature. It allows adoption agencies to choose to follow faith-based policies — including declining to place children with same-sex couples …
In Texas, a State Supreme Court Maintains Integrity, Despite Politics
The Texas Supreme Court has a unique structure, reflecting the state’s stubbornly independent-minded culture. Most state supreme courts have jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases and have seven (or fewer) members, who are appointed by the governor and face …
For much of the world, May Day (May 1) is a Commie holiday. But I remember May Day, eons ago, as the day on which you left flowers on the neighbor lady’s doorstep and ran away.
Truly: Google “May Day …
Berkeley Didn’t Birth ‘Free Speech,’ but It Seems Intent to Bury It
Demosthenes, the Athenian rhetorician and champion of liberty, pointed out around 355 B.C. that residents of Athens were free to praise Sparta’s regime, but Spartans were banned from praising Athens.
In 1689, the British passed a law guaranteeing freedom of …
California Is Seceding from the Constitution
Forget the ludicrous #Calexit movement — why should a state bother seceding when it can simply nullify the portions of the Constitution it doesn’t like? A troubling trend is emerging: California is imposing its own vision of free speech, freedom …
Messing with Texas
Richard Parker, writing in Politico Magazine, offers his analysis of the situation in Texas:
When Gov. Greg Abbott won election in 2014, he said of his agenda: “We will celebrate the frontier spirit of rugged individualism.” Since then, …
‘The Perilous State of the Golden State’
Amigos, today is launch day of National Review’s Radio Free California podcast, our new weekly offering which features Will Swaim, president of California Policy Center, and financial whiz and NR contributor David Bahnsen, discussing, as Will put it, “the …
California to Outlaw Pet Stores Selling Many Pets
The animal rights movement–which must be distinguished from animal welfare–intends to outlaw all animal husbandry and the human use of animals.
That includes pets. But they will be at the back end of the multi-generational animal rights project. After all, …
As California Begins Confiscation, a Lone Judge Defends the Second Amendment
As of yesterday evening, all that stands between the state of California and the criminalization of thousands of previously law-abiding state citizens is the opinion of a single federal judge. In a 66-page order, Judge Roger Benitez temporarily blocked a …
California’s ‘Soft Secession’ Grows More Aggressive
Several weeks ago I wrote a long essay on American polarization, noting that Americans aren’t just divided on politics. There are deep cultural differences that are driving us apart, running from our church-attendance habits, to the neighborhoods we move …
California Court Dismisses 14 Criminal Charges against Center for Medical Progress
This afternoon, the San Francisco Superior Court tossed out 14 of the 15 criminal charges that had been brought by the state of California against two journalists from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), after they released a series of undercover videos …
Seventy-Five Percent of Black Boys in California Fail State Reading Standards
A recent study of California educational data shows that 75 percent of black boys in the state fail to meet the state’s reading and writing standards. This, despite decades of efforts to correct the problem.
Of course, the usual analyses are …
Impromptus: Anaheim Journal
Anaheim, Calif., is the home of Disneyland, of course. It is also the home of a Major League Baseball franchise. What are they now?
They started out as the Los Angeles Angels. Then they became the California Angels. And then …
Berkeley Forgets Its Purpose
What is the University of California–Berkeley for?
It’s a question worth asking in the wake of recent events. In February, violent protesters set fires on campus to prevent a speech by ex-Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. (They succeeded.) This …
What’s going on on the college campuses, we learn from the New York Times’s Jeremy W. Peters, is that conservatives are “eagerly putting themselves into volatile situations on campus.” When challenged by critics who pointed out that he was essentially …