Apparently the Outdoor Writers Association is mad at the National Rifle Association because an NRA official was critical of the Sierra Club at a recent speech before the OWA> Yet based upon this news story, I am not sure what the fuss is about. The allegedly offending statement is that the Sierra Club is trying to “hoodwink hunters into voting for gun ban candidates.” As a facutal matter, this is true: Most of the candidates the Sierra Club endorses or supports are supportive of gun control. Indeed, insofar as the Sierra Club tends to support the most liberal lawmakers, its efforts have the effect — if not the intent — of supporting greater restrictions, if not outright prohibitions, on guns. Whether the OWA’s membership likes it or not, in most political contests hunters will be faced with a choice: Support those lawmakers who endorse the Sierra Club’s agenda or support the protection of gun rights.
Well, we all knew it wouldn’t last. Weeks after two different Ninth Circuit panels surprisingly upheld Second Amendment rights by blocking California’s confiscation of large-capacity magazines and Hawaii’s ban on open carry, the nation’s most progressive circuit returned to form. In a ruling earlier this ... Read More
Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council on Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the ... Read More
Will Democrats pull an “October Surprise” this year and announce that the highly polarizing Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco won’t be their candidate for House speaker after all? Growing up in the Bay Area, I saw Pelosi’s iron will and stubbornness up close for decades. The possibility of her stepping back ... Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader, “Save Ike from the Kikes.” I’d better explain. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Nazi troll armies’ march ... Read More
Let’s take a short walk down memory lane. Not long ago, on January 2, 2016, a small group of armed protesters seized an unoccupied federal building in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is located in a relatively isolated area in eastern Oregon, and the occupied building itself was far from any ... Read More
Corey Stewart has had a rough few weeks. Stewart, the Republican nominee challenging incumbent Democratic senator Tim Kaine in Virginia this fall, has come under sustained fire lately as news outlets have uncovered disturbing past comments from his campaign staff and from Stewart himself — shedding new light ... Read More