The Corner

Politics & Policy

Enviros Attack Conservative Congressman with Debate Ad Buys

During Tuesday night’s Fox Business GOP debate, Lefties operating the cowboy-sounding Western Values Project (WVP) ran ads targeting Representative Rob Bishop, the Utah Republican who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee (he’s also written for National Review). His sin? He is seeking to reform the somewhat corrupt and gone-astray Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which expired in September. (WVP’s six-figure adcampaign will also run hit representatives Dan Benishek, Tom MacArthur, and Dan Newhouse, all Natural Resources Committee members.) 

The LWCF was created in 1964 as a state/federal project to see that recreational land was made available to citizens. Over time, the fund has become a vital financial tool for environmental groups, and is used by liberals to further the federal government’s insatiable land-grabbing — land often purchased directly from these same “conservation” cabals (i.e., another means of taxpayer money filling the coffers of the Left).

You’ll find a great explanation of the LWCF legacy here, as well as information on Bishop’s proposed liberal-maddening bill, the Protecting America’s Recreation and Conservation (PARC) Act, which will try to restore the fund to its original recreational intent.

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

Demagoguery Is Not Leadership

The government of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand has, with the support of the opposition, decided to enact fundamental changes in the nation’s firearms laws less than a week after the massacre at two Christchurch mosques. This is the opposite of leadership. It is also an example of why ... Read More
White House

The Media’s Disgrace

There will soon enough be an effort to memory-hole it, but the media coverage of the Russia investigation was abysmal and self-discrediting — obsessive and hysterical, often suggesting that the smoking gun was right around the corner, sometimes supporting its hoped-for result with erroneous, too-good-to-check ... Read More
U.S.

Political Theatrics

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 (Including all you whippersnappers under the age of 50), I’m writing this from somewhere over the Atlantic. At least I hope that’s ... Read More
Politics & Policy

What Was Trump So Annoyed About?

One of the stranger arguments that I heard throughout the Mueller saga -- and am hearing today, now that it's turned out to be a dud -- is that Donald Trump's irritation with the process was unreasonable and counterproductive. This tweet, from CNN's Chris Cilizza, is a nice illustration of the genre: Donald ... Read More