State & Local Politics

State & Local Politics

Can California be saved? Should it be?

Time magazine this week sees 100 years of dry in the California drought, a condition it says which could get much, much worse. Other reports say it is the worst drought since the 1500s. It is not the first of our American conditions which has gotten much, much worse.

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Note to Chris Christie: Stay fat

Chris Christie today has to ask himself exactly what it was that pushed such a collection of New York billionaires to rush him to the front lines of conservative American politics so few winters ago.

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9 predictions for 2014

The Mudcat Manifesto, New York yields, Israel blossoms, Ron Paul rises, the Anglosphere finds form.

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Why do nanny-staters hate e-cigarettes?

I guess there are some nanny-staters who would rather ban e-cigarettes under an all-or-nothing illusion. I wonder whether they also want to ban condoms under the premise that they would prefer that people remain abstinent?

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Bill de Blasio, the FDR of New York

Bill de Blasio will be the Franklin Delano Roosevelt mayor of New York, which will become a laboratory of progressive populist policies that de Blasio will execute. Progressives across the nation — indeed governors and mayors across America — will be watching what de Blasio does in New York.

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Ted Cruz era rising

America is at a critical, perhaps historic, turning point. There is potential now for a catastrophic failure of ObamaCare, which means a catastrophic failure for the last Kennedy, Barack Obama, and for left's American governance.

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