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Jim Daly: Burger Bullying from California Democrats


You know growing up in a dysfunctional southern California home in the ’60s and ’70s, I didn’t enjoy much stability, but there was something I could always count on: an In-N-Out Burger right there in West Covina, home of the chain’s original hamburger University. Support for this iconic burger chain is legendary, with some even calling it cultish.

But California Democrat Eric Bauman called for a boycott of the popular restaurant because the chain had reportedly donated to Republicans. Oh, guess what! They also donated to Democrats, but that didn’t matter.

Why do people who support anti-bullying spend a lot of their time bullying us?  I don’t know, but Bauman has now claimed the boycott is off—but that’s only because fans at In-N-Out Burger have teed off on him.

Hey, let’s do it this way: Let’s stop bullying each other.

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Lanhee Chen: Another Bad Idea Coming Out of California


The liberal politicians in California are at it again. Their latest idea?  Legislation that would create “safe injection” sites in San Francisco, where addicts can be supervised while they abuse illicit substances like heroin.

The theory behind their idea is that such sites will help people to use drugs safely and in a controlled manner. But they discount the possibility all these sites will do is encourage addiction, legitimize the use of substances that destroy lives and increase crime rates in the neighborhoods where these so-called “safe injection” sites are situated.

California lawmakers also ignore the fact that supervised injection sites violate the federal Controlled Substances Act. And: law enforcement officials in California are mostly united in their opposition to the idea.

Governor Jerry Brown should veto this dangerous legislation. To do otherwise is to send the message that abusing illicit drugs is OK.

 

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Democrats Turn Supreme Court Hearings Into Circus


Townhall Review – September 8, 2018

Senator Ben Sasse comments on the chaotic Supreme Court confirmation hearing with Hugh Hewitt. Larry Elder looks at how Senator Dianne Feinstein is trying to make the Supreme Court confirmation all about abortion. Michael Medved asks why Nike appears to be entering the political arena. Hugh Hewitt discusses Bob Woodward’s book about President Trump’s White House with Mike Allen of Axios. Creating race issues where there are none. Dennis Prager takes on the word “monkey.” Michael Medved is joined by author Heather MacDonald to talk about her book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture. California Democrats want everyone to boycott In-N-Out Burger but Californians are double fisting burgers and business is up. Dennis Prager examines.

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Jerry Bowyer: Maybe the Tax Cuts Really Are Working


Recently, the government announced that last quarter, the U.S. economy grew at 4.2 percent. That’s more than 2 ½ times the average growth rate during the past ten years. Predictably, critics of the President and his tax policies claim tax cuts had nothing to do with it. For them It’s just a coincidence that after a decade of stagnation the economy just happened to perk up right after the tax cut.

Business profits have also spiked since the tax cuts. And take-home pay is up more than 5 percent in the last year. More coincidences?

Or: Perhaps the tax cuts are actually working as intended, removing the punishing rates of taxation on profits, increasing output, creating more jobs and higher pay rates for those jobs.

It worked under Kennedy, Reagan and G.W. Bush.

Now it’s working for Trump and for America.

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Michael Medved: A Victory for Respectful Persuasion


An unexpectedly encouraging development in California should remind us that conversation can work better than confrontation in politics. The author of Assembly Bill 2943 agreed to pull it from the legislature’s agenda—dropping a new law that would have imposed severe penalties on mental health professionals who agreed to help patients wanting to overcome homosexual inclinations.

Evan Low, a gay, Silicon Valley Democrat, had majority support in the legislature but he changed his plan because he felt “heartened by conversations…. with pastors, professional counselors and former homosexuals who lead ministries to others.”

This is a demonstration of the power of respectful persuasion and both sides deserve praise.

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