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Dan Proft: Climate Change Protesting Is a Contact Sport


Nearly 400 years ago, Harvard, named after a Puritan minister, was founded to educate clergy. Some 65 years later Yale was founded to do the same.

Today, the two institutions share the common pursuits of denying God’s existence and decrying man’s.

That was on display during the annual gridiron meeting between the two schools recently as students from both institutions staged a climate-change sit-in at the 50-yard line delaying the game for almost an hour.

Who were they protesting? The Leftist professors who indoctrinated them? Or the wealthy donors who underwrite those Leftist professors?

And: Why, exactly, is Frankenstein pummeling his creators?

This display of conspicuous conviction at mid-field was the pursuit of social status, not of policy change. They don’t really care if you give up your private plane or SUV. And they don’t care whether the schools’ endowments divest from fossil fuel companies.

Their only demand is that you applaud them just as they applaud themselves.

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David Davenport: Jerry Brown’s Blue Christmas

California governor Jerry Brown has been everywhere, preaching the gospel of blue-state California. California wildfires are the curse of climate change, he told 60 Minutes, while he whisks off to yet another climate conference in Paris, warning that the world is on the road to hell. He says the new federal tax cuts are a “monstrosity,” while he raises taxes at home.

Brown has turned California into a blue-state model of governance, but all is not calm or bright. Even with higher taxes and Silicon Valley growth, the state budget has a deficit and its pension deficit has grown dramatically.

Meanwhile jobs continue to flee the state in the face of high labor costs, high taxes and over-regulation. California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. The cost of housing is sky-high and the roads are old and gridlocked.

Much has been made of Governor Sam Brownback’s failing red-state experiment in Kansas, but Jerry Brown’s blue state Christmas left lumps of coal in many stockings.

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