Dennis Prager talks to Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and the author of Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite. They discuss the Biden family corruption, in which Joe Biden uses his family to bank money from foreign governments while he was in office. Peter Schweizer has a video he produced called, The truth about the Bidens: Joe and Hunter Ride the Dragon.Read More »
Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris allowed the American people to understand that there are some very stark contrasts in policy between what four more years of President Trump would look like, as compared to a Biden Administration.
The differences across issues as wide-ranging as climate change and energy policy, health care policy, and taxation were apparent. Vice President Pence’s ability to characterize Senator Harris and the Biden-Harris ticket more broadly as overly progressive was perhaps his biggest accomplishment in the debate.
Harris pointed out that Biden will repeal the Trump tax cuts. Pence noted that this will mean tax hikes for all voters—an effective attack that was left unanswered by Harris. From taxes to energy policy to the role of the judiciary, the differences were apparent.
Trump and Pence should focus their fire on these kinds of issues during the closing weeks of the campaign.
The choice this November is clear. It’s now up to us to cast our votes.Read More »
The Trump Administration is proposing two major actions to add political balance to the stock market environment.
First, labor secretary Eugene Scalia is reforming pensions—looking at what are called “Environmental Social Governance Funds.” They purport to be about better investing, but in reality they are a clever way to advance a progressive ideology. Secretary Scalia wants to refocus pension funds so that they actually fund pensions—and not pander to climate change activists.
Second, the SEC is going after shareholder advisory services—where annual meetings include opaque votes on issues shareholders know nothing about. The bias—no surprise—is to the left. Now they’ll be required to disclose their recommendations to public companies and publicize the companies’ responses.
The new rules are a serious challenge to the dominance of progressive partisans in the world of finance.
It’s a welcome pushback from the Trump administration all Americans ought to support.Read More »
The new year brings new questions about the Democratic Party and its impeachment obsession. After urgent demands for Trump’s immediate removal, Democrats suddenly slowed down the impeachment process—delaying a Senate trial and hoping to stretch out that proceeding to the beginning of 2020’s primary season.
The Dems mean to focus relentlessly on Trump’s alleged unfitness for office, to keep attention away from their own radical agenda. They know public opinion may be closely divided on the president himself, but big majorities oppose such Democratic priorities as outlawing private health insurance, racial reparations for slavery, tax hikes, open borders, canceled college debt, and the job-killing Green New Deal.
The Democrats know that if they make the election a referendum on Trump’s polarizing personality they could possibly win. But: a pitch for votes based on their stridently progressive platform would lose in a landslide.Read More »
After the recent CNN “Climate Change Townhall,” one gets the impression that the candidates are no longer running against Trump but instead running against beef.
Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang both called for either cutting back meat consumption dramatically or even nudging most of the world to go vegetarian completely. Beto O’Rourke says people who eat meat are part of the problem—and Cory Booker went full veggie a long time ago.
But the science behind The Vegetarian Myth, is rebutted by an eponymous book by former vegan Leirre Keith. Turns out that all that soy they’re pushing at us is much worse for the environment. The rain forests are generally being slashed and burned for soy farming, not for pasturing cows. Grass-fed cows maintain sustainable pastures with deep roots—whereas highly subsidized, shallow-rooted annual grain crops can leave soil vulnerable to run-off and depletion.
The war against beef has deep roots itself—in progressive ideology, but its scientific roots are rather shallow.Read More »
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives recently passed legislation to raise the minimum wage from $7.50 to $15 nationwide.
While that might sound good to some, the reality is that such an increase may put up to 3.7 million people out of work, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
Particularly hard hit will be employees at small businesses, which are less likely to have the resources or profits to cover the proposed doubling of the minimum wage. While Democratic lawmakers had an opportunity to exempt the smallest of businesses from their bill, they declined to do so.
The proposed increase in the minimum wage may also have the effect of hurting teenagers or those who may just be getting started in the workplace.
Increasing the minimum wage may seem like a good idea. But like many of the ideas that progressive politicians are trumpeting, it’s likely to do more harm than good.Read More »
In campaigning for president, Joe Biden faces a difficult dilemma: if he moves left to placate his party’s increasingly socialistic base, he’ll lose the moderate support he needs to challenge Donald Trump. But if he runs as a compromising centrist, enraged party progressives will block his nomination.
The problem is that satisfying progressives requires such radical positions—like racial reparations, forgiving student loans, and banning private health insurance—that middle-of-the-road voters won’t be reassured by an easy-going style. If the election becomes a referendum on a stridently leftist Democratic platform, Republicans should be able to build a big majority in opposition.Read More »