California’s Drought Is a Failure of Water Storage to Keep Up with Population Growth
If you’re going to encourage massive immigration, you better build the infrastructure to sustain it.
That’s just one of the many insightful points in a new article by Victor Davis Hanson, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Central Valley farmer.
“A record one in four current Californians was not born in the United States, according to the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California,” writes Hanson. “Whatever one’s view on immigration, it is ironic to encourage millions of newcomers to settle in the state without first making commensurately liberal investments for them in water supplies and infrastructure.”
Over the last forty years, California’s environmentalists – aided and abetted by once and current Governor Jerry Brown – have systematically opposed…[more]
As his prospective 2016 presidential candidacy congeals, Senator Rand Paul's (R - Kentucky) discordant policy proclamations have so far tended toward the realm of foreign affairs.
In recent remarks before a Heritage audience, however, Paul announced a domestic judicial philosophy that will exacerbate concern among conservatives and libertarians that he's ideologically and temperamentally unfit for the White House.
Specifically, Paul openly proclaimed, "I am a judicial activist."
Applying his concept of judicial activism, he proceeded to assert that judges should overturn…
"Obama has piled as many new obligations on employers as possible. He has pursued new healthcare mandates, environmental regulations and labor policies that keep big union bosses as fat and happy as they can be in the sunset years of the labor movement. But none of these policies ever held forth the promise of causing a burst of job creation. Not only has national job creation been slow -- relying…[more]