It is no coincidence that housing prices in coastal California began skyrocketing in the 1970s, when building bans spread like wildfire under the banner of “open space,” “saving farmland,” or whatever other slogans would impress the gullible.
The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something.
Pope Francis’ own native Argentina was once among the leading economies of the world, before it was ruined by the kind of ideological notions he is now promoting around the world.
Donald Trump is not the only obstacle to finding leaders of character. The ultimate danger lies in the voting public themselves.
Enabling all Americans to prosper and have greater opportunities is a far more achievable goal than equal outcomes.
No nation has an unlimited capacity to absorb immigrants of any sort, and especially immigrants whose cultures are not simply different, but antagonistic, to the values of the society in which they settle.
The Republican establishment needs to understand why someone with all Trump’s faults could attract so many people who are sick of the approach that Jeb Bush represents.
The civil rights division of the Justice Department has turned the same blind eye to similar voter intimidation and corruption of the voting process by other people and other organizations in other cities and states — so long as those being victimized were white and the victimizers were black.
Ironically, the Republicans have a much stronger set of presidential candidates than usual to choose from this year.
Random thoughts on the passing scene.