An editorial in last Monday’s Wall Street Journal explains the astonishing homelessness problem in San Francisco.
“California has spent more than $20 billion on housing for the homeless since 2020, yet public encampments continue to grow. As San Francisco progressives are learning, government can build more shelter, but that doesn’t mean the homeless will use them.”
Every once in a while, I take a look at the bills introduced by my friend Sen. Peter Welch. As one might expect, any such search turns up a lot of expensive and/or unworkable liberal foolishness like the Green New Deal, but once in a while I find one that can win my support.
Two weeks ago, I promoted the centennial re-enactment of Calvin Coolidge’s taking the oath of office in a farmhouse in Plymouth Notch and was looking forward to attending the celebration program. Unfortunately, at the last minute I couldn’t go, so instead of reporting, let me share some of my favorite Calvin Coolidge quotations.
The evil of “Inequality” has always been a rallying point for advocates of socialism. In 2013 the publication of Capital in the Twenty First Century by French economist Thomas Piketty stimulated a new wave of debate. The title was a takeoff from Karl Marx’s seminal Capital, published in three volumes between 1867 and 1894.
Last week Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, recently reported as dropping to his knees on the Senate floor to implore his colleagues to abridge our right to keep and bear arms, came up with another liberal brainstorm.