The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that Boise, Idaho, violated the 8th Amendment rights of homeless people by levying a small fine for sleeping on the sidewalk. Is keeping public spaces clear of vagrants “cruel and unusual punishment” if no suitable homeless shelters exist?
The Bloomberg headline says “Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 750,000”, and that sounds bad during an election year. But as Scott Ott digs deeper into the story, he finds details that don’t make great anti-Trump clickbait.
In this clip from Right Angle, Scott Ott re-frames Progressivism in light of the massive advances in human happiness, and encourages our Progressive friends to declare victory, because your better future is here.
Democrats say they have 200 votes in the House to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $15. But a new study from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that in addition to lifting 1.3 million households above the official poverty line, raising the minimum wage would kill up to 3.7 million jobs. Even if you think low-paid workers should make more, is there a better way to do it than with the long-arm of the federal government?
As pandering Democrats push reparations for slavery, what’s the Republican answer to address issues like institutional racism, poverty, unequal justice, failing schools, and other problems and grievances? Is it enough to just say ‘No’ to reparations, or should the GOP have a positive, creative program to address problems, many of which are caused by government?
The city of Los Angeles agrees to pay $645,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed L.A. sanitation workers stole or destroyed property of homeless people during periodic clean-up efforts in the city’s sprawling Skid Row area. Do homeless people have a Constitutional right to squat on public property, stockpile pallets, refrigerators and other scavenged items, and generally drag down property values and tourist appeal?
As Venezuela collapses, the truth of the deadly effect of socialism is lost on American Progressives who cling to their utopian vision of these proven disastrous ideas. Starvation, rape, forced-prostitution, brutal death — these are not aberrations, but normal consequences of the philosophy of Karl Marx.