“Trust the science,” say the media. Polls show that fewer Americans do. There’s good reason for that. “They don’t trust science because science is increasingly untrustworthy,” says science writer Andrew Follet in my new video. “The only group that trusts science right now is Democrats.” Sixty-four percent of Democrats have “a great deal” of confidence
Whether you’re contemplating San Francisco voters’ recall of left-wing District Attorney Chesa Boudin or the plight of Democrats nationally as they face voters’ dismay at out-of-control inflation, immigration and crime, the question is liable to come to mind: What were they thinking? Actually, there are some initially plausible answers. We’ve just been informed this last
San Francisco’s progressive district attorney, elected on a platform of reducing incarceration, faces a recall election driven by a pandemic in which brutal attacks against Asian seniors and viral footage of smash-and-grab robberies tested residents’ famously liberal political bent. Recall proponents say Chesa Boudin is inexperienced and ideologically inflexible, often seeking to avoid charging criminals
Democratic leaders announced Thursday that they reached agreement on a $1.75 trillion “framework” for their Build Back Better plan, a sweeping social and environmental spending plan that would increase funding for everything from child care to Medicare. The deal is the latest step in a months-long fight between progressive and moderate Democrats, who had objected
Spending seven days in Southern California in the middle of July was enlightening. My youngest son and his family just moved into an older middle class neighborhood in Lakewood, CA. Even though the Fourth of July had been the week before, many of the houses were still flying the Stars and Stripes on their porches.
For more than 200 years, senators have lived by a set of norms and rules designed to give all Americans a voice in their government. These long-standing principles include the precedent of deferring to presidents on their cabinet appointments. But in 2017, Democrats broke that tradition by playing hardball with President Trump’s nominations. That was