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Census Citizenship Fight Shows Trump Team’s Greatest Weakness

President Trump has an instinctive feel for the inflection points in today’s political and cultural battles, but personnel is policy, and Attorney General Barr is only one man; he needs a cadre of victory-minded conservative lawyers to handle the day-to-day legal work upon which victory or defeat of the Trump agenda hinges.

Put The Citizenship Question On The Census!

The civil servants at the Justice Department didn’t want to fight to win the citizenship question lawsuit and probably laydown and let the Democrats win the first time around. Now there's a new team working on the case and a it looks like both President Trump and Attorney General Barr are committed to seeing the case through to victory.

Why Are There So Many Homeless in Los Angeles?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Why has this happened in a place that is so rich it is the fifth biggest economy in the world by itself, ahead of the United Kingdom and just behind Germany? Can't they just throw money at the homeless and make them go away? Not so easy. It's been tried, at least to some extent. Shelters, some of them well built, have been constructed all over the city but the homeless don't want to stay in them. The reason is these shelters are drug-free zones and the homeless of LA (and San Francisco and Seattle) are anything but drug-free. Most are addicts. They prefer to live in tents where they can smoke what they want, shoot what they want, pop what they want. So homeless encampments keep growing and sprout up everywhere.

Why I'm Never Going Back To California

Calfornia's Democrat-controlled government spends its time crafting laws to jail people for using the wrong pronoun while the obscene condition of downtown Los Angeles has become an international disgrace. Mountains of rotting, oozing, stinking trash line skid row alleys while football-sized rats pop their heads out of the debris like they are in a game of Whac-A-Mole.

Democrat Judge Tosses Citizenship Question Off 2020 Census

The elephant in the room – and the motivation for liberals fighting so hard against including the citizenship question on the census – is that it will re-open the debate over whether electoral seats should be apportioned according to the population of citizens rather than the total population.

Anti-Semitic Trouble in My Old Los Angeles Hood

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Is there a rise in anti-Semitism and, if so, where is it coming from? I won't disguise my view. Pittsburgh aside, today's anti-Semitism is largely, with minor sporadic exceptions, the product of an unholy alliance between the left and Islam. "Liberal" Jews can't face the reality of all this or don't want to, so they ignore it and don't think about it, continuing to spout bromides that were tired in the 1930s. Those bromides bear a distinct resemblance to those that were current in Berlin in those same 1930s.

Democrats Sue Over Citizenship Question In The Census

The Democrats’ eruption over the citizenship question is that states with large illegal alien populations don’t want a future Congress to eliminate illegal aliens from being counted for the purposes of congressional reapportionment and allocation of federal funds where they are currently stealing from the rest of America’s taxpayers and voters by inflating their population with illegal aliens.

Why Not Make Sanctuary Cities Pay For The Border Wall?

According to our friends at openthebooks.com “sanctuary cities” extort almost $27 billion from American taxpayers to pursue their unconstitutional scheme to nullify the immigration laws passed by Congress. Withholding federal funds from just two of them would more than pay for the wall in just one year, and the rest would be gravy for the taxpayers of jurisdictions whose elected officials follow the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress.

Why Andrew Jackson Instead of Ronald Reagan?

President Donald Trump's choice of Andrew Jackson as his Oval Office muse shows President Trump knows his presidential history, and he’s chosen the right inspiration for the challenges that are before him.

Trump Is Right: U.S. Should Discuss Ending The Nuclear Umbrella Over Japan And South Korea

The way Washington won agreement from some nuclear-capable powers to abstain from going nuclear is to provide a “nuclear umbrella,” that is, promise to use nukes to defend them if necessary. As a result, the price of nonproliferation in East Asia is America’s willingness to risk Los Angeles to protect Seoul and Tokyo, and maybe Taipei and Canberra too. Trump was right, the U.S. ought to discuss whether those commitments are still in our interest.

LA County Politicians Want Cross Added to Seal

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze

An old battle has reemerged in Los Angeles, where the county seal is once again at the center of contention. While conservative members of the Board of Supervisors are pushing for the inclusion of a cross in its design, others claim that the Christian symbol has no place on a government seal.