Category Archives: History

California Farmers, One Family’s Story

Farmers are incredible people, fighting against formidable odds, and prevailing, as in this story from Inside Climate News. An excerpt. “After 67 years of living and breathing dairy farming in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Scott Magneson cannot, will not, stop. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History

Green Power Delusional?

An excellent case is made that it is, in this article from Manhattan Contrarian. An excerpt. “If you dutifully read your U.S. mainstream media, you undoubtedly have the impression that “clean” and “green” energy is rapidly sweeping all before it, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History, Politics

Public Transit & the Virus

What had been getting worse—use of public transit—has now gotten catastrophically bad, as this article from New Geography reports. An excerpt. “The Coronavirus public health emergency is an existentialist crisis for many sectors of the U.S. economy and government services. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, History, Politics, Transportation

Anarchy in Seattle

This is a story prompting us to either cynically laugh, applaud, or tragically cry, from City Journal. An excerpt. “Seattle’s hard-Left secessionist movement has claimed its first territory: six blocks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. “For the past week, Black … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics

Leaving California

Our home state is a great state in many ways, but many people are leaving it, which is examined in this story from California Globe. An excerpt. “With Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots breaking out across California, some city … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Trusting the Virus Models

A devastating article from City Journal about how wrong that can go without verification. An excerpt. “In early March, British leaders planned to take a laissez-faire approach to the spread of the coronavirus. Officials would pursue “herd immunity,” allowing as … Continue reading

Posted in History

Weather Forecasting

Still an inexact science—especially vital in terms of water—but this article from Comstock’s Magazine reports on potential improvements. An excerpt. “One rainy morning last December, John James stood outside holding a big white balloon, which looked like a perfect target … Continue reading

Posted in History, Technology, Water

The Once Great City

So sad what is happening to the City; and this article from City Journal reports on the current results. An excerpt. “On January 8, London Breed, San Francisco’s mayor, was sworn in for her first full term. House Speaker Nancy … Continue reading

Posted in History, Homelessness, Public Safety

The Virus & Inductive Reasoning

This article from City Journal shows the connection. An excerpt. “The Covid-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the struggle to find effective treatments and cures. When most people speak of the science of medicine, they are referring to a process … Continue reading

Posted in History, Public Safety

Is California Doing Ok?

Yes, health wise, but not so good politically, according to this article from City Journal. An excerpt. “On Wednesday, Bay Area health officials extended shelter-in-place orders through May, bringing their duration to 11 weeks. The new orders very minimally loosen … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History, Politics