The spectacle, subsequent outrage, and scramble to end the separation of children from would-be immigrants along the nation's southern border continues to drive much of the nation's political narrative. But there is one very interesting, if unintended, development: the left is now positioning itself as a vocal defender of the traditional family, and parental rights.
We are constantly told by those who believe humanity is responsible for the planet's ultimate doom that disaster can be avoided if we only give up those horrid fossil fuels and adopt "clean" alternatives. One of those alternatives is electric cars. We happen to think some electric cars look pretty neat -- Teslas are elegant pieces of design. But do these electric vehicles actually do anything to reduce pollution or greenhouse gas emissions?
We've written before about the slow burning fight inside the Democratic party between its liberal and progressive wings (believe it or not, there is a difference). That fight has been playing out in the primaries this year, with progressives winning here and there, but falling far short of remaking the party in their image.
There are any number of penalties and programs global warming advocates have dreamed-up in order to stave off their much-anticipated climate apocalypse. One of the more revealing is a proposal, from French academics, to impose a carbon tax on beef. The reason? Livestock is a huge source of greenhouse gas.