Tag Archives: wildfires

America’s West Coast is on Fire

California Wildfires

The forests and chaparral of California, Oregon and Washington are on fire. Our Brilliant-in-Dogma governors have declared this is due to Global Warming. It isn’t. It’s due to bad policy. It used to be that state governments allowed proscribed burns and timber harvest of dead trees. These were not ideas borne of European Imperialism or […]

More Americans = Less Wilderness

Wilderness

For decades, federal immigration laws have been a hot-button issue. Nearly 55 years ago, on October 3, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Although few could have imagined it at the time, the ensuing decades would be rife with contentious debates about immigration and its impact on U.S. society. Both […]

Overpopulation Sparks Calif. Wildfires

Aug 2020 FIre

California is once again in the news. As always, bad news puts the state’s latest crisis above the daily newspaper’s fold. Instead of stories about homelessness throughout the state, particularly acute in San Francisco and Los Angeles, or Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mandated COVID-19 shutdown that affects most of California, this time the headlines screech about […]