Entries by ThePricklyPear.org

The Marine Corps Inspected Every Single Barracks. It Was As Bad As They Feared

By Micaela Burrow Editors’ Note: There is a lot of competition for Federal dollars. College students want their “loans” forgiven, we must pay the salaries of bureaucrats in Ukraine, and green industries that don’t deliver the goods need lavish subsidies. And of course, let’s not leave out the priority of transporting, housing, and feeding millions […]

Weekend Read: Artificial Intelligence

By Conlan Salgado As human beings we name things. We classify objects and persons. These activities are the foundation of our pursuit of understanding: categorization. It may be that in classifying ourselves as homo sapiens—intelligent hominids—we set ourselves up for perpetual misunderstanding of ourselves. Lately some members of homo sapiens have convinced themselves that they […]

General Electric’s Taxpayer-Powered Wind Machines

By Ken Braun Editors’ Note: This is just another example of wild spending to force change in the energy field on Americans and how badly US corporations have been corrupted by the government by the cynically named Inflation Reduction Act. “Wind turbines are like strippers. They stop working when you stop throwing money at them.” […]

Farmers’ Revolt Over Radical Green Agenda Could Reshape Europe Ahead Of EU Elections

By Tristan Justice European farmers are reshaping the political landscape across the Atlantic just months before the EU’s parliamentary elections. European farmers are reshaping the political landscape across the Atlantic about two months before 27 member states of the European Union (EU) vote on new leadership in their parliamentary elections. Between June 6 and June […]

Arizona Attorney General Says She Won’t Enforce State Supreme Court Ruling Banning Abortion

By Arjun Singh Democratic Attorney General Kristin Mayes of Arizona announced on Tuesday that she would not enforce a ruling from her state’s supreme court upholding an 1864 law that bans most abortions. On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a law criminalizing abortions, except in cases where necessary to save the mother’s life, may be enforced following […]

Why Are Elected Republicans Helping Democrats Reward A Failed Education System?

By Neland Nobel Editors’ Note:  We in Arizona are indeed fortunate that our Republican leaders have been leading the nation in school choice. But, Democrats and their allies the teachers’ union will always be trying to cut back school choice and so we must remain ever vigilant. On a national level, we must be sure […]

House GOP investigates failures leading to 200,000 deportation case dismissals

By Bethany Blankley U.S. House Republicans are demanding answers from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as to why more than 200,000 deportation cases were dismissed. A new report published by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University found that 200,000 deportation cases were dismissed because DHS employees or Border Patrol agents didn’t file […]

Principleless, Panicked and Power-Hungry

By James Allan Pandemic Panic was a fascinating book to read, especially for a lawyer like me. It very quickly had my blood pressure way up as it reminded me of the nearly three years of governmental thuggery, heavy-handedness, imposition of idiotic and often irrational rules, and resort to lockdown lunacy. If that last sentence sounds […]

Arizona News: April 10, 2024

By The Editors The Prickly Pear’s TAKE ACTION focus this year is to help achieve a winning 2024 national and state November 5th election with the removal of the Biden/Obama leftist executive branch disaster, win one U.S. Senate seat, maintain and win strong majorities in all Arizona state offices on the ballot and to insure […]

Is Learning Standard “White” English Oppressive for Black Students?

By George Leef Among the many destructive ideas loose in American education is that black students should not be expected to master standard English because doing so is demeaning and demoralizing for them. Standard English is part of the power structure of “whiteness” that must be overthrown before we can have an equitable society. Professors […]

Murthy v. Missouri Is About Not Only Coercing Big Tech But Controlling Individuals

By Stella Morabito Ultimately, at stake is the right to communicate openly, which translates into your right to build community without state interference. Censorship and loneliness always go together because political censorship is always designed to cut us off, to stop us from speaking openly to others. Let’s ponder that connection as we await the […]

Nothing in the Jobs Report Indicates the Fed Should Cut Rates: Labor Market Plugging Along Just Fine despite 5.5% Rates

By Wolf Richter And wages rose at a good clip too. It was the kind of jobs report we’d expect from an economy that is plugging along just fine, at growth rates that are above the long-run average, powered by drunken sailors all around: By consumers outspending inflation with gusto, especially on services, by the government spending trillions […]

The Entire Push To Halt New Natural Gas Exports Traces Back To One Ivy League Prof And His Shaky Study

By Nick Pope A questionable study by a Cornell University climate scientist gave climate activists and the media ammunition to wage a pressure campaign against the Biden administration to take action against liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Cornell’s Robert Howarth authored the October 2023 study, which purported to find that lifecycle emissions associated with LNG […]

The Results of California’s New $20 Fast Food Minimum Wage Are Already In

By Jon Miltimore Thousands of jobs have already been eliminated by California’s law to raise the minimum wage to $20 for restaurant workers, which goes into effect April 1. For eight years, Michael Ojeda delivered food for a Pizza Hut in Ontario, California, using the income he received to support his family. In December, the 29-year-old received […]

Honey Am I Male?

By Craig J. Cantoni In advance of an upcoming elective surgery, I have been on the phone with personnel from a local Tucson hospital to provide my medical history, insurance coverage, and other required information. The hospital does a great job and its employees are personable, professional, and thorough. A charming woman asked me on […]

Am I Male?

By Craig J. Cantoni In advance of an upcoming elective surgery, I have been on the phone with personnel from a local Tucson hospital to provide my medical history, insurance coverage, and other required information. The hospital does a great job and its employees are personable, professional, and thorough. A charming woman asked me on […]

Arizona Narrowly Avoids Mass Migrant Street Releases With Federal Funding

By Adam Andrzejewski Some Arizona leaders are breathing a sigh of relief as the federal government passed funding that will presumably go toward transporting migrants out of border communities or caring for them while there. There was widespread concern about daily mass migrant street releases starting in April, as federal funding for the U.S. Customs […]

The Cut Flowers Civilization

By Ben Shapiro This week, famed British atheist Richard Dawkins explained that he was a “cultural Christian.” Praising civilization in the United Kingdom, Dawkins stated: I do think that we are culturally a Christian country. I call myself a cultural Christian. I’m not a believer. But there is a distinction between being a believing Christian and […]

Written Testimony About “Dark Money” in Environmental Debates

By Scott Walter Written Testimony Before the Senate Budget Committee Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Chairman Hearing on “Recreation at Risk: The Nature of Climate Costs” Scott Walter President, Capital Research Center March 20, 2024 Chairman Whitehouse, Ranking Member Grassley, distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the honor of testifying. I’m especially honored to be testifying […]