Commentary: When It Comes to Water and Power, Numbers Don’t Lie

Scope insensitivity happens whenever a statistic has huge emotional impact but in reality has little relevance to the issues and challenges it purports to illuminate.

It is scope insensitivity that makes conscientious Californians willing to put a bucket in their showers. They believe that by faithfully capturing some of that shower water that otherwise goes down the drain, and painstakingly reusing that water to fill their toilet tank, or water some houseplants, they will help manage water scarcity in California.

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Crom’s Crommentary: When a Party Is Desperate for Power and What They Are Willing to Do to Retain It

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, guest host Gulbransen welcomed original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

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Commentary: The True Origins of ‘America First’

What were America’s founders and their followers trying to foster and preserve by their conduct among nations? What were they trying to put first? Why did the Progressives turn away from these concerns? What did they put first? How dismissive were they of reality? What have been Progressivism’s effects on how America has fared among nations? How have changes in the world and in America itself made it impossible to continue on the Progressive’s course? How would John Quincy Adams and those following his principles manage America’s present international situation?  

By what principles might today’s statesmen put America First?

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Metro Nashville Public School District 6 School Board Member Fran Bush Recaps Tuesday Night Mask Mandate Vote

Fran Bush

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Metro Nashville School Board member Fran Bush to the newsmakers line to recap Tuesday night’s mask vote.

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Commentary: The Outcome if Government Unions Get Control of an Entire State

Chicago Teachers’ Union protesting

Chaos. Disruption. Uncertainty.

The Chicago Teachers Union provides a real-world example of what happens when a government union has too much power.

CTU has gone on strike three times in three school years. In the latest work stoppage, over 330,000 schoolchildren missed five days of school. Parents were notified of the walkout after 11 p.m. on a school night, leaving them just hours to develop a back-up plan after the union decided not to show up.

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Crom’s Crommentary: ‘Man’s Nature Is Not Good When It Comes to Power’

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all star panelist Crom Carmichael in studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary where he addresses human nature and the Constitution.

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California Lawmakers Send Newsom Bill That Could Ban Gas Generators

Gas powered Honda generator

Legislation to restrict the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment in California also would outlaw portable generators in a state only a year removed from rolling power outages amid deadly heat.

Lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom Assembly Bill 1346. The bill’s sponsor, Assembly Member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, said the legislation would phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines (SOREs) in California.

“Leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other equipment with small gas-powered engines emit staggering levels of air pollution,” Berman said in a statement. “These noisy machines are terribly disruptive to communities across California, and the workers who breathe in exhaust from this equipment day in and day out face disproportionate health risks, including asthma, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.”

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The Epoch Times Senior Editor-at-Large Roger Simon to Attend School Board Election Training and Visit to California

Young girl reading

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Senior Editor-At-Large Roger Simon in studio to discuss his upcoming trip to the Center of the Amerian Experiment training for school board candidates.

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Crom Carmichael Discusses How Democrats in Power Move Further Left and Republican Stagnancy

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to compare Democrats in power versus the stagnancy of Republicans.

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Crom Carmichael Talks Social Justice Yard Signs and the Role of Power

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss social justice yard signs and concepts of power.

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Crom Carmichael Draws Striking Parallels to Bannon and Lai Arrests and the Violence Across America

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to discuss the Steve Bannon arrest and the violence sweeping the country.

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Crom Carmichael Details How Democratic Politicians Crush Their Own Constituents

On Wednesday’s Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio.

At the end of the second hour, Leahy and Carmichael questioned how ultra-blue state governor’s power-hungry control of their states would play out with their constituents hoping to maintain their power positions. They agreed that the media was an important accessory to their agendas in an effort to aid in the forced submission of average Americans (i.e. “1984”).

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Eight Industries Venezuela Nationalized (Besides Oil)

Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuela has experienced one of the sharpest economic declines in modern history—rampant inflation, near-famine, and an exodus of millions of asylum seekers. Yet there remains disagreement over what caused it.

Many refuse to blame socialism, instead citing the collapse of oil prices, corruption, its abandonment of democracy, and other factors. If socialism did play a role, it was a small one, says Venezuelan writer Francisco Toro in the Washington Post, citing “a unique mix of circumstances, in which socialism is just one ingredient.”

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Commentary: Democrats Will Investigate, Not Legislate

by Julie Kelly   In a column published the day after the election, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell warned his fellow Democrats to proceed cautiously after winning the House of Representatives. “Our most fervent supporters hope that we will use our newly found control to investigate almost everything that the…

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