Posts by K. Lloyd Billingsley
K. Lloyd Billingsley is a Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute and a columnist at The Daily Caller.
U.S. Capitol Police Colonize California


The U.S. Capitol Police will open a regional field office in San Francisco, the California Globe reports, “due to the high number of threats located in California and the western U.S. in general.” These are primarily threats against members of Congress, and violence against them is supposedly on the upswing. Californians have cause to...
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For Department of Homeland Security Boss, Black Cuban Lives Don’t Matter


“If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States,” proclaims Department of Homeland Security boss Alejandro Mayorkas, directing his remarks to Haitians, whose president Jovenel Moïse was recently assassinated, and Cubans protesting the Communist regime. News reports on developments there have overlooked a few realities. Cuban president and Communist...
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Biden’s Knock-Knock Joke Isn’t Funny


Joe Biden is sending door-knocking squads to “educate” unvaccinated Americans. Under a regime of white coat supremacy, unelected medical bureaucrats override the people’s constitutional rights and freedoms.
Obamacare Back Stories


The U.S. Supreme Court has again upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this time on the grounds that the plaintiff states lack standing to make the case, not on its constitutional merits or practical worthiness. That calls for some review of the way the ACA actually functioned.  In California, the ACA created eligibility issues...
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California’s Vaccine Lottery is a Sucker Bet


As ABC News reports, California has selected the first 15 winners of a $50,000 grand prize as part of the state’s “Vax for the Win” program. The lottery is part of Gov. Newsom’s $116.5 million effort to persuade people to get vaccinated. Ten Californians who got at least one vaccination split a $15 million...
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Federal Judge Draws Fire for Striking Down California Assault Weapons Ban


“A stone cold ideologue. He is a wholly owned subsidiary of the gun lobby of the National Rifle Association.” That was California Gov. Gavin Newsom on federal judge Roger Benitez, who recently overturned California’s longstanding ban on “assault weapons.” Second Amendment advocates might find the “ideologue” description puzzling. As we noted, in 2019 the...
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More U.S. Intelligence Failure – and a Possible COVID Coverup


On May 23, Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters he was “not convinced” that COVID-19 developed naturally. The next day, the chief White House medical advisor contended it was “highly likely” that the virus “occurred naturally before spreading from animal to human.” This reversal, one of many from Dr. Fauci, prompted action from the White...
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Unlike Politicians, Athletes Showcase Proven Performance, Market Values


With the first pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Trevor Lawrence, a quarterback out of Clemson. Lawrence boasted a winning percentage of .944, completed 66.6 percent of his passes and accounted for 90 touchdowns with only 17 interceptions. With the fifth pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals...
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Buttigieg Boosts Prospects of California’s Bullet Train Boondoggle


Federal Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is on record that California’s High-Speed Rail project could “potentially” be funded by the pending $2.3 trillion infrastructure program. State rail bosses were pleased but in his Sacramento Bee report, Tim Sheehan outlines some problems with the bullet-train project. It began in 2013, but more than 500 pieces of...
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The Art of the New Racism


“Certain San Francisco artists may receive $1,000 a month under a new city program, the latest in a series of universal basic income initiatives cropping up in cities across California,” writes Faith Pinho of msn.com. Anybody eager for the extra $1000 might wonder who the “certain artists” might be.  They must be “San Francisco...
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