California is burning | and more….

1) California’s cities are burning – and Democrats are letting it happen. Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes:

In my home state of California, smash-and-grab is fast becoming a way of life. Crime is a rampant, daily occurrence. Just this week, two of my close friends were robbed near San Francisco.

One owns a popular restaurant; the front door was destroyed, and the cash register robbed. The other was renting a car, the entire rear window of which was smashed to bits and the contents swiped. So common is this sort of looting and thievery that when he returned the rental car, he noticed that the car company’s lot was full of vehicles with broken windows.

Once upon a time, we would have been shocked by this level of crime. Today, citizens fatalistically adapt their behaviours. I know countless women who no longer walk alone after dark in California’s cities. Everyone knows to hide anything they leave in their cars. Those who can afford it are installing gates and building tall fences around their homes. The wealthy are hiring personal security and no longer relying on police for protection. I’ve seen this all before — in Nairobi as well as other places in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and India.

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2) Top Trump aide Peter Navarro is defying Nancy Pelosi’s December 6 committee.

Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro says he will not comply with a subpoena for documents related to the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus.

In an explosive statement, Navaro said Donald Trump advised him not to comply with the request from the House Democrat-led committee.

Republicans have blasted the committee for what they see as blatant partisanship, especially after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to seat certain GOP members recommended to her by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leading him to pull all names.

Only two — Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger — decided to sit on the committee, and both of them are anti-Trump Republicans.

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3) Bernie Sanders is the dumbest senator in America. AJ Kaufman writes:

I’ve written it before, but with Kamala Harris no longer in the upper chamber, Bernie Sanders took over the “dumbest senator in America” title this year — and he’s hard at work maintaining the crown.

The octogenarian continues to misunderstand basic math and lash out with lies.

The Biden agenda — which, sadly, is the Bernie agenda now — is the Vermonter’s last chance to vote for a litany of socialist programs to hurt America.

That’s because 11 months from now, Democrats will have their comeuppance at the ballot box and divided government will be the norm for at least two years; by the time Democrats ever return to power, Sanders will (hopefully) be gone.

So he’s embarrassing himself with his ignorance, desperation, and radicalism.

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