DOJ Labels NYC, Portland, And Seattle As ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions,’ Trump To Review Federal Funding

The Department of Justice has labeled three American cities – New York City, Portland, and Seattle – as “jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist,” granting President Trump the ability to review the status of their federal funding. The cities called out by the Department of Justice have all been rocked by violence caused by AntiFa and Black Lives Matter, which the press release credits to Democrat-led governments which “have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.” According to the Department of Justice: The U.S. Department of Justice today identified the following three jurisdictions

“Ethno-mathematics”? Seattle Schools Weigh Adding Social Justice to Math Classes

Still reeling from a holiday celebrating that genocidal maniac, Christopher Columbus, schools in Seattle are about to dole out another heaping spoonful of how white men, colonization, and all things related to Western Civilization are bad. Very, very bad. Not only did white men and the growth of Western Civilization result in disease, pestilence, slavery, and all manner of human suffering, it also ruined math. Yes, math. But fear not: the Seattle school district is on top of it and intends to rectify past wrongdoings by “re-humanizing” K-12 math classes, mixing in an ethnic studies approach to multiplication tables. According to an

Seattle’s Soda Tax Takes Effect — With Predictably Bad Results

Seattle’s newly implemented tax on sugary beverages has been making headlines around the country this week — and not for reasons its proponents had hoped. This was to be expected. Unlike the Santa Fe, N.M., which allowed its liberal constituency to vote on its proposed sugar tax and was soundly rejected at the ballot box, Seattle opted to force this tax on its residents without giving them any say. The Seattle City Council (which is made up of eight registered Democrats and one registered socialist) passed the tax by a 7-1 vote back in June. And now that the soda

New Study: Raising Minimum Wage Harms Low-Income Workers

A paper released yesterday by a group of researchers at the University of Washington reveals that, as conservatives and economists have predicted, drastic minimum wage hikes may indeed harm the very people that they were put in place to help. The study, which was published by The National Bureau of Economic Research, analyzed the impact of Seattle’s recent minimum wage increase: This paper evaluates the wage, employment, and hours effects of the first and second phase-in of the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance, which raised the minimum wage from $9.47 to $11 per hour in 2015 and to $13 per hour

Seattle Liberals Show Concern for Working Families — By Raising Their Taxes

Seattle will become the 8th city in the United States to tax sugary beverages, after a 7-1 city council vote yesterday. Since soda consumption has become the “crisis du jour” for liberals looking for an excuse to raise taxes, it is imperative to scrutinize the claims made by soda tax proponents before more cities fall like dominoes for this regressive scheme. As noted during the Seattle soda tax debate, city officials “repeatedly acknowledged that this tax targets low-income and minority communities by pricing hundreds of different beverages out of their reach. As a result, those who can afford this tax