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Gilbert T. Sewall

Culture

An American inquisition

Almost 500 years after Galileo, quasi-religious frenzies flow freely once again

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Culture

The unremarkable Meghan Markle

She is terminal bread and circuses, SoCal lights and vapid glamor

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Campaign 2022

Chesa Boudin’s soft-on-crime policies will doom him

Californians may be about to recall a progressive prosecutor

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Culture

Fleeing dysfunctional America

Blue states cannot stop migrants from escaping their corruption and crime

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Education

When sex ed is a crime against children

There’s a reason parents are rallying behind Ron DeSantis and Glenn Youngkin

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Law

When cities accommodate lawlessness

One of the Sacramento shooters was out of jail on early release

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Culture

We are all still prisoners of the Sixties

What was formerly outré or unimaginable remains in vogue. But human instinct will win out

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Politics

Will the West Coast walk away from wokeness?

As its June primaries heat up, California will once again be a political beacon

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Russia

Putin understands America’s moral decay

He and Xi Jinping think we’re weak and dissolving from within. Could they be right?

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Politics

The school board recalls that shook San Francisco

The left is dealt a blow in its most supportive city as fed-up tiger moms target the woke

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Culture

Biden’s food policies have nothing to do with hunger

In twilight America, the deadly sin of gluttony has vanished

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Politics

The deep state is no conspiracy theory

Progressive monoculture has enveloped many of our private and public institutions. Aldous Huxley saw it coming

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Education

Ms. Work-to-Rule and our fading school standards

Covid conscious, allergic to academic rigor, the head of your local teachers union is in charge now

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Law

The unicorns of crime-wave California

As violence surges and police dwindle, the woke take shelter in magical thinking

By Gilbert T. Sewall

Politics

What Functional America wants

An end to disorder and CRT-loving hustlers who fan the flames of hate

By Gilbert T. Sewall

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