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protect counsel robert mueller is brought to a vote on the senate floor. something majority leader mitch mcconnell has so far refused to do. >> we don't know how the president feels about the mueller investigation but he's never said he wants to shut it down. i've never heard anybody down there say they want to shut it down. i think it's a no danger and i don't think any legislature is necessary. paul: let's bring in wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, columnist kim strassel and editorial page kate bachelder odell, kim, let's start with powerful democrats in the house of representatives, nancy pelosi, is she really seriously challenged for speaker? >> she does seem to have a potential math problem. there's repeatedly a letter out there which 17 democrats already signed they would not vote for her, that would come up short getting 218 she would need and the other thing that's become
problematic the emergence of marsha fudge, people talking about whether or not she could run and if she were to throw her hat in the ring, she's from the ohio and this would solve the gender problems democrats say they have if they were to get rid of speaker pelosi. paul: kim, the gender card, supporters are playing it really hard, look, you can't afford at the democratic party to be seen opposing a woman as leader, but hey, if you want to rise to the top of something, you know, and then say well, we have the break the glass ceiling, sometimes you have to fall through the glass floor once in a while, no? >> it's a ridiculous -- this isn't about gender, supporters have been claiming, this is just about a democratic party that just won reelection to the majority in the house and they want some change. they've had the same people in charge for a very long time.
that's a natural thing to want to do, the only thing that stopped it from happening is nobody has stepped forward that might be to change. >> which democratic party will be in charge of the house, the progressives like alexandria ocasio-cortez or many moderates who won for the first time out there across the country by running as much? paul: answer your own question, i think you know. [laughter] >> yeah, it'll be the progressives but, you know, nancy pelosi -- the question is who can control the team of wild horses coming into the democratic house, no question about it, the democrats really do need new leadership, all the leadership there are in their 70's, it's time for a generational change, the question is which generation of leaders you're going to have a house that's investigating donald trump is going head with all of these subpoenas, it's going to be a wild and woolly place and i would argue that
nancy pelosi is the only individual that has skills to control what's going to happen among democrats over the next year. paul: she's tougher than most of them, frankly. >> that's for sure. paul: more ruthless, no question about that. let's turn to donald trump and the turmoil inside the white house, lots of report of change, of course, we had melanie -- melania trump basically firing the deputy national security adviser. how much more change are we going to see? >> well, paul, i think it's relatively normal to see staff shake-up after a couple of years and midterms, we've heard a lot of reports about jim mattis maybe leaving the pentagon or ryan zinke stepping down in interior, i think this might be interesting moment, paul, think about who would want to take those positions right now. for one you have -- it's easier to be confirmed if the republicans have expanded their senate majority but you also have democrats in the house who are going to be issuing
subpoenas and who wants to have, you know, every minutia suggested to democratic house when the goal is to take out many trump cabinet officials as possible and then add to that like you said you have the possibility of being fired on twitter by the first lady, it's not a great working environment. potentially you could see some real talent problems at the white house. paul: yeah, i think it's a terrible look, dan, to have her transgressions were in terms of individual decorum to be run out of town like that and john bolton, he needs a loyal team and has hard time assembling it. >> was the deputy national security adviser and firing her like that saying she would no longer have honor in serving in the white house reinforces that trump house is house of tudor. paul: is that unfair to the tudors? >> they have on their plate
north korea, china, the middle east, russia, to simply pull her out is going to leave a big hole in john bolton's operation. that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, paul. paul: kim, is john kelly going to go as chief of staff and are we in danger returning to the first six months of chaos in the trump white house? >> well, let's just be careful. we've had many, many supposed announcements of kelly's leaving and that hasn't happened yet so we will wait and see what actually comes of this latest round of rumors. look, i think in the end the question for the president is what kind of administration does he want to run. a lot of this upheaval seems to be related to the fact that he has strong cabinet members, very talented cabinet member who is sometimes push back on him, on the limits of policy or the law and -- and he seems to resent that and cause unhappiness between him and some of his top leaders but, you know, this is something also presidents should
want, people who are giving him good guidance and that's what kelly has done and we should all hope he does stay because that's a tough job chief of staff especially in this white house and it does risk going back to a level of chaos when we saw before. paul: kate, to finish up, jeff flake won't vote for judicial nominees and chuck schumer agrees with him and try to force a vote on this bill to enforce -- to protect so-called mueller but that strikes me a blatantly unconstitutional, you can't order -- congress cannot tell a president that he's unable to fire somebody who works for him in executive branch, is that going anywhere? >> you know paul, i don't think it's going anywhere and if jeff flake wants to make legacy, i guess that's his choice but with 53 senate majority next congress they will confirm judges anyway. i think it's a bad choice by flake but i don't think it would ultimately pass because like you said it's obviously constitutionally -- paul: still
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acknowledges forth come negotiation the midterms. >> we took a beating inside the suburban areas, we are going to have to work harder. i think our message will have to be clear, our ideas are going to have to be stronger, we realize that and will work toward that effort. paul: fox news columnist karl rove served as senior adviser to george w. bush, let me ask you about florida recounts, are they going to make any difference do you think now that hand recount is going on in the senate? >> no, i don't think so. we've never had a recount even in florida where 13,000 votes separating the two candidates that something magically appeared to erase that gap, no, it's going to further tarnish florida's reputation, give democrats a talking point in 2020, i think it's about 2020 than 2018 at this moment. >> thanks on that, let's talk about the elections because as
you know 10 days later you look at what happened, looks to me like a bigger defeat for the republican party than some people initially acknowledged and i say that because it's the biggest lost in the house in seats since 1974 and in the senate races they did pick up senate seats in some of the right-leaning states in the swing states, boy, they've got beat with every -- in every race except for florida and that was close. what do you think, is that fair? >> well, i think it is -- it is bigger than we thought on election night, suburban wipe-out in new jersey, virginia, dc, richmond, tidewater, charleston, south carolina, miami suburbs, detroit, chicago, oklahoma city, houston, dallas. paul: that's a lot of cities, karl. >> i mean, it's just -- you go to suburbs of those places every one of those republicans lost seat some of which they held for decades and, yeah, in fact, it's
-- my sense it depends on what base you use, 193 democrats and 235 republicans on election day in the house, 10 vacant seats, democrats are approaching should be 34 so, you know, that's a big chunk of gains and most of them virtually all of them were in the suburbs. paul: what is the lesson you take away from that, one lesson from the people i'm talking to is a shrinking republican coalition, trump is realigning the gop but realigning it as minority party, a lot of viewers who don't like to hear that but the you look at the election results honestly that seems to be happening. >> well, i think it's a little bit more complicated than that, but, yes that's the fundamental truth, we have people who voted republican maybe for a governor or maybe for their local offices but when it came to races in the house they wanted to send a message to to the trump white
house that they were dates satisfied. we saw in polling? senate races, no matter what number of people were that approved of the president and ranged from basically the high 40's in some states to 60's in some of the red states that were senate elections this year, just less than one-third of the voters said i don't approve of him personally but i don't policies, two-thirds of the people approved of him i said approve of both but interestingly enough 10% of the electorate who said i approve of policy but i don't approve of him personally and i'm going to give him unfavorable rating overall and those were people primarily in the suburbs, particularly college educated and particularly college educated women. paul: as you go ahead to look at 2020, how does the gop and particularly president trump get them back because he's got to reassemble that coalition that won in 2016 in states where he got thumped, pennsylvania, ohio. in ohio they did all right -- michigan, wisconsin, he came
close in 2016, minnesota but this year was a wipe-out. >> yeah, well, in georgia and georgia is in defense, north carolina will be defense, florida will be defense, they came relatively close in colorado but that will be a problem. we have two problems with suburban voters, our old problem used to be that they were relatively socially moderate but economically conservative, they remain that way today but in addition to navigating those you have to deal with the fact that they don't like the president's tone, they don't like how he handles things, they don't like how he tweets, they want a different tone to a president that's optimistic and unified. paul: that's a fixable problem if trump is willing to do it. let's talk about nancy pelosi a bit before you go, you did interesting columnist this week adding up the number of democrats in congress, i'm not going to vote for her, i don't want to vote for her, do you think she will win anyway? >> i think she will but let's be clear about it, there are 234 democrats, there are 26
democrats who during the campaign said explicitly i will not support her. 11 of those were were incumbents and the rest are freshmen, if all of them held true to their word she would get 208 votes, 10 short of what she needs to be speaker, she would still have the majority, 201 republicans so she'd still have the majority but if they voted for somebody else she'd come up short of the 218. now, theoretically they could all vote present rather than voting for somebody and that would lower the number of votes that she would need in that case it would lower it down to about 205 or 2006 but she's got to get 218 and the only she could get there now is one of two ways, either people break their word that they gave to the voters with the very first vote they cast in congress or they vote present and it's hard to explain that one too. paul: voting present it's a cop-out, let's face it. i said i voted against her and
oh, well, i chickened out in the end that can show in ad in 2020. >> absolutely. we are likely to see that happen, we've already seen it happen in the senate, senator kristin sinema in arizona under no circumstances will i support chuck schumer for senate democrat leader and yesterday he was elected senate democratic leader unanimously. [laughter] paul: all right, karl, politicians not keeping their word, what a surprise, polls showing that health care was pivotal issue in midterm elections democrats vow to make it central part of agenda heading into 2020, so can republicans change the healthcare narrative? [grunting noise] i'll take that. 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. ensure max protein. in two great flavors.
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>> we are going to be relentlessly focused on the issues that matter to the people, first and foremost lower healthcare costs, provide better, stronger coverage from prescription drugs to premiums. we democrats are going to continue to press our republican colleagues for better, more comprehensive health care. paul: senate minority leader chuck schumer promising to make health care part of democratic agenda in the next two years as the party looks 2020, polls show that health care was top issue for voters in the midterm elections, with democrats stoking fear that is republicans would end coverage of preexisting condition. so, kate, do you think look at the all the exit polling, you look at the races, did the failure of republicans to repeal and replace obamacare cost them the house? >> yes, i think that's absolutely the conclusion you have to take because i think what happened, paul, there's a bit of a double bind in that the
base is unhappy that the party fail today -- failed to repeal the law and they took all of the political heat of having succeeded without having any accomplishments or policy outcomes toy could point to. they were in double bind. i don't think -- it's what the left says the law is increasingly durable and popular. paul: if they had done something and passed an repeal and pointed to that, see, we have done something to address the issue and here is how we would handle preexisting conditions and what failed what happened is, see, they wanted to do this and you're just trying to prove a counterfactual. >> right, exactly, i would have disapproved that people were going to throw out insurance for having preexisting conditions. we saw republicans supporting lawsuit of constitutionality of mandates including preexisting condition mandate and while these are sort of interesting legal questions it's not likely
to prevail and the members -- the people supporting it, the candidates supporting it took a huge political hit for having supported it and it doesn't seem to have been worthwhile, seems like a political loser, that was ken paxton who led this, we criticized him, you probably wrote the editorial, kate, no, it really did hurt them. >> it did, it's unfortunately it's not going to convince john roberts to strike down the affordable care act, he already went through so much struggle to find a way to uphold it and i don't see this changing outcome and what republicans really should be doing is spending the time in wilderness thinking of how they will solve if they get another shot. paul: republican incumbent lost race, wrote for us this week that john mccain killing repeal and replace was the real in -- in the senate was decisive vote
and that got a lot of criticism, how can you criticize john mccain, what do you think of that? >> well, there's something to that, look, it's just the way it was, john mccain was proud of that vote and we should remember that he took it. he and susan collins and lisa murkowski of alaska, the republicans were on a knife edge close enough to get this through, it would have given them as kate said both the actual success of repealing it but the ability to then go out and see changes in the law that helped bring down prices and where people could see that was actually happening. they didn't do it in the end. it was a huge failure on the part given campaign promise, yeah, the house republicans bore the brunt of the decision made by a handful of senators on the other chamber. paul: dan, where do democrats -- when chuck schumer says or threatens depending on your point of view, we will make health care our focus, what are they going to do?
>> threaten, let's go with threaten. [laughter] paul: obamacare, they passed that and now basically they it hurt them for several applications and now they are champions of it. >> the democrats for the next year are going to be aiming at two targets, one, donald trump, the other the pharmaceutical industry, big pharma, elijah cummings chair of oversight committee, tremendous committee and spend about 70% of his time tormenting the trump administration but he says he intends to investigate the pharmaceutical industry and he will issue subpoenas, he will ask questions about drug prices and the goal is going to be kind of use that as cat's paw to get them to compromise on some sort of deal that regulates drug prices in the united states and the problem is that the president of the united states himself seems to be willing to do that, he has talked about associating medicare part 3, prescription prices to those in developed countries over in europe, so big pharma has really
got its work cut out for them defending innovation. paul: kate, i think that's a possibility for trump, he might go for that. what about medicare for all, is that something that democrats will push or in the house and senate or are they going to leave that to the presidential candidates? >> you know, paul, i think they are going to be relatively quiet about that over the next couple of years because i think it's really unpopular with the public when you start to talk about eliminating employer-sponsored insurance. right, the bernie medicare for all bill was not written to become law, it's written assort of a policy proposal and i don't think it's helpful to democratic house candidates to hold it up as what they are really about. i think that dan is right, they are really going to coalesce on the pharmaceutical price control ideas because it's something that it's something that trump can be amenable to and maybe talk about public option for insurance and wait for medicare for all to really litigate that in presidential debate in 2020.
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but outrage is growing as details of the deal emerge with new york state alone offering more than a billion and a half dollars in tax breaks and incentives to the retail giant in return for bringing a promise 25,000 jobs to its new campus. mayor bill de blasio called it a great day for new york city and newly elected congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez democratic socialist called the taxpayer subsidies extremely concerning. we are back with dan henninger, wall street journal bill mcgurn and editorial board member allysia finley. bill, my favorite part the pad, this won't be available to everyone. is this a good deal for new york and virginia? >> no, it's not, it shows that the real threat to the economic world isn't socialism it's corporatism, few you are going to have welfare it should be for the poor and not the world's
richest man, that seems to be uniting people. governor cuomo's defense is extraordinary. anyone in this right mind just judging by the merits would go to texas, therefore i had to cough up a lot of stuff to get amazon to come here to give them privileges and favors that other people don't get. paul: who is responsible for those tax rates? >> right. paul: he could change those. >> that's the difference. they are all betting, you have business unfriendly environment on the state, right, and then you play favorites and you try to get somebody to bail you out, look, it's not the first time. buffalo -- up state new york and ended up in corruption. >> i don't think it's ended, t continuing. [laughter] paul: well, allysia, from
amazon's point of view even though it's true about jeff bezos, it's hard to blame him, i guess, it seems to me if politicians are willing to shower him with money, he's a pragmatic businessman, they are saying, here, you can have all of this, why not take it? >> right, elon musk is the same thing with nevada and battery factory. if they are going to give him a couple of billion dollars why not. paul: scott walker. >> another package to help rescue jobs there. this is bipartisan on both sides. but really the politicians should be responsible and be more responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. paul: 200-some jurisdictions tried to get amazon. >> turned down some of like maryland and newark which offered even bigger subsidies which suggest maybe it would have gone to new york and dc anyway. paul: because why?
>> it has more intellectual capital, talent, tech talent, finance, banks, hedge funds are really recruiting engineers, amazon will be able to poach some of those. paul: figure dan that i like and another one is google has a big presence in new york as well. i think they have something like 10,000 jobs here. they're not getting a package of a billion and a half dollars and i think allysia's point, they might have gone here anyway because of the other things it offers. >> yeah, store, technological workers, northern virginia will be able to provide that, we don't have enough technical workers to supply amazon with 25,000 people, all of that aside, to me the most fascinating thing going on here is that this deal was done by mayor bill de blasio and governor cuomo, probable
candidates for democratic nomination, they are getting hammered, hammered by fellow democrats who are just dumping on them for giving away this $2 billion. i think what's going on here is ocasio-cortez, head of the city council are upset that this money has gone to amazon and not to their pet project. it's not as though they are upset about corporate welfare, it's just that the money is all gone now. paul: wrong corporate welfare. [laughter] >> look, that's what happened when you politicized decisions, one of the really bad aspects of this was that a lot of is -- cities didn't say what they were offering, some disclosed and some didn't. this really was the case. we had to agree to it to find out what was in it. i think that's why people are sprung. paul: any chance that this could
be undone in either new york state or new york city or perhaps virginia? >> i think it'll be hard to undo it. i think it'll be hard. some of the incentives already exist it's just that they are are applying it to amazon. paul: some of them. >> i think the wall street journal's position is right, we don't want bodega owners and guys that work at laundry mat to have subsidize billionaires. paul: right, britain's messy dworgs -- divorce from the eu, we will take a look at what's driving economic jitters and what the u.s. needs to do to adapt to potential global slowdown.
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world economy this as the british pound dropped sharply thursday after prime minister's theresa may draft divorce bill from the european union was into doubt. dan, how worried should we be about the world economy right now? >> well, i think there's a lot of reason to be concerned, paul, because the united states on the one hand seems to be booming, full employment, all of the signs are consumer confidence, tremendously strong but if you look out around the world the picture isn't so bright. germany's economy con tatted in the last quarter, europe itself seems to be slowing down, you described what's going on in the uk with brexit. japan's economy slowed also in the last quarter and china's growth rate is now about 6.5% which is really kind of low for them, so you get the sense that there's a lot suppressing the global economy out there, the
dollar is very strong and delinking from some of the other currencies and usually when that happens bad things happen. paul: what's behind it, bill, i think you've got some bad policy choices in political turmoil in europe, for example, but rising interest rates also here in the u.s. -- >> right. paul: which is drawing capital from the rest of the world. >> and i think that hurts the president when he's so critical of the fed chairman and he actually had some points but it makes it harder for the fed chairman to do the right thing without looking like he's a lacy of the president. >> maybe pausing -- >> i think it's the right idea but the timing is everything. look, i think the united states is fundamentally sound. i reject the idea that we are in a sugar high. paul: yes. >> the corporate tax cuts really changed the structure and incentives for investment. i live in the suburbs, when you buy a house you want nice community, there's no point of having nice house and you depend
on the community to be prosperous too. these people are customers of their economies, the two other big economies japan and germany are contracting, less that they can buy of our stuff. paul: difference, allyisa from having 3 and a half percent growth continuing here and going back down to the slows of 2, 2 and a half percent which donald trump promised to get us out of. >> in the third quarter you did see drop of business investment to .8%, consumer spends hag been boyant but if you want to maintain 4% growth or above 3%, you're going to have to maintain a higher level of business investment and that is going to require foreign global market. paul: and the trade piece of this, dan, i don't think you can underestimate, the third quarter figure that allysia mentioned figure, i think that's partly
trade related, one thing we criticized barack obama for was all the regulation which called -- something of a capital strike as businesses say, hey, i don't know who will hit me next here so i'm not going to make that investment. trade operates in a similar way, arbitrary government that can hit people with tariffs or new rules to change supply chains, if that happens, they may say fear that might happen, well, i will hold off on investment. >> yeah, well, donald trump, president trump argues that we want to open the chinese market and there are certain disparities in trading relationships with all of the other countries that justify these tariffs that he has imposed. be that as it may, the negotiations especially with china are going nowhere and so tariff regime that he imposed on china is beginning to look chronic, long-time problem because you have supply chains, companies have to make decisions
on whether they are going to make money in the context of these tariffs, i think probably the best thing the president could do right now given what we've just described is pull back to a great degree on the tariff war that he's undertaken and ensure that the global economy doesn't slow down because if it does, it'll going to be hurting him possibly in 2020 when he's running for reelection. paul: dan, i mean, bill, last question, wilbur ross, one of the trade hawks, commerce secretary said we will have framework with president xi in november. >> i think we need something positive. that's the danger. you mentioned supply chains, trading is things for things but at lot of pricing from own goods come from complicated network and when you put tariffs on you just blow the whole thing up so i think the pressure right now is on, the bad news peter navarro, one of the hawks, right, was out there warning wall street don't pressure us on china and larry kudlow warned
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threatening to pull federal funding if the state didn't remedy the situation, we are back with dan henninger, kim strassel and allysia finley, allysia, we don't know how they started? >> not yet, they suspect the one in the north pg&e company, transmission line went down. paul: why do the fires seem -- maybe seem is the right word because we have the immediacy of them, why are they worse now? >> you are coming after 6 or 7 year drought, conditions are extremely dry in california, it's in the 80's -- paul: temperatures in the 80's. >> low humidity, so it's dry, it's hot and you have high winds and there's a lot of combustible fuel after 6 or 7 years of dead
trees, 130 million in the state. paul: in terms of the human damage, the towns and homes and so on it's because people are building closer -- >> that's right. increasing development. i don't think environmentalists complained about that but that's also partly because of zoning regulations on the coast that really restricted development. that's exactly. paul: what about this trump point, that's gross mismanagement. he got a lot of criticism for the threat which turned out to be phoney threat that he'd cut off funding but does he have a point about forest mismanagement? >> yes, the federal government and state government have really restricted the ability to manage forests and that includes tree trimming, logging, controlled burns. paul: why? >> because environmentalists oppose all of this. paul: they want natural growth? >> yeah, right, exactly, you to
think about back in 1700's, 4.5 million acres of land would burn a year in california. right now it's about 1 million. you cannot return everything to the nature because humans were not here. [laughter] paul: kim, do you know -- you followed the forestry a lot, is the trump administration doing anything to improve it? >> oh, yeah, this is great news. go back a year ago, september 2017, ryan zinke put out a memo giving park managers and land managers across entire interior department the ability to now for the first time in 20 years use whatever resources necessary to proactively clear away dead brush and undergrowth and dead trees and clean up the forest. this is -- this is new and important, this really goes back to the clinton era when bill
clinton turbo charge mismanagement and we've never got come back from that. back before his tenure, the first service sent about 16% of its money on fighting fires now it's more than half and that poaches money from the necessary programs we need to clear away this underbrush and problems in the first place. paul: dan, speaking of politicians and what they say about this, jerry brown, governor of california blamed the fires on climate deniers? >> i would say arguably one of the most irresponsible things jared brown has said. look at the incredible human destruction and devastation that's taking place in california, there's a legitimate debate about how those forests should be managed in california but the left is proposing that this is all about climate change, not just jerry brown, left-wing politicians, celebrities in california and i am going to say that i bet you
paul: time now for hits and misses of the week, kim, start us off? >> so paul the wall street journal just finished its first ever ranking of the 20 largest airports, everything from on-time reliability to security wait times, restaurant reviews and also an extensive survey with readers, my miss is going to the city whose 3 airports managed to all come in dead last which would be new york city. kennedy, laguardia and newark were ranked the worst of the worst. you know, new york is lucky
because a lot of people need to go there for work but it should be concerned when growing numbers of people don't want to go there because it's just so hard to get there. paul: bill. >> paul, a miss to big mother, otherwise known as district of colombia government, there's been a play group for 2-year-olds for 45 years of capitol hill just run by the parents and they recently got a visit from the office of state superintendent for education saying we will regulate you now. write sensible rules, contact information so you can't bring the sick kids to the thing. i mean, this is literally what they mean. paul: kate. >> paul, this is a hit for naomi who trump appointed to dc circuit court, she's been overseeing the white house deregulatory campaign and hasn't gotten much attention but her office announced in october that the trump administration had repealed that year 12 rules for every 1 issue with 176
regulatory actions, she's shing one of the biggest regulatory efforts and cheers to her on new adventure in dc court. >> could be potential supreme court material, dan. >> the trump administration gets showered with misses with war with media, this is a big hit for vice president mike pence at big asia summit in singapore took leader zuki to talk, two jailed reuters reporters who had been prisoned, it's a big hit for mike pence for raising the issue about the two imprisoned reporters. paul: all right, if you enjoyed the journal editorial report be sure to join us at fox nation every afternoon, we will assemble for the smartest minds in the business to analyze the most important story of the day. one story, one panel unparalleled exper his it's only on fox nation so sign up now.
that's it for this week's show, thanks to my panel and to all of you for watching, i'm paul gigot, hope to see you right here next week. arthel: we begin with fox news alert, president trump continues tour of destruction in california, the president just wrapped up a speaking at wild fire incident command post in northern california and had a chance to see firsthand endeavor station from the deadliest wild fire in the u.s. in a century, death toll rises to at least 71 people and at least 1,000 more are now listed as unaccounted for but the president's time in golden state is far from over. -o, everyone, welcome to another inside america's news headquarters i'm arthel neville. eric: hello, everyone, i'm eric sean, president trump making a stop later in southern