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Steven Greenhut
Steven Greenhut is a senior fellow and Western region director for the R Street Institute. Write to him at sgreenhut@rstreet.org. His political views are his own.
by | Jan 25, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Conservatives continually step into the trap set by progressives. The process is simple and is repeated constantly, especially in California. Liberal activists envision some far-reaching policy or regulation — such as the elimination of internal combustion engines…

by | Jan 11, 2023

SACRAMENTO — The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives has indicated an interest in investigating various federal agencies, with the latest news being that lawmakers will vote on a plan to abolish the IRS — a measure with…

by | Jan 8, 2023

California’s general election results were anticlimactic. Governor Gavin Newsom was reelected by a nearly 58 percent to 42 percent margin over state senator Brian Dahle, a standard-issue Republican from California’s rural northern region. No one expected Dahle to have a…

by | Jan 4, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — We’re all familiar with the “loser pays” system in litigation, also known as the “English rule.” Under that system, the party that loses a lawsuit must pay the winner’s legal fees — intended as a means to…

by | Dec 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As the nation endured a grueling winter storm over the Christmas holidays, my family and I headed 90 miles west to San Francisco. The weather was in the upper 50s, the sun was shining, and the views…

by | Dec 14, 2022

Some of the social media responses to a Wall Street Journal article in September headlined, “The U.S. Is Running Short of Land for Housing,” were heated. They proved — for anyone who has yet to realize it — that Twitter and…

by | Dec 7, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Two Los Angeles Times articles published on Dec. 4 pinpoint the insanity of California’s approach to our nationally high gas prices, which remain around $5 per gallon even as prices have plunged to around $3.50 per gallon in…

by | Nov 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — California’s state budget has been awash in cash, as lawmakers this year enjoyed a $97.5 billion budget surplus — an excess amount that’s larger than the entire general-fund budgets of all but two states (New York and Texas). As…

by | Nov 9, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif — Lanhee Chen, the Republican candidate for California controller, was an ideal candidate for the little-known office. His Democratic challenger on Tuesday, Malia Cohen, seems ill-suited for it. Thus, Chen racked up every major newspaper endorsement — even from liberal…

by | Nov 2, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s no surprise that the union-allied Biden administration is using the federal Department of Labor to tip the scales on behalf of labor unions. I recently reported for The American Spectator on a new regulatory proposal that attempts to…

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