by | Jul 18, 2019

That former California Attorney General Kamala Harris is surging in the Democratic presidential polls tells us one not very surprising thing: Democrats are situational when it comes to concerns about “authoritarianism.” A few progressive writers have pointed it out, but most…

by | Jul 11, 2019

A 24th candidate has been added to the list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential primary. California billionaire Tom Steyer, who recently entered the public eye after spending millions on an ad campaign to impeach President Trump, officially announced…

by | Jul 6, 2019

Friends call. Acquaintances email. (I don’t text, Facebook, or tweet.) (But my students still are shocked that I know what’s what.) The message of concern: “Dov, I heard about the earthquake. Are you OK?” Yes, I’m OK. It was a…

by | May 30, 2019

Sacramento It’s not every day (or any day, for that matter) that I read an editorial by the Washington Post and am moved to cheer. But the editorial board’s salvo against Bernie Sanders’ education plan, which would end all federal funding…

by | Apr 20, 2019

The Mueller Report is a 448 page-long primal scream of rage by the frustrated Hillary Clinton acolytes who wrote it and who utterly failed in their anointed mission to (a) lure President Trump into a General Flynn-style perjury trap and/or…

by | Feb 22, 2019

California State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) sponsors a bill to jail Catholic priests for not reporting to the state authorities the confessions of those who abuse children and the parents who neglect them. Priests who refuse to violate the…

by | Dec 20, 2018

Sacramento After California Republicans were obliterated in the November midterm elections, I’ve heard from a number of conservative-minded compatriots who are understandably worried about what the Democrats’ new super-duper legislative majorities will mean for the state. They’re not alone. In…

by | Jul 27, 2017

Sacramento It’s common to hear complaints about a “do nothing” Congress, but California’s Legislature has the opposite problem. It wants to do just about everything. Whether it’s fighting global warming or creating a new state-run mini Social Security system to…

by | Jun 29, 2017

Sacramento Politicians in several states this week have had a great time laughing at the latest zaniness implemented in California, and who can blame them? “California may be able to stop their state employees, but they can’t stop all the…

by | Jun 22, 2017

Sacramento Officials for the decrepit city of San Bernardino are touting the great news that, after five long and tumultuous years, the city this week officially exited bankruptcy. Starting next month, it will begin paying its debts again. Of course,…

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