by | Mar 27, 2020

Our editors’ inboxes and comment sections are filled with insightful, sharp, and thought-provoking responses from our readers. So we’ve started a weekly roundup of highlights. Check up on our blog each Friday for more, and send your letters to editor@spectator.org!…

by | Mar 12, 2020

Sacramento California has the largest number of active military members in the nation, who live on relatively low salaries in this exceedingly expensive state. To make matters worse, the state has enacted some of the most stringent occupational-licensing rules in the nation…

by | Mar 5, 2020

Sacramento As California voters continue their march to the left, many of us are left wondering what that will mean for one of the few remaining laws that protects us from pure and utter plunder. In 1978, voters overwhelmingly approved…

by | Feb 27, 2020

Sacramento The worst part about living in a one-party state is the foreboding sense that there’s nothing the ruling party couldn’t do unless the courts or the federal government step in to stop it. California voters haven’t shown any willingness to…

by | Feb 6, 2020

Sacramento The think tank I work for sponsored a bill in the state Senate two years ago that would have decriminalized the act of shampooing and curling hair for pay. Yes, it’s against the law in California to work at a hair…

by | Jan 29, 2020

Sacramento In the Norwegian Netflix series “Occupied,” Russia slowly takes over the Scandinavian nation after its prime minister declares his decision to shut down its oil production and quickly shift the country toward a form of renewable energy. Don’t be…

by | Jan 23, 2020

Sacramento After yet another rough wildfire season, it’s hard to say no to pretty much anything that California’s firefighters and their unions demand — for instance, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest budget calls for an extra $2 billion a year to…

by | Jan 16, 2020

Sacramento Over the last nine years, California has boosted its spending on public schools and community colleges by 80 percent, and the results are pretty conclusive. California’s low-income students continue to perform near the bottom of national averages. Its overall test scores…

by | Jan 8, 2020

Imagine, for a moment, that you or someone you know has become a crime victim. The perpetrator, you learn, had been incarcerated before this offense, and federal immigration officials, discovering that he was in the country illegally, wanted to pick…

by | Nov 7, 2019

If you haven’t listened to California’s Democratic leaders (and who can blame you for that), you wouldn’t know that our state is the world’s fifth-largest economy and a model for the rest of the United States. We are the heart and…

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