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Sacramento To my conservative friends who like when chief executives push the envelope on “national emergencies” and executive orders, I offer you California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Last week, he grabbed national headlines for his decision to grant reprieves to all…

Washington President Donald Trump, meet California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic rising star who tracks mud across the legal system the same way you do, but his dirty footprints win accolades from the mainstream media. Wednesday, Newsom signed an executive…

California’s newbie governor, Gavin Newsom, with a sure feel for irrelevance and non sequitur, signed an order Wednesday placing a moratorium on state-sponsored criminal executions in California. And just in time too, with all those guilty souls going to their…

The conventional wisdom, which I have thus far embraced, is that California Gov. Gavin Newsom would push the state’s politics much further to the Left, leaving Republicans wishing for the good old days of Democrat Jerry Brown’s administration. That still…

Does the United States spend too much on healthcare or not enough? The governor of the most populous state picks the latter as his answer. Gavin Newsom, the incoming governor of the Golden State, unleashed an ambitious plan to spend…

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a tax on drinking water as part of his newly unveiled budget, I started thinking: Wait a minute. Didn’t “we” already solve the problem of undrinkable water supplies in some largely impoverished parts of…

Sacramento For some reason, Americans seem unsatisfied living in a society that is prosperous, relatively free, generally at peace and devoid of most of the nasty and brutish things (conquest, slavery, raping/pillaging, gulags) that have plagued human society throughout, you…

Sacramento The California Legislature gets its share of national attention for some of the wackadoodle bills that it routinely signs into law. It’s 2019, which means that it’s now illegal for full-service restaurants to provide straws with sodas unless a…

Gavin Newsom, who touted single-payer healthcare as a cornerstone of his campaign for governor, routed his opponents in California’s top-two primary on Tuesday. Newsom not only garnered a third of the ballots in an election with nearly two-dozen candidates but…

Sacramento Perhaps I spent too much time on social media as Tuesday’s California primary results rolled in, but I was stunned by the negative reaction of the state’s most conservative voters. Some backers of gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen — a rabble-rousing…

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