by | Mar 26, 2020

Sacramento With coronavirus turning our lives into a zombie apocalypse, most Americans have been fairly nonchalant as government officials grab the most expansive power that they can get their hands on. For instance, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has claimed the…

by | Mar 21, 2020

So, yesterday evening as I was sitting at my computer, along came a call from my very dear friend Mike Visser. He lives in Canada, but he had just seen on FNC that our governor, “Pretty Boy” Gavin Newsom, had…

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 | 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 2, 2020

Sacramento When Jerry Brown became governor yet again in 2011, I warned my conservative friends not to be too upset at the prospect. “It’s not going to get any better than this,” I’d say. Indeed, Brown’s final eight years in…

by | Nov 19, 2019

On October 20, 1981, the guys and gals of the Weather Underground finally did it. They at last carried out a criminal act that not only led directly to deaths but also landed at least some of them in prison….

by | Oct 31, 2019

California’s young and bold new progressive governor Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, probably figured he’d be thrust into the national limelight after signing a host of must-do liberal measures ranging from statewide rent control to a new…

by | Oct 17, 2019

Sacramento “Never give the bastards more money,” a friend always says when discussing proposed tax increases. “They’ll only squander it.” That also epitomizes my philosophy over decades of voting and writing about ballot initiatives and bonds. I always recommend a…

by | Oct 10, 2019

Sacramento California progressives claim to be the champions of the poor and downtrodden, but their vocal support for legislation that obliterates the state’s charter schools reinforces that they mainly are the cat’s paw for the state’s powerful public-employee unions. If…

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