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by | Apr 27, 2022

Sacramento California state officials might have noticed that we’re enduring yet another historic drought — one so intense that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nation’s largest water supplier, has this week announced mandatory conservation measures that not…

by | Dec 9, 2021

Sacramento Like rust, California’s initiative process never sleeps. There’s always some new political battle that’s brewing given the state’s permissive rules for qualifying statewide ballot measures, which let deep-pocketed special interests put wide-ranging legislation before the public. Given the signature-gathering…

by | Dec 4, 2021

If a conservative is a liberal who got mugged, California is about to have a bumper crop of right-wingers as the social compact is crumbling in the Golden State and beyond. California retailers are under siege as smash-and-grab gangs raid…

by | Aug 11, 2021

Sacramento One of my best memories of encountering California came in 1998, as I was moving from a small industrial city in Ohio. I crossed the Colorado River, in a packed car with a panting dog and disgruntled cat, and…

by | Aug 10, 2021

For the first time in at least a century, California has actually lost population. The latest Department of Finance data shows that the state lost 182,000 people last year. Californians have for years been leaving for states with friendlier tax…

by | Oct 15, 2020

The California Republican Party made national news this week after it took responsibility for placing 50 ballot drop boxes throughout Orange, Los Angeles, and Fresno counties as part of a ballot-harvesting plan that was destined to backfire. The party labeled…

by | Sep 3, 2020

Sacramento Every legislative session, it’s the same old story. Lawmakers propose a host of new regulations, taxes, and spending programs — and the rest of us yell and complain, then resign ourselves to the new reality. We’ll need to pay…

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 | 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…

by | Aug 8, 2019

Sacramento Say what you will about former Gov. Jerry Brown, but he did in fact govern as an adult. He spent too much money and promoted boondoggles such as the bullet train and a twin tunnel project that would burrow…

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