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National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 208: Intel Outside

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 208: Intel Outside

California-based Intel’s back-and-forth on China’s human-rights issues is largely overshadowed by its decision to build in Ohio what may be the world’s largest chip manufacturing facility. Kamala Harris gets the all-important lead-pipe portfolio, even as Joe Biden assures America that she’ll be his 2024 running mate. Never mind the parents, state senator Scott Wiener wants...

By Will Swaim

Newsletter January 21- Newsom Takes on DeSantis and Buttigieg

Newsletter January 21- Newsom Takes on DeSantis and Buttigieg

Governor Gavin Newsom took on Florida governor Ron DeSantis last week, boasting that two-years into the pandemic, California is better off than Florida. If he’s testing the waters for a head-to-head against DeSantis in the 2024 presidential race, his strategy of comparing the two states is a bust. For starters, the American people have already begun...

By California Policy Center

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 207: The Great Train Robberies

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 207: The Great Train Robberies

Biden transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg visits SoCal ports, decries infrastructure “disinvestment,” and leaves town as news breaks that gangs are ransacking rail shipments in Los Angeles. Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis fire cross-continent warning shots in the runup to 2024. The California Exodus is so intense that it broke U-Haul. California columnist Joe Mathews’s modest...

By Will Swaim

California’s public school establishment to parents: We know best, so step aside

California’s public school establishment to parents: We know best, so step aside

California parents are at last in on the joke. They’re seeing (perhaps for the first time) that our public schools are failing our children – practicing invasive therapy as if that’s teaching, carrying out political indoctrination as if that’s education, insisting on vaccine mandates and masking for a population that’s hardly at risk (see the California...

By California Policy Center

California is Rolling in Education Money

California is Rolling in Education Money

The governor of CA is about to go on a taxpayer-funded spending spree. Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his education spending plan, which comes to $119 billion including local, state and federal sources. This would raise per-pupil spending to $20,855, and make California one of the highest spending states in the country. (That...

By Larry Sand

Analysis: Data Shows LA and SF Are Hurting Their Restaurants Through COVID Restrictions

Analysis: Data Shows LA and SF Are Hurting Their Restaurants Through COVID Restrictions

Over the past few months, Los Angeles and San Francisco have continued to make it hard for restaurants to return back to normal in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both cities brought back mask mandates only a couple of months after California “reopened” last June. They also instituted rules requiring certain businesses, including...

By Brandon Ristoff

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 206: California Lawmakers Propose State Takeover of Health Care

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 206: California Lawmakers Propose State Takeover of Health Care

Assembly Bill 1400 would double California taxes and transform doctors into virtual state employees. Gavin Newsom’s new budget aims to signal his “global leadership” on global-climate issues but reveals instead his documented failures to achieve more modest goals at home. The remarkable, 21-year run of California’s standout auditor ends with a crucial fight over her...

By Will Swaim

California Considers Doubling its Taxes

California Considers Doubling its Taxes

Editor’s Note: The California Policy Center has earmarked ACA 11 as a high impact bill in 2022. The following analysis of ACA 11 was conducted and first posted at the Tax Foundation. The California Policy Center encourages our readers to visit our “Take Action” portal to contact your legislator without leaving this site.  A proposed constitutional amendment (ACA 11) in California...

By Jared Walczak

To Stem California’s Population Decline, We Need Fewer Emergencies and More Normality

To Stem California’s Population Decline, We Need Fewer Emergencies and More Normality

This article was originally featured in The California Bullhorn.  California’s population is declining according to estimates from the state’s Department of Finance and the US Census Bureau. During the 2010s, population growth had slowed to a trickle, and now the pandemic has tipped our growth rate into negative territory. While some may welcome less crowded conditions, a stagnant...

By Marc Joffe

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 205: Under False Flags

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 205: Under False Flags

Newsom & Co. want to kill the state’s referendum and initiative process, declaring it a danger to democracy. Lorena Gonzalez resigns from the Assembly to take a job with the California Labor Federation. LA Unified imposes mandatory Covid testing on half a million kids. A judge stops the San Diego Unified School District’s vaccine mandate...

By Will Swaim

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Is Crippling Education

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Is Crippling Education

The damaging “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” racket needs to be extinguished. Researchers extraordinaire Jay Greene and James Paul have released a series of three carefully crafted studies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that detail many aspects of the harmful scheme. In a nutshell, the authors find DEI to be “counterproductive and politically radical.” The part...

By Larry Sand

Gratitude for Attitude: Courageous Californians Push Back

Gratitude for Attitude: Courageous Californians Push Back

Television networks are bombarding audiences with their “Year in Review” montages, reminding us of the highs and lows of 2021. If California had its own highlight reel, it might look more like disaster footage, but there’s hope on the horizon. Of course, it has been a historically challenging year. Americans are struggling with the ongoing...

By California Policy Center

Happy Un-Woke Year!

Happy Un-Woke Year!

Here’s hoping that 2022 will see a halt to the spread of Critical Race Theory. Originally posted on FrontPageMag. Watching teachers unions, government school honchos, the media, etc., deny that Critical Race Theory (which makes race the prism through which its proponents analyze all aspects of American life, categorizing individuals into groups of oppressors and victims) is taught...

By Larry Sand

The California Book of Exoduses 2021 Year in Review

The California Book of Exoduses 2021 Year in Review

Take at look at the California Book of Exoduses: HERE Another year in the books and unlike the pandemic, the California Exodus shows no signs of slowing down. In February, we started the California Book of Exoduses, a – mostly – comprehensive list of all the notable names that took their lives and companies to...

By Brandon Ristoff