National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 209: High-Powered Hypocrisy

By Will Swaim
02/04/2022
Governor Gavin Newsom unmasked at the NFL Championship. Former California AG Xavier Becerra will take the fall for Biden’s ham-fisted Covid response. Why the state takeover of California health care died a quiet death in the Assembly. Sacramento moves ahead on a plan to manage the fast-food biz. The relationship between postmodern philosophy, identity politics,...

TAGS: Gavin Newsom, mask, mask mandate, UCLA, Xavier Becerra

Sacramento’s Surprise Reaction to the California School Boards Association Appeal for Police Help

By Will Swaim
12/03/2021
California’s school board officials say “nothing in recent memory could have prepared” them for the danger they face as parents “lash out on a variety of topics, most notably opposition to state mandates and local COVID-19 mitigation measures.” That was the substance of a September 29 letter in which California School Boards Association (CSBA) CEO Vernon M....

TAGS: CSBA, Gavin Newsom, NSBA, PRA, Rob Bonta

Radio Free California Podcast Episode 201: Newsom’s Cabo Controversy

By Will Swaim
12/02/2021
French Laundry, the Getty Wedding, and now a family vacation in a Mexican resort remind us that our governor is auditorily challenged where political tone is involved. Eric Swalwell wants you vaccinated to protect his kids. Progressives threaten Feinstein over the filibuster. Dem’s federal budget includes tax breaks for government unions. Times are tough, but...

TAGS: California budget, Eric Swalwell, Feinstein, Gavin Newsom, Rivian

Newsom recall a win for accountability

By Chantal Lovell
09/15/2021
Recently, Brandeis University updated its list of no-longer-politically correct idioms we should eliminate from our vocabulary. Among them is the one that’s always disturbed me a little, but seems perfectly apropos this week: There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Perhaps more relatable to Californians living in 2021 (who hopefully will never need...

TAGS: Attempt, Democrat, Elections, Gavin Newsom, recall, Republican

Listen: A bridge too Ferrer

By Editorial Staff
07/22/2021
Latest episode of the Radio Free California podcast is out! In this week’s episode of National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast, CPC’s Will Swaim and David Bahnsen discuss the resurgence of mask mandates, brought to you by Los Angeles County Director of Public Health, Dr. Barbara Ferrer. And, with Governor Gavin Newsom’s recall election in...

TAGS: David Bahnsen, Gavin Newsom, National Review, Radio Free California, Radio Free California Podcast, Will Swaim

Listen: A cruel summer

By Editorial Staff
07/15/2021
Latest episode of the Radio Free California podcast is out! In this week’s episode of National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast, CPC’s Will Swaim and David Bahnsen discuss the quintessential California summer: water shortages, electricity blackouts, and wildfires. Throw in the return of COVID-19 and the restrictions that come with it and we’re in for...

TAGS: CalPERS, David Bahnsen, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, National Review, Podcast, Radio Free California, Radio Free California Podcast, Will Swaim

Listen: While San Francisco simmers

By Editorial Staff
07/08/2021
Latest episode of the Radio Free California podcast is out! In this week’s episode of National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast, CPC’s Will Swaim and David Bahnsen discuss the latest lunacy coming out of the City by the Bay, and an expansion of California’s ban on taxpayer-funded travel to states Attorney General Rob Bonta thinks...

TAGS: David Bahnsen, Gavin Newsom, Kevin Kiley, Podcast, Radio Free California, San Francisco, Will Swaim

Listen: Does weed make you conservative?

By Editorial Staff
06/24/2021
New episode of the Radio Free California podcast is out! In this week’s episode of National Review’s Radio Free California podcast, California Policy Center’s Will Swaim and David Bahnsen talk about one of the most quintessential California topics: Weed. Though his experiment to legalize the drug seems to be failing (the pot industry blames government),...

TAGS: David Bahnsen, Gavin Newsom, National Review, Podcast, racism, Radio Free California, Radio Free California Podcast, Will Swaim

Listen: Analyzing deeply California’s superficiality

By Editorial Staff
06/18/2021
A new episode of the Radio Free California podcast is out! The latest episode of National Review’s Radio Free California podcast is out, featuring CPC’s Will Swaim and David Bahnsen. In this week’s episode, they discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s game-show theatrics aimed at increasing vaccination rates across the state, Joe Biden’s weird affection for California’s...

TAGS: "bullet train", David Bahnsen, economy, Gavin Newsom, Joe Biden, National Review, Podcast, Radio Free California, Scott Wiener, Will Swaim