Biden Takes a Destructive California Idea National

By Will Swaim
The state’s laboratory of policy chaos has produced another misbegotten experiment for progressives to replicate elsewhere. Gavin Newsom doesn’t need to run for president in order to shape national policy. The Biden administration has made clear it’ll follow California off a cliff, taking Newsom’s campaign against independent contractors national with a March 2024 Department of Labor...

TAGS: AB 5, Biden Administration, California, contractors, Kevin Kiley, Lyft, Uber

Listen: While San Francisco simmers

By Editorial Staff
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: Radio Free California

By Will Swaim
New episode of the Radio Free California Podcast is out! California Policy Center’s own Will Swaim and David Bahnsen are at it again with their latest episode of National Review’s Radio Free California podcast. In this week’s episode, they discuss a barnyard metaphor used by a Santa Clara County official to describe the tawdry relationship...

TAGS: David Bahnsen, Kevin Kiley, Lorena Gonzalez, National Review, Podcast, Radio Free California, Unions, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Will Swaim

Educational Freedom Is on the Move

By Larry Sand
School choice is rapidly advancing across the U.S. On March 9th, I wrote that Covid-related lockdowns were leading many states to implement or advance already existing school choice measures. Just four weeks later, it is happening at breakneck speed. Legislators and parents have become fed up, and are doing what they can to regain control...

TAGS: Greg Forster, Kevin Kiley, Larry Sand, Lindsey Burke, Patrick Wolf, school choice, teachers union

School is canceled in California

By Larry Sand
Governor Newsom and teachers unions nix in-person instruction for most school kids in the fall. The writing was on the chalkboard when the California Teachers Association released a statement on July 8th asserting that, due to coronavirus concerns, schools should not open in the fall. The following day, the United Teachers of Los Angeles echoed...

TAGS: American Academy of Pediatrics, California Teachers Association, Corey DeAngelis, Gavin Newsom, John Fensterwald, Kevin Kiley, Larry Sand, Los Angeles Unified School District, pandemic pods, school choice, socialism, Speak Up, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles