Listen: Analyzing deeply California’s superficiality

By Editorial Staff
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

Seven reasons to question a state utility takeover

By Mark Lisheron
On Feb. 3, state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill that would transfer to California taxpayers responsibility for the state’s largest and most troubled utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. The bill would give a new government agency, the California Consumer Energy and Conservation Financing Authority, the power to buy the assets and pay...

TAGS: Gavin Newsom, IBEW, John Moorlach, PG&E, Scott Wiener

California Dystopia Update, February 2020 edition: Going backwards on housing

By Chris Reed
A decade ago, when the U.S. Census Bureau began issuing a measure of poverty that included the cost of living, Californians found out something that had somehow eluded the thousands of journalists, authors and academics who chronicled life here. Because of the cost of housing, California — not West Virginia or Mississippi — had the...

TAGS: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris Reed, Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Times, SB 50, Scott Wiener