Carnage at the Capitol – CPC Newsletter

By Jordan Bruneau
Carnage at the Capitol: Five people, including a San Diego woman and a Capitol Police officer, are dead after rioters seized the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a scene that looked from some developing world dictatorship. We strongly condemn any violence or rioting, in all its forms, whether committed by MAGA or Black Lives Matter supporters....

TAGS: California Policy Center, Trump

How Federal Intervention Can Ease California’s Homeless Crisis

By Edward Ring
California’s homeless crisis is now visible to everyone living in the state. Along with tens of thousands of homeless who are concentrated in various districts of the major cities, additional thousands are widely dispersed. If you drive into most major urban centers, you will see their tent encampments along freeway junctions, under bridges, along frontages,...

TAGS: Bay Area, California, homeless, Homeless Industrial Complex, Los Angeles County, regulations, San Francisco, Trump

Venice Beach’s Monster on the Median

By Edward Ring
When President Trump arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday, he had a few words to say about the city’s homeless problem. “We can’t let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what’s happening,” the president told reporters. “In many cases came from other countries and they moved to Los Angeles or...

TAGS: homelessness, Housing, Trump

The Enemies of American Infrastructure

By Edward Ring
Between 2008 and 2019, China opened up 33 high speed rail routes, connecting 39 major cities along four north-south and four east-west main lines. The 18,000 mile network runs trains at an average speed of around 200 miles per hour. By 2030, the Chinese expect to double the mileage of their high speed rail network by expanding...

TAGS: infrastructure, Trump

California school officials use Trump to mask their own failures

By Cecilia Iglesias
In announcing the end of the DACA program two weeks ago, President Trump seemed to fulfill a campaign promise to kill a program he once declared unconstitutional. But later, the president seemed to call for a permanent legislative solution that would grant resident status to people brought illegally to the country as minors. Tweeting that...

TAGS: Janet Napolitano, Santa Ana Unified School District, Tom Torlakson, Trump

Clinton Won Urban Areas Controlled by Government Unions

By Edward Ring
In the aftermath of one of the most controversial presidential elections in U.S. history, many analysts are commenting on the sharp divide between how urban areas voted vs. how rural areas voted. In a map of the nation segmented by county, it is clear that at least geographically, Trump won overwhelmingly. Obviously this is misleading, since...

TAGS: government unions, public sector unions, Trump