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In the News

California Tears Into Trump

quoting Bill Whalenvia Politico
Sunday, September 17, 2017

The finale of the state's legislative session was a primal scream aimed at the president.


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "File Under 'Nobody Cheers For Goliath': California Wanting To Vote Early In 2020."

Analysis and Commentary

If Gov. Brown Insists On Traveling, Here’s Where He Should Go

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

After six years of rarely venturing beyond California, Jerry Brown is spreading his wings. Earlier this month, it was a quick trip to an economic conference in Vladivostok, Russia. In November, he’s off to Germany for a U.N. conference on climate change.

In the News

Commonwealth Club Moves Into New Home

quoting George P. Shultzvia SF Gate
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Most first-time homeowners celebrate their new abode with, perhaps, a bottle of wine or a dinner out in the new neighborhood. The Commonwealth Club on Tuesday toasted homeownership with a short parade, a fireboat show and a performance by the San Francisco 49ers’ Noise Drum and Flag Team. A block of Steuart Street was closed as club members listened to speeches.

Analysis and Commentary

File Under 'Nobody Cheers For Goliath': California Wanting To Vote Early In 2020

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, September 11, 2017

It turns out that there’s a fine line between California dreaming and California scheming. Just ask Democratic state lawmakers who want to advance the state’s presidential primary as early as possible in 2020 – to early March and at the front of the line after the opening caucuses and primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

In the News

More Boos For Dianne Feinstein From California’s Left – Do They Signal 2018 Trouble?

quoting Bill Whalenvia McClatchy Newspapers
Thursday, September 7, 2017

In April, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein angered constituents in her hometown of San Francisco when she said firmly that she doesn’t support a universal “Medicare-for-all” health care system championed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

In the News

CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s Failed Shadow Presidency

quoting Bill Whalenvia Canada Free Press
Thursday, September 7, 2017

While California drowns in debt, its public schools are failing and ranked with some of the lowest reading scores in the country, criminals are being let out of prison and jails and crime is spiking, water is cut off to our farmers, illegal aliens and “refugees” are arriving in droves as Democrats are trying to pass legislation making California a sanctuary state, one dam we know of may still blow apart (who knows about the rest…), bridges are falling down, highways are crumbling, and Democrats flout federal election laws by allowing millions of illegals to vote, Jerry and his corrupt Democrats in the statehouse (and feckless Republicans) are introducing bills at lightning speed to add regulations, massive tax increases, more gun control, restricting more freedoms, all while prattling on about climate change and nuclear war.

Analysis and Commentary

California Is Broke(n)

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A resident of my city of Pacific Grove recently did a huge service on Facebook by linking to a site that gives pay and pensions for state and local government workers. It's breathtaking.

In the News

Sacramento Finds Appeasement Won't Work On Gangs

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia NewsMax
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The city of Sacramento, California, voted unanimously to pay local gang members $1.5 million not to kill people. They’re paying bullies not to be bullies. Didn’t the U.S. try something similar with Iran and North Korea? How did that work out?

In the News

Republicans Vying For California Governor’s Office Likely To Face Skeptical Donors

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, September 2, 2017

In a recent speech to Republican donors, John Cox, a candidate for California governor, exuded the kind of optimism that could only come from an underdog. “Republicans can win in California,” he said, repeating the line twice during his speech.