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Will Swaim, President · [email protected]
January 5, 2021 at 11:29 PM

A Big CPC Thank You!

A Big CPC Thank You! January 5, 2021 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Dear John,   From the entire California Policy Center team, Happy New Year! Mind you, we’re not merely wishing you a happy new year. We’re not just hoping for a …
Will Swaim, President · [email protected]
December 31, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Why CA Politicians Can Afford to be COVID Hypocrites

Why CA Politicians Can Afford to be COVID Hypocrites Dec 31, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Dear John,   Take this pop quiz: What do Governor Gavin Newsom, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kue…
Will Swaim, President · [email protected]
December 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

The Gift of Freedom

The Gift of Freedom Dec 29, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Dear John,   Last week I told you about Mike Jackson, the UC San Diego employee who had to go to court to quit a union that he never even agreed to join. Mike wasn’t…
Will Swaim, President · [email protected]
December 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM

When a Union Backs Down . . .

When a Union Backs Down . . . Learn more about what CPC has been up to this year! Dec 18, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Dear John, I’m asking you to help carry out a kind of jailbreak, just in time for the holidays.   Cali…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
December 11, 2020 at 7:06 PM

All's not well with Swalwell

All's not well with Swalwell Becerra for HHS? Really?  Dec 11, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, All's not well with Swalwell: Axios reported this week that California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from the East Bay, ma…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
December 4, 2020 at 6:50 PM

Fighting union fires

Fighting union fires Why we fight government unions Dec 4, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Why we fight government unions: Ordinary Californians often don't understand the pernicious impact of government unions. Unions'…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 4:46 PM

Your Chance to Support the California Policy Center this #GivingTuesday

Your Chance to Support the California Policy Center this #GivingTuesday December 1, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Dear Friends: And just like that, we're in December! Less than a month ago, California's government unions w…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
November 20, 2020 at 6:12 PM

Gov. Newsom's dirty laundry

Gov. Newsom's dirty laundry LA Times equates Trump supporters with the Kremlin Nov 20, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Gov. Newsom’s dirty laundry: California political news was dominated this week by Gov. Newsom’s rec…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
November 13, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Billions in local taxes and borrowing

Billions in local taxes and borrowing The dangers of direct democracy Nov 13, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, California voters approve billions in local taxes and borrowing: In his latest analysis, CPC contributor Edw…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
November 6, 2020 at 5:03 PM

Will the Prop 15 victory hold through the ballot harvest?

Will the Prop 15 victory hold through the ballot harvest? California’s electorate is more complex than politicos think Nov 6, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Will California’s Election Day victories hold through the ba…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
November 5, 2020 at 12:12 AM

Post-election analysis from CPC President Will Swaim

Post-election analysis from CPC President Will Swaim Are Californians conservatives who think they're Democrats?  Nov 4, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, The data emerging from Tuesday’s election offers a fascinating po…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Kamala's golden ticket bought by the media

Kamala's golden ticket bought by the media Two Covid-19 deaths, infinite destruction Oct 30, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Schools closed until at least January: Just two California children under age 18 have died fr…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
October 23, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Harvesting hypocrisy and Janus impact

Harvesting hypocrisy and Janus impact "Anti-racism" is the ultimate Catch-22 Oct 23, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Harvesting hypocrisy: When I went to bed on Election Night 2018, Republicans were ahead in a handful …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 5:03 PM

Cali Covid update and the heavy-handed political response

Cali Covid update and the heavy-handed political response Bill Maher fiscal conservative?  Oct 16, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, New social gathering rules: This week, California’s public health officials released ne…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 4:57 PM

Ballots are out, how will they come in?

Ballots are out, how will they come in? Small business nightmares obviate the California Dream Oct 9, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Trump spikes California pension bailout: This week, President Trump ordered Senate R…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
October 2, 2020 at 5:36 PM

Debate fire

Debate fire Directors' sex lives and the LA Times apology Oct 2, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Debate fire: California figured prominently in Tuesday night’s contentious presidential debate. President Trump highlight…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
September 25, 2020 at 5:24 PM

King Gavin's hot air

King Gavin's hot air More evidence of unequal classroom closure pain Sep 25, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, King Gavin: This week, responding to massive wildfires partly created by his own mismanagement, Gavin Newsom …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
September 18, 2020 at 4:39 PM

Diverging from the climate change script

Diverging from the climate change script A forest management admission from Gov. Newsom Sep 18, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Diverging from the climate change script: For weeks, the mainstream media has been telling…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
September 4, 2020 at 6:03 PM

The Other Side of the Labor Day Story

The Other Side of the Labor Day Story Gov. Newsom shifts reopening goalposts and the Cal legislature ends its session Sep 4, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, Where’s the other side of the Labor Day story? The long Labor…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
August 28, 2020 at 5:34 PM

California Burnin'

California Burnin' California as a harbinger for the nation Aug 28, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER John, California burnin’: Forest fires are raging through California. The Left claims that these fires are a consequence of …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
August 14, 2020 at 5:33 PM

The Faces of Classroom Closures

The Faces of Classroom Closures Low-income, minority, immigrant, ESL, disabled, at-risk kids Aug 14, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Faces of Classroom Closures John, These are faces of school…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
August 7, 2020 at 4:44 PM

The Class Struggle

The Class Struggle What we're up against: $921 million in annual union revenue Aug 7, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER The Class Struggle Parent Union rally: This week, California Policy Center’…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
July 31, 2020 at 4:36 PM

School Reopening Petition, Lawsuits and Happy Janusversary!

School Reopening Petition, Lawsuits and Happy Janusversary! Two cheers for a Supreme Court victory on pension spiking Jul 31, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER School Reopening Petition, Lawsuits and Happy Janusv…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
July 24, 2020 at 5:11 PM

Backlash to California’s School Closures

Backlash to California’s School Closures Disproportionately hurts minorities and contradicts best evidence Jul 24, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Backlash to California’s School Closures Paren…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
July 17, 2020 at 5:03 PM

Teachers Unions Win, Students and Parents Lose

Teachers Unions Win, Students and Parents Lose Schools close at the expense of working families Jul 17, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Teachers Unions Win, Students and Parents Lose Millions o…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
July 10, 2020 at 5:13 PM

School's Out For Autumn?

School's Out For Autumn? Ceci Iglesias and Dr. Jeff Barke set record straight and release Prager U videos Jul 10, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER School’s Out For Autumn Teachers unions cite "s…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
July 3, 2020 at 4:52 PM

You Can’t Dim Independence Day in the Golden State

You Can’t Dim Independence Day in the Golden State Good and bad news for school choice, Placentia's revolution and street smarts Jul 3, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER You Can’t Dim Independence Day in the Gold…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
June 26, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Summertime Sadness

Summertime Sadness Covid surge and corruption in the Golden State Jun 26, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Summertime Sadness California’s Covid-19 hospitalizations surge: As of yesterday, the n…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 6:38 PM

Ep. 126: Goodbye Columbus

Ep. 126: Goodbye Columbus The latest episode from National Review's Radio Free California May 23, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER EPISODE 126: GOODBYE COLUMBUS State lawmakers order the centur…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
June 19, 2020 at 4:36 PM

California Democrats Virtue Signal on Police Reform

California Democrats Virtue Signal on Police Reform Selective outrage on police unions Jun 19, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER California Democrats Virtue Signal on Police Reform Democrats' pol…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
June 12, 2020 at 4:52 PM

Selective Outrage Toward Public-Sector Unions

Selective Outrage Toward Public-Sector Unions Public officials should follow the courage of their police union convictions Jun 12, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER Selective Outrage Toward Public-Sector Unions …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
June 5, 2020 at 11:45 PM

Ep. 123: The Problem with Police is Police Unions

Ep. 123: The Problem with Police is Police Unions The latest episode from National Review's Radio Free California May 23, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER EPISODE 123: THE PROBLEM WITH POLICE IS POLICE UNIONS …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
June 5, 2020 at 5:48 PM

To Reduce Police Violence, Address Police Unions

To Reduce Police Violence, Address Police Unions An idea gaining popularity across the political spectrum Jun 5, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER To Reduce Police Violence, Address Police Unions …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 4:35 PM

California Government Of, By and For Public-Sector Unions

California Government Of, By and For Public-Sector Unions Teachers unions, AB5, and Gov. Newsom's "Washington Monument" strategy May 29, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER California Government Of, By and For Publ…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 11:00 PM

Ep. 121: Killing Us Softly

Ep. 121: Killing Us Softly The latest episode from National Review's Radio Free California May 21, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER EPISODE 121: KILLING US SOFTLY Governor Gavin Newsom’s focus o…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 3:25 PM

A Memorable Memorial Day

A Memorable Memorial Day Rachel Maddow skates again May 22, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER A MEMORABLE MEMORIAL DAY A memorable Memorial Day: Just in time for the long weekend, Gov. Newsom has…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
May 15, 2020 at 4:46 PM

Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer If you're a California parent of school-aged kids, take our survey! May 15, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER CRUEL SUMMER Budget bust: Gov. Newsom announced his revised budget yeste…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
May 8, 2020 at 3:24 PM

AG Throws Anchor to CA Workers Looking for Lyft

AG Throws Anchor to CA Workers Looking for Lyft If you're a California parent of school-aged kids, take our survey! May 8, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER AG THROWS ANCHOR TO CA WORKERS LOOKING FOR A LYFT …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 3:56 PM

No Beach For You

No Beach For You One-fifth of the state workforce disappears & the roadmap to reopening May 1, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER NO BEACH FOR YOU One-fifth of the state workforce disappears i…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 9:29 PM

California’s unemployment and public spending pandemic.

California’s unemployment and public spending pandemic. The latest studies, editorials, and investigative reports on issues affecting California’s democracy, economy, and opportunities. April 17, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 2:01 PM

The Specter of Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Haunting California

The Specter of Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Haunting California The latest studies, editorials, and investigative reports on issues affecting California’s democracy, economy, and opportunities. April 17, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
April 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Ep. 114: In Us, Hope Is a Muscle

Ep. 114: In Us, Hope Is a Muscle The latest episode from National Review's Radio Free California April 14, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER EPISODE 114: IN US, HOPE IS A MUSCLE Yes, government u…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
April 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Pay Raises During a Pandemic

Pay Raises During a Pandemic The latest studies, editorials, and investigative reports on issues affecting California’s democracy, economy, and opportunities. April 10, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER PAY RAISE…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 8:59 PM

Ep. 113: Never Mind the Virus, Here’s the Venice Beach Homeless Party!

Ep. 113: Never Mind the Virus, Here’s the Venice Beach Homeless Party! The latest episode from National Review's Radio Free California April 3, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER EPISODE 113: NEVER MIND THE VIRUS,…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 2:01 PM

The Inmates Now Run The Venice Beach Asylum

The Inmates Now Run The Venice Beach Asylum The latest studies, editorials, and investigative reports on issues affecting California’s democracy, economy, and opportunities. April 3, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 3:59 PM

Ep. 112: How to Handle a Bear Market

Ep. 112: How to Handle a Bear Market The latest episode from National Review's Radio Free California April 1, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER EPISODE 112: HOW TO HANDLE A BEAR MARKET Elon Musk,…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
March 27, 2020 at 1:30 PM

The Teachers Union Virus Stalls At-Home Learning for California Kids

The Teachers Union Virus Stalls At-Home Learning for California Kids The latest studies, editorials, and investigative reports on issues affecting California’s democracy, economy, and opportunities. March 27, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
March 20, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Coronavirus Exposes California’s Systemic Problems

Coronavirus Exposes California’s Systemic Problems The latest studies, editorials, and investigative reports on issues affecting California’s democracy, economy, and opportunities. March 20, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER …
California Policy Center · [email protected]
March 18, 2020 at 10:59 PM

Ep. 111: The Emergency is Here Now!

Ep. 111: The Emergency is Here Now! The latest episode from National Review's Radio Free California March 18, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER EPISODE 111: THE EMERGENCY IS HERE NOW! The only CP…
California Policy Center · [email protected]
March 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Blowing the whistle on California’s Bullet Train

Blowing the whistle on California’s Bullet Train The latest studies, editorials, and investigative reports on issues affecting California’s democracy, economy, and opportunities. March 13, 2020 VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER …