It’s utterly amazing at times how brain-dead the East Coast political media, both partisan and independent, can be about California’s politics.
The canards about California abound and become more entrenched with every election, such as the so-called Bradley effect. Read More
The Capitol — especially during the last, hectic days of any California legislative session — is a bottom-line kind of place. Its occupants, whether legislators or lobbyists, are entirely focused on passing, defeating or amending bills. Read More
When trying to understand why Texas is a thriving economic superpower while California is a political basket case with 12 percent unemployment, one conclusion is inescapable: Political culture and governing philosophy matter. Read More
Big Green environmental radicals are beside themselves over the prospect of passage of California's Ballot Proposition 23, the imminently reasonable idea of temporarily suspending draconian anti-global warming regulations until statewide unemployment dips below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters. Read More