Columbia University steals land

Please check out Glenn Reynold's piece on Columbia University and the City of New York stealing land through eminent domain. The lead is great, and it reminds me of how the New York Times puts “property rights” in quotation marks:

We often hear politicians and pundits denounce property rights. Property rights, we're told, protect the fat cats against the needs of the public. They're a tool for keeping the little guy down.
Like a lot of what we hear from politicians and pundits, this is exactly the opposite of the truth. The fat cats don't need the protection of property rights, because they already control the political system.

Redwood forest in California is returned to native tribes

523 acres will be transferred to 10 tribes whose ancestors were forcibly removed from the land

Opinion: California’s electric grid is not ready to meet climate goals

We must start now to develop the electric grid of the future that will make clean energy possible

Supes unanimously approve ordinance requiring landlords give 10-day notice before evictions

If approved, the ordinance would be the first of its kind in California