Browsing All posts tagged under »California Values«

A Sign Of Sanity In San Francisco

February 23, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Editor’s note: Under public pressure and facing a mass recall, the San Francisco School Board announced that it would put the planned renaming of 44 schools on hold. The list of names deemed racist included Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Paul Revere, among many others. The city’s school board acknowledged that […]

In The Woke Revolution, Facts Are Irrelevant

February 11, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Does the truth matter? Not if you’re the woke president of the San Francisco School Board, apparently. A revealing interview by The New Yorker with the San Francisco School Board president, 30-year-old Gabriela López, gave some insight into the mindset of a public school board that just decided that 44 of […]

San Francisco School Board Cancels Lincoln, Washington For ‘Dishonorable’ Legacies

January 29, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Editor’s note: The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday to rename 44 public schools in the school district. Among the figures with “dishonorable” or racist legacies, according to the school board, were Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. In December, Jarrett Stepman wrote about how the war on history has even come […]

The Dark Side Of Governor Newsom’s Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban

October 20, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California Governor Newsom has convinced himself that green EV’s made from “fairy dust” must replace those dirty gas-powered vehicles. Sharing a few realities of the darker side of his fairy dust beliefs may burst his bubble. Let us get some of the bad news out of the way first. The following […]

California’s Energy Scorecard Fails On The World Stage

September 20, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California, with 0.5 percent of the world’s population (40 million vs 8 billion) professes to be the leader of everything and through its dysfunctional energy policies imports more electricity than any other state – currently at 32 percent from the Northwest and Southwest – and has forced California to be the […]

Politicians Seek To Drive Out Income Opportunities In California

September 1, 2020 by

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By Rachel Greszler ~ With the COVID-19 recession causing high unemployment around the country, now is the time for policymakers to lift barriers to earning an income. With limited operations and selective lockdowns making business activity difficult for both employers and employees—especially workers who have children at home or other obligations—promoting worker flexibility is essential. […]

California Blackout Scapegoating

August 25, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ It’s been 20 years since California ISO has had to order rolling blackouts. The extraordinary move happened on 8/14/2020 affecting millions of people because the state was not prepared for high electricity use during a heatwave. The governor has ordered […]

Rough Energy News For California

August 6, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Californians just received terrible news. Marathon Martinez, one of their major refineries, announced that it will go idle indefinitely. This will cost the Golden State thousands of jobs and hamper its economic recovery. Californians already suffer the highest fuel costs in the continental United States.  The loss of this refinery will […]

The Disparate Impact Of California Climate Policies

June 17, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ To the detriment of those that can least afford expensive energy, California climate policies have driven up the cost of electricity and fuels to be among the highest in the country. The cost burdens of those policies may be fueling (no pun intended) the basis of a rebellion as the state’s […]

California Keeps Raising Energy Costs

June 15, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided on May 28th that climate lawsuits filed by San Mateo County and the cities of San Francisco and Oakland can proceed in state court. This after asserting a California public nuisance claim against five energy companies arising from the role of fossil fuel products […]

California’s Post COVID-19 Financial Catastrophe

May 4, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Californians will continue to pay some of the highest costs for electricity and fuel use as the State unexpectedly collides catastrophically with the global pandemic that will impact businesses and employment for an unpredictable economic future. The State’s much-touted $21 billion operating-budget surplus is likely to disappear entirely due to declining […]

California Governor Makes Beachgoers Criminals

May 3, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The Beach Boys are a California band, aptly named.  Their music personifies the Golden State.  Now the state’s governor just declared going to the beach in Orange County a crime. The longer this coronavirus lingers past the point of “flattening the curve” of infections, the more we learn about the penchant […]

In California, A Sign The Coronavirus Crisis Won’t ‘Go To Waste’

April 3, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” That was what Rahm Emanuel, a former mayor of Chicago who also served as chief of staff for President Barack Obama, said about the 2007-2008 financial crash, viewing that moment as an opportunity to pass legislation that likely otherwise would not […]

A California Economy Built On Wind And Solar Is A Mirage

December 21, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In its never-ending war to demonstrate political correctness in the era of “climate change,” California lawmakers are demonstrating their ignorance of economics and resource allocation and angering voters across the nation in the process. Just last year, the California legislature enacted a law that requires the state to obtain all of its […]

Green “Nirvanas” Beset By Crime Waves

November 22, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ A crime wave is underway in the once-Golden state of California, and another crime wave is soon likely in the once-Empire state of New York. California Governor Gavin Newsom and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are among the leading crusaders who are imposing policies to address climate change. They […]

Californians Are Voting With Their Feet

November 11, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Not unlike the Hebrews departing Egypt and the Okies exiting the dust and famine of the 1930’s Midwest, the number of Californians getting the heck out of Dodge so-to-speak is staggering. In just one decade about 5 million Californians left between 2004 and 2013. Roughly 3.9 million people came here from […]

Power Outages, Wildfires Staggering California’s Middle Class

November 6, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California is often held up as a bastion of progressivism and equality. However, the reality is that the state is increasingly becoming a place only for the very rich and very poor, with little in between. The latest wildfires and power blackouts in California are—like so many of the state’s bad […]

California’s War On Citizenship

October 21, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California—a one-party state dominated by progressives—has become the model for where progressivism will go when completely unchecked. Now, even the basic concept of citizenship is under full-blown assault as the state has moved on from being a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants to outright insisting that noncitizens have the same access […]

San Francisco No Longer Feels Like It’s In America

October 17, 2019 by

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By Lee Edwards ~ It’s one thing to read about the decline of San Francisco. It’s another to see it for yourself. I could hardly recognize this once-captivating city of breathtaking views, delectable food, and cool jazz. Today it’s occupied by an army of homeless men and women who have turned Baghdad-by-the-bay into Bombay-by-the-bay with […]

A New Dark Age: California’s Blackouts Are Self-Inflicted

October 14, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California, the richest state in the nation—and one that’s often portrayed as the progressive harbinger of the future for the rest of the country—has been hit with its latest Third World-style disaster. On top of high poverty rates, skyrocketing homelessness, rising crime, and the return of medieval-sounding diseases, the state—specifically, the […]

Pump Price Over $4 A Gallon Gives Californians Gas Pains

October 11, 2019 by

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By Jackson Elliott ~ A dollar won’t take you very far in California these days. Today, the state has an average gas price of $4.18 per gallon, more than $1.50 higher than the $2.64 per gallon average from every other state, according to the American Automobile Association. California has the highest gas taxes in the […]

California’s Travel Bans Are The Lamest Virtue-Signaling Tactic Yet

September 18, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California is becoming an unhappy mix of serious problems and unserious policy ideas. The Golden State is grappling with skyrocketing homelessness rates, net negative migration, nation-leading poverty rates, and an outbreak of disease that hearkens back to the Dark Ages. It’s the perfect storm of ugly circumstances that cry out for […]

Parental Nightmares In Public Schools

August 18, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Public schools are reopening for business across America, meaning it’s time to get back to reading, writing, arithmetic….and revolution. As usual in matters such as these, California is leading the way. On the first day of classes at Denair Middle School near Modesto science teacher Luis Davila Alvarado […]

San Francisco Fed Promotes “Climate-Adaptation” Loans

June 29, 2019 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Heralding a new era of what it calls “climate adaptation finance,” a June 14 report issued by the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank calls for using the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to guide lending practices in economically depressed communities throughout the United States. Enacted in 1977 to spur economic development […]