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Opposing Common Core

When federal and state-government elites quietly combined to enact the Common Core national education standards, they thought that the train had left the station and that this radical reordering of ...
Politics & Policy

Blue Helmets Vs. Prop. 209

Ever since Proposition 209, the anti-race-preference initiative, was passed by California voters in 1996, various state and local government agencies have sought a means to save race-based government programs. In ...
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Flawed Fiscal Philosophy

The fiscal news out of the White House continues to be appalling. The Bush administration now admits that the recently enacted $400-billion prescription-drug program will actually cost $534 billion. This ...
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Berkeley’S “F”

John Moores, chairman of the University of California board of regents, recently ignited a firestorm of controversy when he released two reports on UC’s admissions process. The reports found that ...
Politics & Policy

Davis Is to Carter…

In April 1999, just after Gray Davis first took office as governor of California, I wrote a column for the California Journal, Sacramento’s version of an inside-the-Beltway monthly, that posited ...