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Episode 198: French Laundry 2: The Getty Afterparty!

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks during an appearance ahead of facing a Republican-led recall election in San Leandro, Calif., September 8, 2021. (Fred Greaves/Reuters)

Irony alert: Governor Gavin Newsom canceled his flight to Glasgow’s climate meet-up and then appeared at the lavish San Francisco wedding of oil-heiress Ivy Getty — and then magically makes natural gas “carbon neutral.” Sean Penn finds himself in the crosshairs of the National Labor Relations Board. Surveying epiphenomena of this sort, the city of Oroville declares itself a constitutional city that won’t tolerate government overreach. Even the New York Times worries about the damage California does to the progressive brand. Bonus track: Cato’s Michael Tanner has a wishlist for California lawmakers. Music by Metalachi.


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