Assembly Bill 1400 would double California taxes and transform doctors into virtual state employees. Gavin Newsom’s new budget aims to signal his “global leadership” on global-climate issues but reveals instead his documented failures to achieve more modest goals at home. The remarkable, 21-year run of California’s standout auditor ends with a crucial fight over her replacement. Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik says we ought to dance on the graves of vaccine refuseniks who die from Covid-19 — but he’s the same guy who savaged the vaccine when he thought it might improve Biden’s 2020 election chances. Bonus Track: Historian John Bicknell discusses the life of John C. Frémont, U.S. Army officer, Bear Flag Revolt leader, and first U.S. Senator from California. Music by Metalachi.
- Reagan’s Darkest Hour
- Swaim: California is a Menace II Society
- Facebook parent Meta signs massive lease–in Texas
- Gavin Newsom’s $286 billion budget calls for new health care, homeless and climate spending
- Gavin Newsom seeks to reclaim California’s status as climate change leader in his budget
- Once again, California auditor finds high-tech failures
- California’s longest serving auditor pulled no punches. Who will replace her?
- California considers doubling its taxes for single-payer healthcare
- Skelton: Let’s debate universal healthcare in California
- Here’s LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik claiming the vaccine will kill people — because Trump initiated it
- And here’s the same guy saying we should celebrate the Covid deaths of the vaccine-hesitant
- John Bicknell: America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed a Nation