Category Archives: Politics

Tent City Idea Over?

One hopes so as it is a terrible idea, but as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports, it actually may be dead, at least for now. An excerpt. As the rivers keep rising, more and more homeless men and … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Politics

Water, Politics & Science

An excellent article from Fox & Hounds about the all-too-often obtuse mix. An excerpt. The California State Water Resources Board (SWRCB) was taken to the woodshed this week by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), when Mark Holderman, the … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Politics, Water

California Dreaming

An excellent analysis from Joel Kotkin in New Geography. An excerpt. As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific — a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Government, Politics

Politics & Water Policy

This article from the Sacramento Bee makes a good implied case that the two shouldn’t be mixed. An excerpt. Water providers from throughout the Sacramento region will urge the State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday to release their customers … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Water

Congressman McClintock’s Subcommittee

And his opening statement to it. An excerpt. Today the Subcommittee on Federal Lands meets to review the President’s proposed budget for the U.S. Forest Service for Fiscal Year 2017. We meet at a time of crisis for our national … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Parks, Politics

The Paris Climate Change Conference

Another good take on it from the Ethics & Public Policy Center. An excerpt. Oh, the self-congratulation! Heads of state and foreign ministers shaking hands and patting each other on the back for a historic, wonderful climate deal. And oh, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Politics

The Paris Climate Change Conference

Well noted by Joel Kotkin in the Orange County Register. An excerpt. To some, particularly in the green movement, this month’s Paris climate change summit represents something like the great synods of the early Christian era, where truth and policy, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History, Politics