Category Archives: Politics

The Politics of Homelessness

Are playing out in Sacramento right now, as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. It’s becoming clear why the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento are not effectively working together to combat the homelessness crisis in … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Politics

Governor Brown & Governor Brown

Both the current Governor and his father had and are having, a huge impact on California, as this excellent story from Wall Street Journal examines. An excerpt. On a recent drive from the East Coast back home to California, I … Continue reading

Posted in Government, History, Politics

California’s Leaders Resist Fixing Water Storage System

Coming as no surprise to conservatives, liberal California’s political leaders are still denying reality, as this story from Fox & Hounds points out. An excerpt. A few weeks ago, the governor and other state politicians ran victory laps proclaiming their … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

A Sacramento Bee Home Run

In one magnificent page—the back page of the Sunday Forum section, the Sacramento Bee nailed it; pointing out in Jack Ohman’s cartoon, the absurdly dangerous aspects of riding a bike in the Parkway’s Skid Row—Discovery Park to Cal Expo—and in … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Politics

Dog Whistle?

A political dog whistle is, according to Wikipedia: “Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup.” Is … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Politics

California Becoming Socialist?

Perhaps, but you decide, after reading this provocative article from New Geography. Personally, I think the pendulum will swing back fairly soon. An excerpt. California is widely celebrated as the fount of technical, cultural and political innovation. Now we seem … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Politics

Self Esteem & Public Policy

Unfortunately they are linked, especially in California, and this book review from the Literary Review about California and self-esteem is great, though troubling, reading. An excerpt. The idea that all of us have a self – essential, irreducible and inherently … Continue reading

Posted in Politics