A recent poll found that 60% of Californians were in favor of properly regulated hydraulic fracturing. Only 30% said they prefer a ban.
It may not be that surprising that during the current progressive administration the opposition has been dismissed as “racists” and “tea baggers…” Bottom line — no matter how big a tantrum the progressives throw, no matter how many names they call their opponents, no matter how badly they distort the facts, the probability of very many young healthy people signing up for coverage in California or anywhere else is extremely low.
Washington state is conservative, except for Seattle, which delivers the entire state’s electoral votes for the most left-wing plausible candidate every four years. The same is true of Oregon, except[...]
On Friday’s Heartland Daily Podcast, I talk with Senior Fellow for Legal Affairs Maureen Martin about the latest developments on the gun-control front. The discussion was prompted by her recent[...]
[First published at the San Francisco Chronicle.] Barely two months ago Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, and other online retailers began collecting sales taxes in California, even though they[...]
After sifting through the detritus of the recent national and statewide elections, it is almost comical, though sad, to see the state of California in full lemming mode preparing to[...]
[First published in the Orange County Register.] A few days after the big election, and the smoke is clearing. We’re beginning to see the most consequential vote of Nov. 6[...]
“Green Power Failure” is a May 10, 2012 article by Canadian columnist Lawrence Solomon for Canada’s Financial Post. The article is a warning for the United States of pitfalls from[...]
In the midst of state budgetary turmoil, it is not surprising that legislators are turning to unconstitutional regulatory measures in the pursuit of a few extra tax dollars. Arkansas, Connecticut,[...]
A new government ban in California is sure to leave teens pale and over-protected. According to a recent report from the Associated Press, the state of California is considering banning[...]
The Supreme Court’s June 27th decision to strike down a California law prohibiting the sale of violent video games to minors is a victory for both the video game industry[...]
The United States Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that California must release about 46,000 of the 156,000 inmates in its prison system or find other ways to relieve prison[...]
I used to live in California. I like to joke (to keep from crying) that I left the political and fiscal mess of the formerly Golden State for the sunny[...]
Rock-Paper-Scissors is a game most any child can grasp. Rock breaks scissors, scissors cut paper, paper covers rock. California’s landmark Parent Empowerment Act—a.k.a. the Parent Trigger—is a little bit like[...]
Out of the Storm News is the Heartland Institute’s site from the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. Here is a round-up of some of the best recent pieces[...]
Tens of thousands of people in at least 36 states this week will participate in more than 140 events touting the virtues of school choice. It’s the first annual National[...]