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The Collapse of California

With one of the nation’s highest income inequality and its dependence on low-wage workers, the California model may be better seen as a cautionary tale than a roadmap to a better future in the digital age.

Making America California

As the Biden administration settles in and begins to formulate its agenda, progressive pundits, politicians, and activists point to California as a role model for national policy. If the administration listens to them, it would prove a disaster for America’s already-beleaguered middle and working classes.

God and the Pandemic

During this most miserable of years, religion, like virtually every major social institution, has been profoundly disrupted by the pandemic.

Peak Progressive?

In the minds of most progressives, as well as some horrified conservatives, California is the harbinger of America’s future. Its former broad-based economy is now mostly driven by “high tech” – and tech is leaving.