California

The End of an Idea: Why Affirmative Action Should Stop

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media 2011, not 1970? We have had about a half-century of racial preferences and often unspoken but real quotas for hiring and admission based on racial identity. Share This

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Thoughts on a Surreal Depression

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Here in Fresno County, in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the official unemployment rate in February to March ranged between 18.1 and 18.8 percent. Share This

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Mission Lost

by Bruce S. Thornton City Journal “We offer unlimited opportunities to help students achieve their goals,”declares the California State University system on its homepage. Share This

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Failure Is Very Much and Option

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Lost in the furor over the budget is any discussion of the fact that, after a certain baseline point, redistributive payouts might be making things worse for those on the receiving end. Share This

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California Abandons History for Melodrama

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society Just when you think California can’t get any wackier, the state legislature steps up and proves you wrong. Share This

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The Razor’s Edge

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media California in the Balance We calibrate California’s decline by its myriad of paradoxes. The nation’s highest bundle of gas, sales, and income taxes cannot close the nation’s largest annual deficit at $25 billion. Share This

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A Man-Made Energy Crisis

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Gas is well over $4 a gallon in most places in California — and soaring elsewhere as well. But are such high energy prices good or bad? Share This

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The Fragility of Complex Societies

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Thoughts on Japan There is no more ordered, successful and humane urban society than found in Japan. Share This

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Jerry Brown, Modern Sisyphus

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services California Gov. Jerry Brown must rapidly close a $25 billion budgetary shortfall. But right now it seems almost a hopeless task since the state’s disastrous budget is a symptom, not the cause, of California’s much larger nightmare. Share This

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Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The 2008 financial crash originated with a housing bubble. Not long ago, the cheap-money policies of the Federal Reserve, the infusion of trillions of dollars in new foreign investment, and the misguided policies of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae all conspired to extend to millions of Americans lots …

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