Month: December 2016

Governor Jerry Brown of California makes a presentation about the state budget. Photo: SacBee

Soaking the rich has left California on the brink

Leaning upon the wealthy to feed insatiable spending is a recipe for disaster.

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

The new Red Scare

In styling Trump as a Manchurian candidate, the Democrats echo the red-baiting of the McCarthy era.

Barack Obama meets with Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Trump should preserve Obama’s pivot to Asia

For all of his foreign policy blunders, President Obama got this one right.

Photo: AP

Merchants of myth: Idealism in Darman’s Landslide and beyond

In his first book, Jonathan Darman hammers home a blistering critique of idealism in American politics.