Composite of President Donald Trump and the California Capitol

Sacramento Should Look in the Mirror While Fighting Trump

As California builds its capacity to fight the Leviathan that is the Trump administration, does it risk turning our state government into a Leviathan of our own? This unhappy question occurred to me while reading Gary Gerstle’s recent history, Liberty and C...
Photo of Assemblyman Matthew Harper sipping a Coca-Cola

Lawmakers Say No to Soda Taxes. What Will Gov. Brown Do?

SACRAMENTO — Soda taxes may stop popping up in California and elsewhere, thanks to a new push by the beverage industry to fight such measures. California lawmakers passed a bill to ban local taxes on soda for the next 12 years Thursday and sent it to Gov. J...