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California’s Progressive War on Suburbia

California’s Progressive War on Suburbia

    By Edward Ring For three years in a row, California’s progressive lawmakers have attempted to legislate high density housing by taking away the ability of cities and counties to enforce local zoning laws. And for the third year in a row, the proposed law, Senate Bill 50, was narrowly defeated. But eventually something like SB […]

“Density Ideology” will destroy California

“Density Ideology” will destroy California

    By Edward Ring If you’re searching for an organizing principle that unites the Left, density ideology should be at or near the top of your list. Far from being a sideshow, density ideology is behind the leftist drive to cram America’s rising population into the footprint of existing cities. It fulfills the agenda of […]

The Density Delusion

The Density Delusion

    By Edward Ring For decades, American workers have watched as their ability to enjoy middle class lifestyles erodes away. Conventional explanations abound. American industry in the immediate aftermath of World War II was uniquely unscathed, and with a near monopoly on global manufacturing, it was able to pass much of the ample profits on […]

A Divisive Housing Bill Is Defeated in Sacramento

A Divisive Housing Bill Is Defeated in Sacramento

By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JENNIFER MEDINA APRIL 18, 2018 A housing proposal that is dividing neighborhoods and political leaders — state legislation that would override local zoning laws to build dense housing projects near transit lines — has become a top issue in the race for governor. The bill, sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener, was defeated Tuesday by […]

Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH Rule Is Out

Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH Rule Is Out