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JACKSON: Berkeley Is Opening The Manhole Of Absurdity In California

JACKSON: Berkeley Is Opening The Manhole Of Absurdity In California

KERRY JACKSON PACIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE   Keeping up with the foolishness in California is not difficult. Just look to Berkeley, home of the University of California’s flagship campus. The city continues to go where no other has gone before, deep into pure Blue State madness. Writing last year in National Review, Alexander Nazaryan and Alexandra […]

JACKSON: If Newsom Is Right, California’s Rot Is Coming To The Rest Of America

JACKSON: If Newsom Is Right, California’s Rot Is Coming To The Rest Of America

KERRY JACKSON PACIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE   California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom predicted this week that the Republican Party will “will go into the waste bin of society.” It was an interesting comment, coming only a couple of weeks after his party’s presidential candidates appeared at California’s Democratic Party convention. That convention showed why California is moving in […]

JACKSON: Kamala’s Promise To End Right-To-Work Would Make Every State Like California

JACKSON: Kamala’s Promise To End Right-To-Work Would Make Every State Like California

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   Democratic presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris has said that if she’s elected, she would issue an executive order to rescind hard-won worker freedom. Maybe it’s a “California value” to support conscripted unionism. But before Harris’ position becomes too hardened to walk back, she should consider how […]

JACKSON: California Is Moving To Ban Disposable Plastic Statewide

JACKSON: California Is Moving To Ban Disposable Plastic Statewide

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   More than a half-century ago, in one of the most famous movie lines of all time, Dustin Hoffman character Benjamin Braddock, fresh out of college, received some unsolicited career advice. “I want to say one word to you. Just one word,” Mr. McGuire told young Benjamin. “Plastics. There’s […]

JACKSON: Does California Have A Future?

JACKSON: Does California Have A Future?

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   Republican California State Assemblyman Vince Fong recently tweeted about California’s 19 percent poverty rate, which he said “is driven by the extreme high cost of living here.” “Yet,” said Fong, “Sacramento continues to pass policies that make it even more expensive.” In a story illustrated by an artist’s rendering of a […]

OPINION: Work-Hating California Seeks To Stop Freelance Workers

OPINION: Work-Hating California Seeks To Stop Freelance Workers

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   California has a well-deserved reputation for being unfriendly to business. Depending on what happens in Sacramento this year, the environment for workers could become unpleasant, as well. An attack on workers’ freedom began nearly a year ago, when the California Supreme Court established a new legal standard for […]