Chuck DeVore is vice president of national initiatives at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a former California legislator, special assistant for foreign affairs in the Reagan-era Pentagon, and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army (retired) Reserve. He’s the author of two books, “The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America,” and “China Attacks,” a novel.
A full 74 percent of the state’s very conservative voters say they’re looking into moving, and 84 percent of those cite California’s political culture as their rationale for leaving.
With China on the verge of crushing Hong Kong’s freedoms, why do we allow China to influence U.S. public policy through campuses and media?
Some of the celebrities rushing to blame climate change who lost their homes actually lived in a region known for regular fires.
The horror these Polish children saw and hopelessness they felt are unfathomable to most Americans. Yet they emerged from the crucible.
When lawmaking is turned into a full-time occupation, professionals will eventually dominate the field, and the consequences are easy to see: bigger government, higher taxes, and more powerful and arbitrary regulations.
The last 25 years of urban unrest in America, and around the world, show how rapidly domestic tranquility can collapse when law enforcement steps aside or is overwhelmed.
California Gov. Jerry Brown just signed a law that requires a 3 percent payroll deduction for retirement accounts, with the money going to the state for safekeeping.
The United States has not always launched its military to endless, fruitless engagements abroad. By following these criteria we can see more victory and less wasted money and blood.
If you want low energy costs, live in a red state.
The Environmental Protection Agency is making it harder for the Navajo to run energy plants that produce jobs and cheap, reliable energy. Next, we’re all paying a third more for energy.
Before campuses became universally accessible to those with marginal grades and a chest full of borrowed federal Monopoly money, they were frequently competitive places.
California’s high court seems set to allow a popular vote on the meaningless Citizens United ballot initiative in the November 2016 election.
New data demonstrates how big-government policies simultaneously raise housing costs for the poor and commuter headaches for the middle class.
Wealth inequality? Blame local government, whose meddling in property rights causes artificial scarcity in housing
If California is America’s future, then that future is overrun with poverty.
Is California really heading into economic boom times again, or is the Golden State setting itself up for another bust?
Extending a conflict, no matter how justified, into a long, contested occupation, will only sap national morale and embolden our enemies.
Cut taxes, build roads, curtail frivolous lawsuits and let people defend themselves.
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