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Ben Boychuk

Ben Boychuk is associate editor of City Journal, where he writes on education and California politics. Previously, he served as managing editor of the Heartland Institute's School Reform News and the Claremont Review of Books. He is also a former editorial writer for Investor's Business Daily and the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California.

Boychuk writes a weekly column for the Sacramento Bee and Scripps-Howard News Service. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the New York Post, National Review Online, the Korea Times and newspapers across the United States.


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Advocacy Groups
  • Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis discuss gun control and the right to self-defense with Craig Whitney, author of "Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment." Podcast: Interview, May 3, 2013


  • Barriers to Building
  • California's Crazy Train New York Post, 07-11-12


  • Business and Economy
  • Arnold’s Worst Idea City Journal, 9 February 2010
  • Head to Head: Is it Important That the United States Honor Its Debt? The Sacramento Bee, 07-13-11
  • Is Brown's Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal a Worthwhile Pursuit? The Sacramento Bee, 07-27-11
  • Is It Time To Slash Federal Entitlements? Reporter News, 08-05-11
  • Is It Time For The Nation's Wealthy To Contribute More In Taxes? The Sacramento Bee, 08-17-11
  • Is It Time For The State To Strike A 'Grand Bargain' To Modify Prop. 13? The Sacramento Bee, 08-24-11
  • Should Millionaires Pay Higher Taxes? Scripps Howard News Service, 09-26-11
  • Should It Be Illegal To Discriminate Against The Jobless? New York Daily News, 10-02-11
  • What Does Occupy Movement Mean? Scripps Howard News Service, 10-15-11
  • Is 'Regularity Uncertainty' Holding Back the Economy? Ohio News-Herald, 10-23-11
  • Should California Abandon Its High-Speed Rail Project? The Sacramento Bee, 03-15-12
  • Guns and Roses California, 5 April 2012
  • California Screaming New York Post, 05-17-12
  • Should States Tax Internet Sales? New York Daily News, 07-14-12
  • For his next crisis New York Post, 12-07-12
  • A Mighty Wind California, 19 February 2013
  • Why GOP Isn't In The Zone On Enterprise Zones The Sacramento Bee, 06-15-13
  • The Myth of the California Renaissance California, 14 March 2014
  • What Do We Do About The Immigrant Children At Our Southern Border? Patriot News, 07-19-14
  • Good Jobs Come In Big Boxes Riverside Press Enterprise, 08-20-14
  • San Bernardino, Oakland And Pot’s Dystopia Riverside Press Enterprise, 10-28-14
  • Will Taxing The Rich Save America's Middle Class? Newsday, 01-23-15
  • Is Pipeline Veto Good For Environment? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 03-02-15
  • Free-Spending Democrats Suffer From Budget Amnesia The Sacramento Bee, 06-11-15


  • California
  • Arnold’s Worst Idea City Journal, 9 February 2010
  • Triggering School Reform in California City Journal, 3 March 2011
  • Locking the Parent Trigger California, 7 June 2011
  • Should California Let Universities Use Race As A Factor In Admissions? The Sacramento Bee, 07-20-11
  • Is Brown's Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal a Worthwhile Pursuit? The Sacramento Bee, 07-27-11
  • Is It Time For The State To Strike A 'Grand Bargain' To Modify Prop. 13? The Sacramento Bee, 08-24-11
  • The Union’s Occupation California, 28 October 2011
  • Should California Go Back To Having a Part-Time Legislature? The Sacramento Bee, 02-16-12
  • Should California Abandon Its High-Speed Rail Project? The Sacramento Bee, 03-15-12
  • Guns and Roses California, 5 April 2012
  • California Screaming New York Post, 05-17-12
  • “Irrational Outcomes” in California California, 19 June 2012
  • Not California's Last Bankrupt City New York Post, 06-28-12
  • California's Crazy Train New York Post, 07-11-12
  • Ben Boychuk interviews Troy Senik about his City Journal article, specifically the claim that the California Teachers Association is the worst union in America Podcast: Interview, April 13, 2012
  • Tom Gray discusses his City Journal article, "California Needs a Crude Awakening" with Ben Boychuk. Podcast: Interview, September 3, 2012
  • Joel Kotkin discusses his City Journal article, "Let L.A. Be L.A." Podcast: Interview, July 29, 2012
  • Ben Boychuk of City Journal California interviews Tom Gray about his new report and California's upcoming ballot initiatives. Podcast: Interview, September 24, 2012
  • For his next crisis New York Post, 12-07-12
  • A Mighty Wind California, 19 February 2013
  • Little 'Core,' Too Much 'Common' In Reading List The Sacramento Bee, 03-25-13
  • Smile and Be a Villain Diarist, Spring 2013
  • Jury Tampering California, 10 May 2013
  • Yes, Governor, 'Stuff' Happens -- and Sometimes We Let It Happen The Sacramento Bee, 05-11-13
  • Why GOP Isn't In The Zone On Enterprise Zones The Sacramento Bee, 06-15-13
  • Making the 'Beholden State' Golden Again The Sacramento Bee, 07-13-13
  • Ben Chavis’s Last Stand City Journal, Summer 2013
  • 'Parent trigger' tribulations – and triumphs The Sacramento Bee, 08-10-13
  • It's Blue Vs. Blue For The Future Of California The Sacramento Bee, 08-24-13
  • Road Fix—or Bait and Switch? California, 3 January 2014
  • Brown's Great High-speed Cap-and-trade Dystopian Railroad Fantasy The Sacramento Bee, 01-25-14
  • Nature Got Us Into This Drought, But Bad Policy Will Make It Worse The Sacramento Bee, 02-08-14
  • The Myth of the California Renaissance California, 14 March 2014
  • Our Frivolous Legislature The Sacramento Bee, 05-11-14
  • We Need To Remember The Reasons For English Immersion The Sacramento Bee, 06-07-14
  • Tenure Denied California, 11 June 2014
  • The “Trigger” that Wasn’t Pulled California, 13 June 2014
  • Rush To Cut Suspensions Doesn't Help Kids The Sacramento Bee, 06-21-14
  • The “Affirmative Consent” Trap California, 18 July 2014
  • Rialto Unified A Study In 'Epic Fails' Riverside Press Enterprise, 07-23-14
  • Democrats Stay Silent On Tenure Ruling Opposed By Teachers' Union The Sacramento Bee, 07-26-14
  • Drought: A Puddle Of Failed Policies Riverside Press Enterprise, 07-31-14
  • School Districts Can't Just Wave Off Parent Trigger Law The Sacramento Bee, 08-23-14
  • Governor Brown Should Kill Bill To Ban Plastic Bags Riverside Press Enterprise, 09-04-14
  • What's The Matter With Cajon High? Riverside Press Enterprise, 09-17-14
  • Initiative Reform Doesn't Fix The Real Problem Forbes.com, 10-04-14
  • Fixing Disaster At Rialto Unified Riverside Press Enterprise, 10-15-14
  • Success Of Parent Trigger Is Unclear­—Just As Foes Want The Sacramento Bee, 10-18-14
  • Triumph of the Status Quo California, 7 November 2014
  • California Voters Have Good Reason To Stay Home The Sacramento Bee, 11-01-14
  • Inland SoCal Is Red No More Riverside Press Enterprise, 11-05-14
  • The District Attorney Vs. Prop. 47 Riverside Press Enterprise, 01-14-15
  • An Epidemic Of Irresponsibility Riverside Press Enterprise, 01-29-15
  • Lawsuits Leave Us More Vulnerable To Offenders Orange County Register, 02-13-15
  • Collateral Damage In Fight To Raise Test Scores Orange County Register, 03-08-15
  • A Troll Becomes A Bogeyman For Initiative Reform The Sacramento Bee, 04-03-15
  • Inland Will Bear Big Drought Burden The Press Enterprise, 04-08-15
  • Don't Swat Gadflies For Civility's Sake The Press Enterprise, 04-16-15
  • Coping With Drought Lies In Adding, Not Saving, Water The Press Enterprise, 04-22-15
  • For Rialto Schools To Be Great, They First Must Be Good The Press Enterprise, 04-29-15
  • Ben Boychuk interviewed Steven Malanga about his 2015 City Journal Spring Issue feature column "The Green Behind California's Green" Podcast: Interview, 05-12-15
  • A Not-So-Super Anti-Bullying Campaign The Press Enterprise, 05-26-15
  • Water Rationing In All But Name The Press Enterprise, 06-02-15
  • Free-Spending Democrats Suffer From Budget Amnesia The Sacramento Bee, 06-11-15
  • Justice Shortchanged In Embezzler's Early Release The Press Enterprise, 06-09-15


  • Charter Schools
  • Triggering School Reform in California City Journal, 3 March 2011
  • 'Parent trigger' tribulations – and triumphs The Sacramento Bee, 08-10-13
  • Success Of Parent Trigger Is Unclear­—Just As Foes Want The Sacramento Bee, 10-18-14


  • Children and Family
  • Do America's Christians Need Protection From Gay Marriage? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 04-02-15


  • Crime
  • Smile and Be a Villain Diarist, Spring 2013
  • For Anti-Gun Zealots, It's Just The Thought That Counts The Sacramento Bee, 09-21-13
  • Focus on ‘Racist’ Cops Misses The Bigger Picture The Sacramento Bee, 12-13-14
  • The District Attorney Vs. Prop. 47 Riverside Press Enterprise, 01-14-15
  • Lawsuits Leave Us More Vulnerable To Offenders Orange County Register, 02-13-15
  • Justice Shortchanged In Embezzler's Early Release The Press Enterprise, 06-09-15


  • Culture and Society
  • Is Sesame Street Turning Your Child Into a Communist? East Valley Tribune, 06-25-11
  • What is 9/11's Legacy in American life? Scripps Howard News Service, 09-08-11
  • Do Wall Street Protesters Have A Point? What Are The Solutions? New York Post, 10-12-11
  • What Does Occupy Movement Mean? Scripps Howard News Service, 10-15-11
  • Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis discuss gun control and the right to self-defense with Craig Whitney, author of "Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment." Podcast: Interview, May 3, 2013
  • The “Affirmative Consent” Trap California, 18 July 2014
  • Williams' Suicide Shines Light On Depression Riverside Press Enterprise, 08-13-14
  • The Year ‘Trust Us’ Journalism Began To Fall Apart New York Daily News, 12-30-14
  • Whiskey Over Ice - And Make It A Double The Sacramento Bee, 12-27-14
  • Do America's Christians Need Protection From Gay Marriage? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 04-02-15
  • Inland Will Bear Big Drought Burden The Press Enterprise, 04-08-15
  • A Not-So-Super Anti-Bullying Campaign The Press Enterprise, 05-26-15
  • Dumbed-Down Education Is The Real Problem The Press Enterprise, 06-16-15
  • Do Students Really Need Shakespeare In The 21st Century? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 06-18-15


  • Drug Importation and Price Controls
  • Playing The Specialty Drug Lottery The Sacramento Bee, 02-22-15


  • Drugs
  • San Bernardino, Oakland And Pot’s Dystopia Riverside Press Enterprise, 10-28-14
  • Hazy Polling On Riverside's Pot Measure Riverside Press Enterprise, 03-11-15


  • Economic Development
  • After Solyndra, Should Congress End - Or Change - Loan Guarantees? RealClearMarkets, 09-21-11
  • Should Millionaires Pay Higher Taxes? Scripps Howard News Service, 09-26-11
  • Is 'Regularity Uncertainty' Holding Back the Economy? Ohio News-Herald, 10-23-11
  • Making the 'Beholden State' Golden Again The Sacramento Bee, 07-13-13
  • The Myth of the California Renaissance California, 14 March 2014


  • Education
  • Triggering School Reform in California City Journal, 3 March 2011
  • Locking the Parent Trigger California, 7 June 2011
  • Should In-State Tuition Be Available To Kids Brought Here Illegally? The Sacramento Bee, 09-28-11
  • Should Congress Revamp and Renew the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act? The Sacramento Bee, 10-05-11
  • The Union’s Occupation California, 28 October 2011
  • Guns and Roses California, 5 April 2012
  • Little 'Core,' Too Much 'Common' In Reading List The Sacramento Bee, 03-25-13
  • 'Parent trigger' tribulations – and triumphs The Sacramento Bee, 08-10-13
  • Rush To Cut Suspensions Doesn't Help Kids The Sacramento Bee, 06-21-14
  • Rialto Unified A Study In 'Epic Fails' Riverside Press Enterprise, 07-23-14
  • Democrats Stay Silent On Tenure Ruling Opposed By Teachers' Union The Sacramento Bee, 07-26-14
  • School Districts Can't Just Wave Off Parent Trigger Law The Sacramento Bee, 08-23-14
  • How Should History Be Taught In High School? New York Daily News, 09-06-14
  • What's The Matter With Cajon High? Riverside Press Enterprise, 09-17-14
  • Fixing Disaster At Rialto Unified Riverside Press Enterprise, 10-15-14
  • Success Of Parent Trigger Is Unclear­—Just As Foes Want The Sacramento Bee, 10-18-14
  • Triumph of the Status Quo California, 7 November 2014
  • Does The U.S. Need Common Core Education Standards? Newsday, 01-30-15
  • Collateral Damage In Fight To Raise Test Scores Orange County Register, 03-08-15
  • For Rialto Schools To Be Great, They First Must Be Good The Press Enterprise, 04-29-15
  • Dumbed-Down Education Is The Real Problem The Press Enterprise, 06-16-15
  • Do Students Really Need Shakespeare In The 21st Century? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 06-18-15


  • Energy
  • Arnold’s Worst Idea City Journal, 9 February 2010
  • Is Brown's Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal a Worthwhile Pursuit? The Sacramento Bee, 07-27-11
  • Are Republicans Anti-Science? North Jersey Record, 09-06-11
  • After Solyndra, Should Congress End - Or Change - Loan Guarantees? RealClearMarkets, 09-21-11
  • Ben Boychuk of City Journal California interviews Tom Gray about his new report and California's upcoming ballot initiatives. Podcast: Interview, September 24, 2012
  • For his next crisis New York Post, 12-07-12
  • Can The EPA Stop Global Climate Change? Pacific Standard, 06-28-14
  • Is Pipeline Veto Good For Environment? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 03-02-15


  • Environment
  • Arnold’s Worst Idea City Journal, 9 February 2010
  • Is Brown's Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal a Worthwhile Pursuit? The Sacramento Bee, 07-27-11
  • Are Republicans Anti-Science? North Jersey Record, 09-06-11
  • After Solyndra, Should Congress End - Or Change - Loan Guarantees? RealClearMarkets, 09-21-11
  • Ben Boychuk of City Journal California interviews Tom Gray about his new report and California's upcoming ballot initiatives. Podcast: Interview, September 24, 2012
  • Nature Got Us Into This Drought, But Bad Policy Will Make It Worse The Sacramento Bee, 02-08-14
  • Can The EPA Stop Global Climate Change? Pacific Standard, 06-28-14
  • Good Jobs Come In Big Boxes Riverside Press Enterprise, 08-20-14
  • Is Pipeline Veto Good For Environment? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 03-02-15
  • Inland Will Bear Big Drought Burden The Press Enterprise, 04-08-15
  • Ben Boychuk interviewed Steven Malanga about his 2015 City Journal Spring Issue feature column "The Green Behind California's Green" Podcast: Interview, 05-12-15


  • Feminism
  • Don't Taking Away Rights The Sacramento Bee, 07-12-14


  • Foreign Affairs
  • Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis talk to Richard Immerman about his latest book, "Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz." Podcast: Interview, February 20, 2013
  • Is It Wise To Establish Relations With Cuba? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 12-19-14
  • What's America's Next Step In Iran? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 03-05-15
  • Are Republican Senators Undermining Obama's Iran Strategy? New York Daily News, 03-13-15
  • Should Cuba Be Removed From America's List Of Terror-Sponsoring Nations? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 04-16-15


  • Government Reform
  • Is Government So Powerful We Need A New American Revolution? The Sacramento Bee, 06-29-11
  • Should California Go Back To Having a Part-Time Legislature? The Sacramento Bee, 02-16-12
  • Road Fix—or Bait and Switch? California, 3 January 2014
  • Drought: A Puddle Of Failed Policies Riverside Press Enterprise, 07-31-14


  • Healthcare
  • Should Birth Control Be Considered An 'Essential Benefit' In Health Plans? The Sacramento Bee, 03-01-12
  • Obama Would Smear Court To Save Health Law The Sacramento Bee, 04-06-12
  • Ebola Epidemic Overreaction Riverside Press Enterprise, 10-22-14
  • An Epidemic Of Irresponsibility Riverside Press Enterprise, 01-29-15
  • Refusing To Vaccinate Should Come With A Social Cost The Sacramento Bee, 02-05-15
  • Playing The Specialty Drug Lottery The Sacramento Bee, 02-22-15


  • Higher Education
  • Should California Let Universities Use Race As A Factor In Admissions? The Sacramento Bee, 07-20-11
  • Should UC Overhaul How Campus Police Handle Student Protests? The Sacramento Bee, 04-19-12
  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss freedom of speech on campus with Greg Lukianoff, author of "Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Podcast: Interview, December 21, 2012
  • Don't Taking Away Rights The Sacramento Bee, 07-12-14
  • The “Affirmative Consent” Trap California, 18 July 2014
  • Dumbed-Down Education Is The Real Problem The Press Enterprise, 06-16-15


  • Homeland Security
  • Does America Want Another Government Shutdown? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 02-19-15


  • Immigration
  • Should In-State Tuition Be Available To Kids Brought Here Illegally? The Sacramento Bee, 09-28-11
  • Should Congress Adopt the Rubio version of the DREAM Act? The Sacramento Bee, 04-26-12
  • Jury Tampering California, 10 May 2013
  • They're Only Children, But They Can't Stay The Press Enterprise, 07-10-14
  • What Do We Do About The Immigrant Children At Our Southern Border? Patriot News, 07-19-14


  • Law Enforcement
  • Smile and Be a Villain Diarist, Spring 2013


  • Legal Issues
  • Obama Would Smear Court To Save Health Law The Sacramento Bee, 04-06-12
  • Think Twice Before Making Misdemeanors Of Felonies The Sacramento Bee, 04-26-14
  • Can The EPA Stop Global Climate Change? Pacific Standard, 06-28-14
  • Democrats Stay Silent On Tenure Ruling Opposed By Teachers' Union The Sacramento Bee, 07-26-14
  • Debate: Should Union Organizing Be A Civil Right? Newsday, 07-31-14
  • The District Attorney Vs. Prop. 47 Riverside Press Enterprise, 01-14-15
  • Lawsuits Leave Us More Vulnerable To Offenders Orange County Register, 02-13-15
  • Hazy Polling On Riverside's Pot Measure Riverside Press Enterprise, 03-11-15
  • Should The IRS Crack Down On Politics In Churches? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 05-12-15


  • Media
  • Should Radio Stations and Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh? The Sacramento Bee, 03-08-12


  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Is It Time To Slash Federal Entitlements? Reporter News, 08-05-11
  • Obama Would Smear Court To Save Health Law The Sacramento Bee, 04-06-12


  • Mental Illness
  • Williams' Suicide Shines Light On Depression Riverside Press Enterprise, 08-13-14


  • National Politics
  • Head to Head: Is it Important That the United States Honor Its Debt? The Sacramento Bee, 07-13-11
  • Has The Time Come For The States To Help Fix The Electoral College? The Sacramento Bee, 08-10-11
  • Are Republicans Anti-Science? North Jersey Record, 09-06-11
  • Should States Choose Own Rules For Electing President? Scripps Howard News Service, 09-15-11
  • After Solyndra, Should Congress End - Or Change - Loan Guarantees? RealClearMarkets, 09-21-11
  • Should In-State Tuition Be Available To Kids Brought Here Illegally? The Sacramento Bee, 09-28-11
  • Should Congress Revamp and Renew the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act? The Sacramento Bee, 10-05-11
  • Do Wall Street Protesters Have A Point? What Are The Solutions? New York Post, 10-12-11
  • What Does Occupy Movement Mean? Scripps Howard News Service, 10-15-11
  • Is 'Regularity Uncertainty' Holding Back the Economy? Ohio News-Herald, 10-23-11
  • Who Is Gingrich? New York Daily News, 01-22-12
  • Should Birth Control Be Considered An 'Essential Benefit' In Health Plans? The Sacramento Bee, 03-01-12
  • Obama Would Smear Court To Save Health Law The Sacramento Bee, 04-06-12
  • Should Congress Adopt the Rubio version of the DREAM Act? The Sacramento Bee, 04-26-12
  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis talk to Charles Kesler, author of "I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism." Podcast: Interview, November 5, 2012
  • For Anti-Gun Zealots, It's Just The Thought That Counts The Sacramento Bee, 09-21-13
  • They're Only Children, But They Can't Stay The Press Enterprise, 07-10-14
  • What Do We Do About The Immigrant Children At Our Southern Border? Patriot News, 07-19-14
  • Imperial Presidency Threatens Our Republic The Sacramento Bee, 11-29-14
  • Is It Wise To Establish Relations With Cuba? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 12-19-14
  • Will Taxing The Rich Save America's Middle Class? Newsday, 01-23-15
  • Does America Want Another Government Shutdown? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 02-19-15
  • Are Republican Senators Undermining Obama's Iran Strategy? New York Daily News, 03-13-15
  • Do America's Christians Need Protection From Gay Marriage? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 04-02-15
  • Pilot Has Gumption, Clinton Has Chutzpah The Sacramento Bee, 04-21-15
  • What Do Marco Rubio’s Finances Tell Us? The Bradenton Herald, 06-12-15


  • NYPD
  • When Do Police Resort Too Quickly To Violence? Red Blue America, 11-27-11
  • Focus on ‘Racist’ Cops Misses The Bigger Picture The Sacramento Bee, 12-13-14


  • Other
  • Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis talk to Richard Immerman about his latest book, "Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz." Podcast: Interview, February 20, 2013


  • Other Cities
  • The Union’s Occupation California, 28 October 2011
  • San Bernardino, Oakland And Pot’s Dystopia Riverside Press Enterprise, 10-28-14


  • Policing
  • When Do Police Resort Too Quickly To Violence? Red Blue America, 11-27-11
  • Should UC Overhaul How Campus Police Handle Student Protests? The Sacramento Bee, 04-19-12
  • Smile and Be a Villain Diarist, Spring 2013
  • Militarization Is Not What Ails Ferguson McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 08-24-14
  • Focus on ‘Racist’ Cops Misses The Bigger Picture The Sacramento Bee, 12-13-14
  • Let Body Camera Experiment Proceed Riverside Press Enterprise, 03-25-15


  • Political Correctness
  • Are Republican Senators Undermining Obama's Iran Strategy? New York Daily News, 03-13-15


  • Politics
  • Is Government So Powerful We Need A New American Revolution? The Sacramento Bee, 06-29-11
  • Should It Be Illegal To Discriminate Against The Jobless? New York Daily News, 10-02-11
  • Should California Go Back To Having a Part-Time Legislature? The Sacramento Bee, 02-16-12
  • Should Radio Stations and Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh? The Sacramento Bee, 03-08-12
  • Guns and Roses California, 5 April 2012
  • Obama Would Smear Court To Save Health Law The Sacramento Bee, 04-06-12
  • Should Congress Adopt the Rubio version of the DREAM Act? The Sacramento Bee, 04-26-12
  • Jury Tampering California, 10 May 2013
  • It's Blue Vs. Blue For The Future Of California The Sacramento Bee, 08-24-13
  • Road Fix—or Bait and Switch? California, 3 January 2014
  • Nature Got Us Into This Drought, But Bad Policy Will Make It Worse The Sacramento Bee, 02-08-14
  • Our Frivolous Legislature The Sacramento Bee, 05-11-14
  • We Need To Remember The Reasons For English Immersion The Sacramento Bee, 06-07-14
  • The “Affirmative Consent” Trap California, 18 July 2014
  • Triumph of the Status Quo California, 7 November 2014
  • Inland SoCal Is Red No More Riverside Press Enterprise, 11-05-14
  • Imperial Presidency Threatens Our Republic The Sacramento Bee, 11-29-14
  • Is It Wise To Establish Relations With Cuba? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 12-19-14
  • Will Taxing The Rich Save America's Middle Class? Newsday, 01-23-15
  • A Troll Becomes A Bogeyman For Initiative Reform The Sacramento Bee, 04-03-15
  • Don't Swat Gadflies For Civility's Sake The Press Enterprise, 04-16-15
  • Should Cuba Be Removed From America's List Of Terror-Sponsoring Nations? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 04-16-15
  • Pilot Has Gumption, Clinton Has Chutzpah The Sacramento Bee, 04-21-15
  • Should The IRS Crack Down On Politics In Churches? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 04-23-15
  • Is Effective Nonviolent Protest Still Possible In The 21st Century? ArcaMax, 04-30-15
  • Should The IRS Crack Down On Politics In Churches? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 05-12-15
  • Water Rationing In All But Name The Press Enterprise, 06-02-15
  • Free-Spending Democrats Suffer From Budget Amnesia The Sacramento Bee, 06-11-15
  • What Do Marco Rubio’s Finances Tell Us? The Bradenton Herald, 06-12-15


  • Poverty
  • Who Is Gingrich? New York Daily News, 01-22-12
  • Democrats Stay Silent On Tenure Ruling Opposed By Teachers' Union The Sacramento Bee, 07-26-14


  • Prisons
  • Smile and Be a Villain Diarist, Spring 2013
  • The District Attorney Vs. Prop. 47 Riverside Press Enterprise, 01-14-15
  • Justice Shortchanged In Embezzler's Early Release The Press Enterprise, 06-09-15


  • Public Pension Funds
  • Is It Time For The State To Strike A 'Grand Bargain' To Modify Prop. 13? The Sacramento Bee, 08-24-11
  • Not California's Last Bankrupt City New York Post, 06-28-12


  • Quality of Life
  • They're Only Children, But They Can't Stay The Press Enterprise, 07-10-14


  • Race
  • Should California Let Universities Use Race As A Factor In Admissions? The Sacramento Bee, 07-20-11
  • Justice For Bernadette Yuson Riverside Press Enterprise, 12-17-14
  • Focus on ‘Racist’ Cops Misses The Bigger Picture The Sacramento Bee, 12-13-14


  • Race Issues
  • Should California Let Universities Use Race As A Factor In Admissions? The Sacramento Bee, 07-20-11
  • Who Is Gingrich? New York Daily News, 01-22-12


  • Race Relations
  • Justice For Bernadette Yuson Riverside Press Enterprise, 12-17-14
  • Focus on ‘Racist’ Cops Misses The Bigger Picture The Sacramento Bee, 12-13-14


  • Reform Proposals
  • Initiative Reform Doesn't Fix The Real Problem Forbes.com, 10-04-14
  • A Troll Becomes A Bogeyman For Initiative Reform The Sacramento Bee, 04-03-15


  • Regulation
  • Drought: A Puddle Of Failed Policies Riverside Press Enterprise, 07-31-14
  • A Troll Becomes A Bogeyman For Initiative Reform The Sacramento Bee, 04-03-15
  • Inland Will Bear Big Drought Burden The Press Enterprise, 04-08-15
  • Pilot Has Gumption, Clinton Has Chutzpah The Sacramento Bee, 04-21-15
  • Coping With Drought Lies In Adding, Not Saving, Water The Press Enterprise, 04-22-15
  • Should The IRS Crack Down On Politics In Churches? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 04-23-15


  • Religion
  • Should The IRS Crack Down On Politics In Churches? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 04-23-15
  • Should The IRS Crack Down On Politics In Churches? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 05-12-15
  • Are US Christians The 'Counterculture' Now? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 06-04-15


  • School Curriculum and Programs
  • The Union’s Occupation California, 28 October 2011
  • Little 'Core,' Too Much 'Common' In Reading List The Sacramento Bee, 03-25-13
  • Rialto Unified A Study In 'Epic Fails' Riverside Press Enterprise, 07-23-14
  • Does The U.S. Need Common Core Education Standards? Newsday, 01-30-15
  • Collateral Damage In Fight To Raise Test Scores Orange County Register, 03-08-15
  • Dumbed-Down Education Is The Real Problem The Press Enterprise, 06-16-15
  • Do Students Really Need Shakespeare In The 21st Century? McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 06-18-15


  • School Finance and Management
  • Triggering School Reform in California City Journal, 3 March 2011
  • The Union’s Occupation California, 28 October 2011
  • 'Parent trigger' tribulations – and triumphs The Sacramento Bee, 08-10-13
  • School Districts Can't Just Wave Off Parent Trigger Law The Sacramento Bee, 08-23-14
  • Justice Shortchanged In Embezzler's Early Release The Press Enterprise, 06-09-15


  • School Vouchers
  • The Union’s Occupation California, 28 October 2011


  • Schools and Ethnicity
  • Triggering School Reform in California City Journal, 3 March 2011
  • Justice For Bernadette Yuson Riverside Press Enterprise, 12-17-14


  • Taxes and Budget
  • Head to Head: Is it Important That the United States Honor Its Debt? The Sacramento Bee, 07-13-11
  • Is It Time To Slash Federal Entitlements? Reporter News, 08-05-11
  • Is It Time For The Nation's Wealthy To Contribute More In Taxes? The Sacramento Bee, 08-17-11
  • Is It Time For The State To Strike A 'Grand Bargain' To Modify Prop. 13? The Sacramento Bee, 08-24-11
  • After Solyndra, Should Congress End - Or Change - Loan Guarantees? RealClearMarkets, 09-21-11
  • Should Millionaires Pay Higher Taxes? Scripps Howard News Service, 09-26-11
  • Should In-State Tuition Be Available To Kids Brought Here Illegally? The Sacramento Bee, 09-28-11
  • Should Congress Revamp and Renew the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act? The Sacramento Bee, 10-05-11
  • “Irrational Outcomes” in California California, 19 June 2012
  • Not California's Last Bankrupt City New York Post, 06-28-12
  • California's Crazy Train New York Post, 07-11-12
  • Should States Tax Internet Sales? New York Daily News, 07-14-12
  • Yes, Governor, 'Stuff' Happens -- and Sometimes We Let It Happen The Sacramento Bee, 05-11-13
  • Why GOP Isn't In The Zone On Enterprise Zones The Sacramento Bee, 06-15-13
  • Making the 'Beholden State' Golden Again The Sacramento Bee, 07-13-13
  • Road Fix—or Bait and Switch? California, 3 January 2014
  • Brown's Great High-speed Cap-and-trade Dystopian Railroad Fantasy The Sacramento Bee, 01-25-14
  • The Myth of the California Renaissance California, 14 March 2014
  • Will Taxing The Rich Save America's Middle Class? Newsday, 01-23-15
  • Hazy Polling On Riverside's Pot Measure Riverside Press Enterprise, 03-11-15


  • Teachers Unions
  • Triggering School Reform in California City Journal, 3 March 2011
  • Democrats Stay Silent On Tenure Ruling Opposed By Teachers' Union The Sacramento Bee, 07-26-14


  • Terrorism
  • What is 9/11's Legacy in American life? Scripps Howard News Service, 09-08-11


  • Transportation
  • Should California Abandon Its High-Speed Rail Project? The Sacramento Bee, 03-15-12
  • California's Crazy Train New York Post, 07-11-12
  • Brown's Great High-speed Cap-and-trade Dystopian Railroad Fantasy The Sacramento Bee, 01-25-14


  • Unions
  • Triggering School Reform in California City Journal, 3 March 2011
  • The Union’s Occupation California, 28 October 2011
  • Not California's Last Bankrupt City New York Post, 06-28-12
  • Manhattan Institute senior fellow Daniel DiSalvo discusses with City Journal's Ben Boychuk how California's public-employee unions win elections Podcast: Interview, October 8, 2012
  • Debate: Should Union Organizing Be A Civil Right? Newsday, 07-31-14


  • War on Terror
  • What is 9/11's Legacy in American life? Scripps Howard News Service, 09-08-11
  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss presidential power with Stephen K. Knott, author of "Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and his Critics." Podcast: Interview, December 10, 2012


  • WTC
  • What is 9/11's Legacy in American life? Scripps Howard News Service, 09-08-11


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