Joe Mathews: After providing a century of service and a new in-law, the Golden State should be adopted by the House of Windsor
Joe Mathews: Protecting its own immigrants and providing housing for its own people shouldn’t be a heavy lift for a wealthy county with 3.2 million people—more than the population of 21 states.
Joe Mathews: Civic leaders’ fantastical claims of water self-sufficiency may endager Southern California’s real water supplies.
Joe Mathews: In an era when seemingly every body of water inspires plans for public access or development or both, Lake Mathews retains a special mystique. My lake is like an old-time movie star—deliberately unknowable. And that’s probably the way it should remain.
Joe Mathews: If all of this seems like news to you, it’s because train deniers—who insist that Californians don’t care for train travel—have dominated the public conversation in the state, especially when it comes to high-speed rail.
Joe Mathews: Snowbirds Have Saved SoCal’s Desert Economy. Why Not Just Deed Them the Land?
Joe Mathews: By standing up to Trump and letting people move freely, we could become a true LA-LA Land.
Joe Mathews: Rich old homeowners are California’s future, so why shouldn’t we take our subsidies to the grave?
Joe Mathews: With a weakling legislature and few checks on power, our chief executives are big-footing politics.
Joe Mathews: California’s newest litmus test requires support of government healthcare—or else
Joe Mathews: We’re a progressive check on Red-State power—but we unbalance the Constitutional system.
Joe Mathews: California should have the right to grant legal residency to the undocumented.
Joe Mathews: As big cities shed the NFL, only smaller, poorer cities are desperate enough to host teams.