California’s Second Drought

California Affordable Housing

Jack Lahey: We are moving back to the days of shantytowns and tenement buildings, but now it is more subtle, it’s moving into your uncle’s condo, two families sharing a bungalow or couch surfing.

California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

California Water Wars

View image | gettyimages.com In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped. ars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have been the subject of some vintage movies, including the 1958 hit The Big […]

Pope Francis Is Making a Big Mistake

Pope Francis Visits America

Joe Mathews: You could drop by the California Institution for Men in Chino—part of our state’s unconstitutionally overcrowded prison system—to wash prisoners’ feet, as you have done elsewhere.

Futureshock: A Letter from 2060

California Tomorrow

Joe Mathews: California, for all its wealth and advantages, looked to be in a precarious position in the second decade of the 21st century. The state’s government was broken, with its budget and tax systems unable to produce the kind of investments to make every child educated and healthy.

Think Big, California!

California Goals

Joe Mathews: Lacking ambitious goals, the state seems content to drift, waste money, and keep doing the same old things.