In his State of the State speech on Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown referred to the growing chorus of Californians complaining about a brain drain to Texas and other states with more favorable tax and regulatory climates as "declinists" with dark visions of the future. Sorry, writes Steven Greenhut, but the true declinists are the ones who stick to the same path of taxing, spending, regulating, and suing the life out of the productive and entrepreneurial class. Gov. Brown is not just a declinist but a denialist, who believes that the same old policies that led to the current mess will lead us to a bright new future.
In one month, two sheriff's deputies in Florida have been arrested for fabricating drug evidence during traffic stops.
Lynchings are already illegal. But the law would give prosecutors more power—including what amounts to an expansion of the federal death penalty.
Medicare for All would cost far, far more than he says.
The democratic socialist congresswoman has lamented that the public-school system hinges on zip codes.