San Francisco’s Emergency Rules Threaten Food Deliveries

Steven Greenhut
Greenhut writes for American Spectator, Reason and the Orange County Register.

San Francisco officials have imposed one of the tightest lockdowns in the country, which has made residents of the nation’s second-highest density city increasingly dependent on deliveries from grocery stores and restaurants. If officials there want people to stay home and avoid interacting with others at the checkout lines, they should do everything they can […]

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Abolishing Single-Family-Only Zoning Expands Freedom and Choice

Steven Greenhut
Greenhut writes for American Spectator, Reason and the Orange County Register.

A bedrock principle of conservatism is that individuals should be allowed to live as they please free from the overly meddlesome dictates of regulators. Another conservative mainstay is a belief in property rights—the right to do largely what we choose in our homes and on our land. When it comes to zoning issues, however, many […]

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Californians chased out of state by bad public policy

Steven Greenhut
Greenhut writes for American Spectator, Reason and the Orange County Register.

I remember getting that phone call 20-some years ago while at my desk at The Lima News, which was a sister newspaper to The Orange County Register. “Would I like to come to California to work at the Register,” the editor asked. “Why, yes,” I eagerly said. “When do I start?” I forgot to ask […]

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Unions seek to control deliveries by raising bogus safety fears

Steven Greenhut
Greenhut writes for American Spectator, Reason and the Orange County Register.

California lawmakers would have you believe that the state faces some sort of public-safety crisis simply because drivers who deliver food and beverages to people’s homes need not undergo specific food-handler training, or to pay a fee to get a food-handler license from the state. The state Assembly recently voted to rectify this situation by […]

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In New Media World, Opinion Pages More Relevant Than Ever

Steven Greenhut
Greenhut writes for American Spectator, Reason and the Orange County Register.

One of the main criticisms I’ve received from readers over the years is that I’m biased. “Yes, indeed, I have biases,” I always reply. “Columnists actually are paid to express them.” As newspapers carve out a sustainable role in an internet-based media world filled with opinionated Facebook and Twitter rants, this raises a question: Are […]

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