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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