California

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Revenge of the Gods

Next week, the California Department of Education will vote on a new statewide ethnic studies curriculum that advocates for the “decolonization” of American society and elevates Aztec religious symbolism—all in the service of a left-wing political ideology. Read More ›
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Disappointed lonely kid wearing mask for protection of corona virus spread on a closed empty park

Coronavirus Deadly Effect on K-12 Student Learning — Not Student Health

Should the overwhelming majority of public schools across the nation remain closed when COVID-19 has been implicated in very few deaths of students? Read More ›

Dear Washington State: Don’t Follow California’s Tax Model

I’m one of more than 125,000 people who have moved from California to Washington State in the past three years. Like many of these people, I came to Washington State for its dynamic economy, lower taxes, cheaper cost of living, and the chance to make a better life for my family. I was born and raised in California, but over the past decade started to feel trapped—I saw half of my paycheck disappear in taxes, couldn’t afford a decent house, and worried that I would never make my way up the economic ladder. Read More ›
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Goodbye California: A Lament

I was born at the French Hospital, City of Los Angeles, State of California, in 1949. As of this writing, I have never been outside my native state for more than three weeks. That’s about to change. Last week, I moved from California to the Washington, D.C. area after my wife accepted a journalism job there. The situation should last Read More ›

Trial to Begin in Intelligent Design Discrimination Lawsuit against NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

March 5, Los Angeles –Trial begins this week in a lawsuit over whether NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) unlawfully discriminated against an employee for discussing the scientific theory of intelligent design (ID) at work. The jury trial is set to begin Wednesday, March 7. David Coppedge, a 14-year JPL veteran and team lead computer administrator on the Cassini Mission to Read More ›

California Senate Minority Leader Launches Probe into California Science Center’s Alleged Violations of First Amendment Rights

Sacramento — Senate Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth has sent a letter to the California Science Center (CSC) requesting documents related to the Center’s cancellation of a screening last October of the pro-intelligent design documentary “Darwin’s Dilemma.” The screening was sponsored by the American Freedom Alliance (AFA), a private group that had rented the Center’s IMAX theater. Senator Hollingsworth’s letter follows Read More ›

Technology Can Help Solve Transportation Dilemma

This article, published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute and Discovery Institute Board of Directors member Slade Gorton: One response is to do a better job of targeting money, Slade Gorton said at Cascadia Center’s West Coast workshop on tolling and traffic management last month in Seattle. The rest of the article can Read More ›

Northwest Businesses Starting To Sense The Gold In Going Green

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions Steve Marshall of Discovery Institute: Steve Marshall of the Cascadia Center for Regional Development made the point that in 1973, during the oil embargo, the U.S. imported slightly more than one-third of its oil. The rest of the article can be found here.

Wanted: “Alternative Fuels Highway” – Not “Hydrogen Highway”

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell meet tomorrow in Vancouver to strategize on greenhouse gas reductions. The Governator has made climate change Priority One for his administration, winning new state goals to lower carbon dioxide emissions in coming decades, and recruiting other Western U.S. governors and Campbell to commit to similar targets. Campbell and Schwarzenegger have Read More ›