Younger Californians and their Families Should Care about Public Pension Reform

As public pension costs rise, the State pays less and students pay more for higher education. The LA Times recently ran a front page story on “California’s Pension Crisis.”  It is the latest in a long line of articles, reports, and op-eds designed to educate voters and spur much needed public pension reform.  Today, California spends ...

2040 Matters Marks its First Anniversary

It’s hard to believe our Blog turned one this month.  It’s also hard to believe, despite our many accurate predictions, that we find ourselves writing extensively about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and our government’s inability to develop a sound and comprehensive strategy for defeating fanatical Islamic terror.  But even these sad truths cannot prevent us ...

Gritty Civics: Is it time for the first organized write-in campaign for President?

For centrist reformers, the answer is almost certainly “yes.” With Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination in Cleveland, and with Bernie Sanders reluctantly burying the hatchet with Hillary Clinton in exchange for her increasingly leftward march, the November ballot will include the names of the two most disliked presidential candidates in U.S. history. Under these circumstances, many ...