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I support firefighters, but what California is doing is crazy

Having spent nearly my entire adult life in politics, I never cease to be amazed by the nerve of some elected officials. With the advent of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle, you would think that folks would be less inclined to act outlandishly. Sadly, this is not the case. Consider an ...

Stop funding the government through fines and fees

While inflation drives the cost of food, rent and gasoline higher and higher, elected officials should take every step possible to help lighten the load for working-class families. While many policy levers exist in Washington, local leaders have a critical opportunity to help those who need it ...

CHIPS and science is just the start

The CHIPS and Science Act is a result of something exciting on Capitol Hill: a productive discussion about the next generation of American research that prioritizes investment in science. In addition to the $54 billion for semiconductor innovation, manufacturing, and research and development, ...

The FDA has a science problem – literally

It was announced in July that Matthew Holman, the director of the Office of Science in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), was stepping down to take a job with Philip Morris International. The departure comes amid a crisis for CTP as the agency continues to ...

Put the kibosh on porch piracy

America’s crime wave is coming to your front door if it has not hit there already. Porch piracy — the theft of brand-new, unopened items in packages lying just outside the sanctuary of your home’s living space — is a hot trend. Especially coveted items include large-screen ...

The way out of the Social Security mess

Social Security will become insolvent within the next 15. Politicians say that’s incorrect because Social Security will be able to continue to pay out a “substantial portion” of benefits. In the real world, “solvent” means that you can pay all, not merely a part, of what you promised ...