David and Will discuss Gov. Jerry Brown’s surprise state supreme court filing last week in re government unions. They also measure the threat to California of a North Korean nuclear strike. In other news: Friday’s Pac-12 championship football game, the discovery of a giant sphinx’s head buried in the dunes of north Santa Barbara County, the revivification of Access Hollywood’s infamous Trump tape, and an update on the GOP tax plan’s implications for the Golden State.
David and Will discuss the Trump tax plan and the growing controversy surrounding Janet Napolitano, president of the vast University of California system. In other news: the USC–Stanford Pac-12 football championship, state Senate leader (and U.S. Senate hopeful) Kevin de Leon’s roommate problem, and Prince Harry’s just-announced marriage to Californian/Angeleno/actress Meghan Markle.
David and Will discuss how Democrats in Sacramento are attempting to spin their mestastisizing sex harassment scandal into a pro-government union campaign. They also consider the terror attack in NYC and bonuses paid out to managers of the state pension fund.
David and Will reminisce about the CA GOP dinner featuring Steve Bannon, and weigh the media's response to the Trump administration’s plan to raise fees at National Parks (including Yosemite). In the Department of Irony, they’ll look at Stockton, California’s first-in-the-nation experiment in guaranteed basic income.
David and Will discuss the human forces behind CA's rash of deadly wildfires, and dismiss the auditor’s investigation of government-worker wrongdoing. David reflects on those too-rare occasions when Gov. Jerry Brown does the right thing for the right reason.
David and Will Swaim discuss California’s opposition to Trump's Wall; a new report on state finances; and ask what will Los Angeles officials think of next in their war on Uber and Lyft? Special bonus: Gov. Reagan’s role in creating powerful government unions.
David and Will discuss Elon Musk’s latest technology gambit, Hyperloop, and why the Silicon Valley entrepreneur can’t seem to get it off the ground – or under the ground – in his home state. Also: How the powerful California Teachers Association spent its summer vacation, and David’s surprising take on the 2018 California governor’s race.
David and Will discuss the $270,000-per-year San Francisco transit janitor; the unintended consequences of taxing California’s rich; and the California Teachers Association’s push to celebrate (and/or recall with legitimate horror) Barack Obama, gay, lesbian, transgender heroes, Korean comfort women, Filipinos, and the Armenian Genocide.