Ben Boychuk

City Journal

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Associate editor of the libertarian City Journal, where he writes on education,
California politics and policy

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Last year, the legislature passed and Governor Brown signed a ban on plastic bags in California. The ban won't go into effect unless voters approve it -- but that wasn't enough.

Playing Politics with Plastic Bags

Last year, the legislature passed and Governor Brown signed a ban on plastic bags in California. The ban won't go into effect unless voters approve it -- but that wasn't enough.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Community activists, entrepreneurs, and local politicians are keeping tabs on President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan that’s currently being debated on Capitol Hill.

from Greater LA

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Central America this week. She told would-be migrants in Guatemala “do not come” (to the U.S.), which drew criticism from progressive democrats.

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Jobs numbers are up but a recovery still looks rocky as we emerge from the pandemic.

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It’s been two weeks since a gunman in San Jose reported to work, opened fire, and killed nine people before killing himself.

"I do think we're going a little fast. There's still about 35% of the adult population that is not vaccinated, and that, of course, includes all children under the age of 12.

from KCRW Features

Josiah Citrin, the Michelin-starred force behind Mélisse and Citrin in Santa Monica, lost his 23-year-old son Augie to an opioid overdose in December.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The cost of living surged 5% last month, according to the Department of Labor. That’s the highest inflation rate we’ve seen in more than a decade.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All of California is officially facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . And much of the state is in extreme or severe drought after the dry winter.

from Zócalo's Connecting California