Commentary

California—not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia—has the highest poverty rate in the United States. According to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure—which accounts for the cost of housing, food, utilities, and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income—nearly one...

If any state could use inspiration from the recent federal tax cuts, it’s California, which has one of the country’s heaviest overall tax burdens. But there’s no pressure building to cut state and local taxes, or to reform California’s broken income tax system. Instead, the...

The Veterans Health Administration has found a new way to endanger the heroes entrusted to its care. A recent investigation by USA Today revealed that, for at least 15 years, Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have hired healthcare professionals with revoked medical licenses — a practice that...