Recently, The Washington Times published an op-ed that I authored where I describe how the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, to use the newspaper’s headline, “Careen Left.”  But the reality is that the political landscape and momentum of teacher unions across...

Caltrain, a commuter rail in the San Francisco Peninsula, has announced a grandiose plan that would remake, says The Mercury News, “a once-sleepy suburban line into a truly urban transit system.” “Caltrain’s vision contemplates BART-like ‘show-up and go’ service, whisking passengers from San Francisco to Gilroy...

Ben Smithwick - How Private Charities Can Help Address California's Homeless Crisis https://vimeo.com/347585959/65951e618f This is a must-watch short documentary profiling three programs of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles. The film demonstrates the importance of creating a policy environment that allows private charities to become more deeply involved...

Kerry Jackson - Brewing Beer to Save Water Environmental protection doesn't have to be achieved only by government decree. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXwY7i38Q7Q Ben Smithwick - How to Raise Successful People The always brilliant Esther Wojcicki discusses her latest book, “How to Raise Successful People.” One does not need to have...