Edward Ring

About Edward Ring

Edward Ring is a Senior Fellow of the Center for American Greatness. He is a co-founder of the California Policy Center, a free-market think tank based in Southern California, where he served as their first president. He is a prolific writer on the topics of political reform and sustainable economic development. Ring, a fifth-generation Californian, has an undergraduate degree in political science from UC Davis, and an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California.

What Would It Cost America to ‘Go Solar’?

Proponents of renewable energy claim that wind and solar energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels. According to USA Today, “Renewables close in on fossil fuels, challenging on price.” A Forbes headline agrees: “Renewable Energy Will Be Consistently Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels.” The “expert” websites agree: “Renewable Electricity Levelized Cost Of Energy Already

By |2019-03-14T11:52:20-07:00March 14th, 2019|

Defining American Nationalism

The movement to Make America Great Again confronts hostility from nearly every establishment sector in American life: legacy media, social media, academia, entertainment, big corporations, big labor, big government, all Democrats, and a sizable percentage of Republican elites. Decrying the movement as “nationalism,” the establishment offers endless cautionary comparisons to nationalistic movements in

By |2019-03-12T19:38:39-07:00March 12th, 2019|

America’s High Frontier

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy in a speech before Congress announced the goal of sending an American to the moon and back before the end of the decade. Eight years, one month, and 25 days later, on July 20, 1969, U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface,

By |2019-03-06T21:53:45-07:00March 6th, 2019|

A Modest Proposal: Deluge the Woke

California is a global leader in fighting climate change. California’s citizens consistently have supported cutting edge technologies to wean their state off fossil fuel and nuclear power, and are on track to be using 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. But is this enough? How else can Californians do their part? What more

By |2019-02-26T20:48:47-07:00February 26th, 2019|

The University of Diversity Is Destroying America

America’s educational system is breaking, and the primary culprits are the diversity bureaucracy, now an industrial strength special-interest group that grows more powerful and more expansive every year. For years they have dominated America’s social sciences and humanities, and now they’re launching an assault on the hard sciences. If they are not stopped,

By |2019-02-25T00:10:34-07:00February 25th, 2019|

Attack of the Watermelon People

Supposedly, the “Green New Deal” is “green” because it would help the environment. But a close reading of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed resolution reveals a deal that looks more red than green. The freshman congresswoman from New York released more specifics of her sweeping idea this week. In simpler times, we called extreme

By |2019-02-08T23:57:06-07:00February 8th, 2019|

When Is Hating Hate More Hateful Than Hate?

This week’s scoundrel of the century is Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who faces growing calls to resign  since the website Big League Politics broke the story, that, as they put it, “Northam and a friend were photographed together—one in blackface, one in Klan robes.” In 1984. As college students. And for this, the “Virginia

By |2019-02-06T22:54:08-07:00February 5th, 2019|