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.

Alliances Necessary for the Great Realignment

Anyone who doubts that a fundamental realignment in American politics is at least possible should come to California. With nearly 7 million of its 40 million residents living below the poverty line, and 150,000 homeless, the Golden State, for all its economic might and cultural clout, is becoming a failed state. What Californians need is

By | 2019-12-08T22:42:43-07:00 December 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Can Americans Still be Bigger Than Their Differences?

What does it take to step beyond the mundane, the known, the settled certainties that govern our ideologies and alliances? What exceptional American passion still guides all of us, no matter how far apart we may think we are on so many issues that matter so much? Last month, the American Music Awards had its

By | 2019-12-04T22:18:52-07:00 December 4th, 2019|Tags: |

Is Another YouTube Purge Imminent? What Will It Bring?

Get ready for the new euphemism for social media censorship: “no longer commercially viable.” YouTube on December 10 reportedly will implement new terms of service that allow the video-sharing goliath to end creator accounts summarily if they cannot be monetized. And how will YouTube decide if an account cannot be monetized? By removing ads from

By | 2019-12-01T16:15:17-07:00 November 30th, 2019|Tags: |

Fossil Fuel Reality

Over the weekend, the traditional Harvard versus Yale football game was interrupted during halftime by about 150 student activists, spontaneously joined by hundreds of fans, to protest climate change. Occupying the area around the 500-yard line, the protesters chanted “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Fossil fuel has got to go!” The game resumed after about 30

By | 2019-11-25T20:47:04-07:00 November 24th, 2019|Tags: |

Liberalism’s Winners and Losers in California

When trying to understand why Californians continue to elect liberals, several explanations routinely surface. Chief among them is the theory that conservatives forever alienated California’s diverse electorate by championing “discriminatory” policies. The early example of this was Proposition 187, passed in 1994, which banned providing government services to illegal aliens. Most of Prop. 187 was overturned in

By | 2019-11-22T20:38:56-07:00 November 21st, 2019|Tags: |

The YouTube Channel That Never Happened

“Six hundred years ago, when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Black Death, Casimir the Great—so-called—told the Jews they could come to Krakow. They came. They trundled their belongings into the city. They settled. They took hold. They prospered in business, science, education, the arts. With nothing they came and with nothing they

By | 2019-11-16T14:35:09-07:00 November 16th, 2019|Tags: |

The Seven Deadly Sins of California’s Political Establishment

California’s politicians are hardly alone in their quest to destroy America’s rights, freedoms, prosperity, culture, traditions, and pride. They just happen to be more advanced in their quest. But since what happens in California often ends up happening later in the rest of the country, it’s vital to highlight just how bad it’s gotten in

By | 2019-11-14T22:12:24-07:00 November 14th, 2019|Tags: |

Saving California From Wildfires Requires Cooperation With President Trump

President Trump recently tweeted “The Governor of California, @GavinNewsom, has done a terrible job of forest management,” Newsom tweeted back, “You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation.” On October 29, former Governor Jerry Brown addressed the U.S. Congress, saying, “California’s burning while the deniers make a joke out of the

By | 2019-11-07T18:56:08-07:00 November 7th, 2019|Tags: |

How Trump Can Declare War on the Homeless-Industrial Complex

California’s homeless crisis is now visible to everyone living in the state. Along with tens of thousands of homeless who are concentrated in various parts of major cities, additional thousands are widely dispersed. If you drive into most major urban centers, you will see tent encampments along freeway junctions, under bridges, along frontages, and beside

By | 2019-11-01T21:20:41-07:00 October 31st, 2019|Tags: |

The Politics, Science, and Politicized Science of Climate Change

Pushing through the market square, so many mothers sighing News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying –David Bowie, “Five Years” (1971) One has to wonder

By | 2019-10-26T00:53:59-07:00 October 25th, 2019|Tags: |

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