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.

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: |

The Derangement Syndromes of Our Time

The term “derangement syndrome” has made it into everyday speech, thanks to the now-ubiquitous use of the term “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” a term coined by Esther Goldberg back in 2015. Writing for The American Spectator, Goldberg offered prescient observations as to how Trump Derangement Syndrome had afflicted “ruling class conservatives” such as George Will and

By | 2019-10-24T20:26:32-07:00 October 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

Can Libertarians Be Honest About Immigration and Assimilation?

Balanced on the edge of the deplatforming abyss, but still standing, is Vincent James. He is one of the last prominent YouTube video commentators with outspoken views on America’s immigration policies and how they affect America’s electoral politics. Even though his channel was demonetized and algorithmically suppressed, he continues to produce videos that frequently attract

By | 2019-10-22T15:51:21-07:00 October 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Of Electricity and Ideology

“If I wanted the power shut off for days by bloated, corrupt utilities enabled by bloated, corrupt one-party politicians,” quipped Harmeet Dhillon, a San Francisco attorney and prominent conservative political activist, “I would have stayed in India.” Dhillon’s observation pretty much sums up the frustration felt by millions of Californians last week. In Northern California,

By | 2019-10-19T13:27:50-07:00 October 17th, 2019|Tags: |

Imagining Donald Trump’s Future for America

Anyone who thinks President Trump’s victory is inevitable in 2020 is not paying attention. The entire weight of America’s profiteering elites is arrayed against him. But what if he wins anyway? What if enough voters realize they’re being conned by the Democrats? What if enough voters decide they don’t want to feel like unwanted usurpers

By | 2019-10-15T21:03:24-07:00 October 15th, 2019|Tags: |

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