Posts by K. Lloyd Billingsley
K. Lloyd Billingsley is a Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute and a columnist at The Daily Caller.
Outgoing University of California President Janet Napolitano Was More Politician than Educator


If students, parents, and taxpayers see Janet Napolitano’s departure as long overdue, it would be hard to blame them. 

Federal Emergency Bureaucracy Displays More Corruption Inherent in the System


If the president ever gets around to slimming down the bloated federal government, FEMA would be a good place to start. 

Football Follies and Economic Realities


The antics of Antonio Brown prompted the Oakland Raiders to release the wide receiver, by some accounts the best in the NFL.

The Fonda Freedom Manifesto


When Peter Fonda passed away last month at 79, critic Peter Tonguette lamented that the actor never became the big-screen equal of his father.

San Francisco Supervisors Bust Dangerous Domestic Terrorist Group


San Francisco just passed a resolution calling the NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization’

Axis of Politicians and Union Bosses Targets Independent Contractors of “Gig” Economy


The attempt to herd rideshare drivers into unions is a legislative power play to boost the ranks of unions, a special interest that contributes heavily to one political party. 

$3 Billion State Stem Cell “Flop” Now Wants $5.5 Billion More


$5.5 billion is a lot of money, even for California, and especially for a state agency that Marcy Darnovsky describes as “a flop.” 

State-Funded Researchers Shift Aim from Gun Owners to Gun Stores


It’s no surprise that the Firearm Violence Research Center wants to survey gun owners and target the businesses that sell firearms.

Memo to San Francisco Board of Supervisors: What About the “Justice-Deprived” Persons?


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has transformed a convicted felon into a “justice-involved individual”.

Recession Prophecies Good News for Trump Haters, Bad News for California


If a recession does hit in 2021, high-tax, high-volatility California is surely in for a rough ride.  

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