Posts by K. Lloyd Billingsley
K. Lloyd Billingsley is a Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute and a columnist at The Daily Caller.
Bullet Train Bosses Rush to Cover Their Tracks


“Thousands of pages of public records were removed from the California High Speed Rail Authority website in June,” Katy Grimes of the California Globe reports.

Berkeley Is No Longer a Gas – and You Better Watch Your Mouth


Berkeley now mounts a war against free speech and natural gas. In California, just about everything is under threat these days. 

The “Right” to “Free” Health Care and Education: A Brief History


The “rights” to “free” education and medical service come from the 1936 Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Bernie Sanders Plans Trip to Windsor, Ontario, to Tout Canada’s Lower Drug Prices


Bernie Sanders failed to note that Canadians Frederick Banting and Charles Best invented insulin in the early 1920s. During his stay in Windsor, he might check out a few other realities. 

“We’re Number 50!” In Friendliness to Business, California Comes in Last Place


In the category of “business friendliness,” California ranks number 50, dead last with an “F” rating.

Taxpayer Alert: Does Failed State Stem Cell Agency Deserve $5 Billion in 2020?


More money is the life-saving therapy for the failed state agency, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Cori Gauff’s Great Wimbledon Victory Offers Lessons for Athletes, Politicians and Bureaucrats Alike


Like Cori Gauff, all college players should be able to control and market their own image, sign endorsement deals, and otherwise profit from their talent.

Are Bernie Sanders and Socialist Democrats Really Using the Language of the Right?


When they claim health care is a “human right,” Bernie Sanders and the socialist 2020 Democrats echo the language of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Town with a “Libertarian Streak” Is California’s First “Second Amendment Sanctuary City.” It Shouldn’t Be the Last.


The city of Needles declared itself a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” city; wants exemption to some state gun laws.

California Legislators Shelter DMV from Intrepid State Auditor Elaine Howle


State officials who show diligence at their job are not easy to find in California. One notable exception is State Auditor Elaine Howle.

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