"States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks"

Glenn Reynolds:

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make crazy. And higher education has become objectively crazy. It’s not a shock that taxpayers think their money might be better spent elsewhere than on subsidizing enclaves of insanity. It’s especially true when universities spend so much of their time attacking so many of the Americans who pay taxes to support them, from Trump voters, to Christians, to gun owners and businesspeople. It takes a lot of chutzpah to slap someone in the face and then put your hand out for money, but that’s what universities have been doing for decades and with special force over the past few years.


"California Is Becoming Unlivable"

I didn't write the headline. This is from The Atlantic [!]L

California’s housing crisis has exacerbated its wildfire crisis, and its wildfire crisis has exacerbated its housing crisis. That vicious cycle is nowhere near ending.

Related: "California has difficult choices to make. Its politicians keep avoiding reality." (To be fair, there's a lot of that going around these days.) And "Blade Runner intro but actually Los Angeles, November 2019".


Nine on Ms. Warren's health care plan

Devastating.

"The math for Warren’s health-care plan adds up if you accept its ludicrous premise". (Megan McArdle)

"Bernie Sanders’s and Elizabeth Warren’s health-care plans sound too good to be true. They are." (Washington Post[!] editorial)

"Thin Lizzie's Wedge".

"Warren Is the WeWork Candidate".

"Elizabeth Warren’s Health-Care Chimera".

"The Magical Thinking Behind Warren’s Medicare for All Plan".

"Elizabeth Warren Thinks Voters Are Stupid".

"Stick a fork in Liz Warren, Medicare-for-All has cooked her".

"Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Hit by Left, Right & Center".