Victor Davis Hanson joined us recently to talk about the eerie similarities between California and confederate South Carolina.
Our state truly is an outlier, and not for good reasons. The disaster happening at the Oroville Dam is the ugly result of years of backwards policies and thinking.
Read Hanson's new piece titled 'The Oroville Dam disaster is yet another example of California's decline:'
"A year ago, politicians and experts were predicting a near-permanent statewide drought, a “new normal” desert climate. The most vivid example of how wrong they were is that California’s majestic Oroville Dam is currently in danger of spillway failure in a season of record snow and rainfall. That could spell catastrophe for thousands who live below it and for the state of California at large that depends on its stored water.
The poor condition of the dam is almost too good a metaphor for the condition of the state as a whole; its possible failure is a reflection of California’s civic decline..."