Category: Opinion


Anti-Maskers, Anti-Vaxxers; What’s the Difference?

October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist The headline back on June 12 was threatening: “A revolt against masks creates new risk,” warned...

Likely Winners and Losers Among the Propositions

October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist The presidential election appears to be no contest in California, if the polls are...

Will Coronavirus Affect Trump, Newsom Fortunes?

September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Attention spans were already short 42 years ago and they have become far shorter since, especially in...

Moved up Census: Time for Californians to Act

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist  California polls now show President Trump trails Democrat Joseph Biden in the upcoming presidential election by...

Worst Housing Bills Fail; Solution via Market Forces Now Possible

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Evidence keeps mounting that California’s longtime housing shortage can be solved by market forces set loose...

A Sure Loser Heads to the November Ballot

August 29, 2020

August 29, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Heedless of informed advice about conditions in California, labor unions behind the Split Roll ballot initiative...

Has Coronavirus Killed the Mass Transit Boom?

August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist For most of the last 30 years, California saw a mass transit boom stretching...

Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing

August 15, 2020

August 15, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist New evidence arrives almost every day backing the concept of a market-based solution to California’s housing shortage,...

Column: Nine-Bill Housing Package Derails Local Choices

July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist The silver lining provided by some past pandemics has been that they opened minds,...

Column: Newsom Loses Transparency, Unity It Brought

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist Californians have shown with great clarity during the coronavirus pandemic that if they’re convinced something needs...