The male chauvinist pigdom

■ By Bob Franken / Columnist I’ve written facetiously before about a fictional nation, the Male Chauvinist Pigdom. Unfortunately, it’s very real and not funny, unless you get your jollies from the stories that are emerging of the male pigs — not all of us, mind you, but far too many — who brutalize the…

Intense tents

The GOP range these days goes from hard right to extremist cuckoo bird ■ Bob Franken / Columnist Some will remember that Ronald Reagan used to describe the GOP as a “big tent,” meaning it had room for a large spectrum of approaches to government, from nearly liberal to arch-conservative. Well, his alleged “big tent”…

The great migration myth

If California’s out-migration indicates failure, every other state is a basket case ■ Dave Marin / Contributed Tell me if you’ve heard this story before: thanks to sky-high housing costs, over-taxation, and/or failed liberal policies, Californians—especially the middle class—are fleeing the state. There’s one huge flaw: Californians aren’t actually leaving the state at anything like…