blog-January, 2010

Stem cell pork

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Back in 2004 California voters passed Prop. 71: $3 billion in bonds for research on embryonic stem cells. The full cost, including interest on the bonds, will be $6 billion. Many people opposed it because of the abortion argument. But another argument in opposition was that this was "industrial pol...

State of the Union

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Those wishing to understand the full power public employee unions hold over state government -- or who simply feel too good about life in general and want to come down a few notches -- ought to peruse today's new Legislative Analyst's Office report titled, The Governor's Employee Compensation Propo...

Gift-limits bill thrown out before Assembly vote

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Cal stem cell agency needs transparency, committee finds

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Analysts slam Arnold's constitutional amendment pitch

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

3 in 10 Californians identify with Tea Party movement, polls show

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Mixed reviews to Baugh's gauntlet

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh told me today that his speech, delivered at the county central committee the night before the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, calling on the his county party to withhold its endorsement from candidates who accept union funds has met with a mi...

State may sue CCPOA over owed funds

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Jan. 26, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT The Schwarzenegger administration has threatened legal action against the California Correctional Peace Officers' Association -- the prison guards' union -- if its officials continue to refuse to pay the millions of dollars the union owes the state to reimburse tax...

We wuz robbed!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

There's an old rule in journalism that says always credit your sources. I think they still teach it in Journalism School. Anyway, someone ought to school Sacramento Bee blogger Torey Van Oot in this practice. I'm referring to this Capitol Alert blog entry, posted at 10:41 on the morning of Tuesday,...

The enemy of clear language

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Jan. 26, 2010 Sometimes I really feel sorry for reporters who cover the Capitol. Their job is to follow around our esteemed elected officials, hauling their notebooks, laptops, cameras and recording equipment to all manner of photo ops and press conferences. And there they sit (or stand), dutifully...

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Joseph Perkins
Joseph Perkins, now assistant editor of the Orange County Register Opinion Pages, started his career as an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal. After serving on the White House Staff of former Vice President Dan Quayle he wrote for the San Diego Union-Tribune where he authored a nationally-syndicated column. Before writing for CalWatchdog.com, Mr. Perkins was also Business Editor for San Diego Magazine.
Chris Reed
Chris Reed is a regular contributor to Cal Watchdog. Reed is an editorial writer for U-T San Diego. Before joining the U-T in July 2005, he was the opinion-page columns editor and wrote the featured weekly Unspin column for The Orange County Register. Reed was on the national board of the Association of Opinion Page Editors from 2003-2005. From 2000 to 2005, Reed made more than 100 appearances as a featured news analyst on Los Angeles-area National Public Radio affiliate KPCC-FM. From 1990 to 1998, Reed was an editor, metro columnist and film critic at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario. Reed has a political science degree from the University of Hawaii (Hilo campus), where he edited the student newspaper, the Vulcan News, his senior year. He is on Twitter: @chrisreed99.
Brian Calle
Brian Calle is Editor-in-Chief of CalWatchdog.com and the Opinion Editor for the Orange County Register. His work has appeared in Bloomberg, Fox News, Forbes, Real Clear Politics, Human Events, Real Clear Markets and City Journal, among other websites and publications. Find him on Twitter: @briancalle
John Seiler
John Seiler has been writing about California for 25 years. That includes 22 years as an editorial writer for the Orange County Register and two years for CalWatchDog.com, where he is managing editor. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Hillsdale College. He was a Russian linguist in U.S. Army military intelligence from 1978 to 1982. He was an editor and writer for Phillips Publishing Company from 1983 to 1986. He has written for Policy Review, Chronicles, LewRockwell.com, Flash Report and numerous other publications. His email: writejohnseiler@gmail.com

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