by Ingrid Ratliff, published on February 5, 2010
Thursday night marked a new voice in state news and a new set of eyes narrowed on the Capitol.
About fifty people gathered at Pyramid Ale House to celebrated the launch of CalWatchdog.com, a new journalism venture with a mission of “holding the government accountable for its spending and regulatory programs by exposing government waste, fraud and abuses of power.”
I sat down with Steven Greenhut, CalWatchdog editor in chief, amid beer, rain and power suits.
California’s entangled clean energy policy just added another program to an already convoluted, growing bureaucracy. The new program, signed into
Samuel Johnson’s 1775 observation that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” has particular resonance nowadays, with civil libertarians