June, 2010

Boxer, Fiorina MIA on war

Monday, June 28th, 2010

JUNE 28, 2010 As usual, American policy-makers, the media and California's political candidates avoid the big issues while they make a huge deal out of the small stuff. The latest example is Afghanistan, where Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. and coalition commander, got booted from his post b...

Follow the (Recycling) Money

Friday, June 25th, 2010

JUNE 25, 2010 “It is reprehensible that anyone would use taxpayer money for anything other than its intended purpose.” That’s Aaron McLear, spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, speaking to the Los Angeles Times about its revelation that state-issued welfare debit cards could be cashed i...

Another economic dip coming?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

JUNE 21, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Here’s something Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown should be debating. As the California budget is haggled over by the governor, Legislature and the powerful government unions, one thing everyone assumes is that the California economy will gradually improve. That it wil...

GOP mod squad

Monday, June 14th, 2010

JUNE 14, 2010 It's now time for Republican moderates to put up or shut up. For years Republican moderates have insisted ad nauseam that they – not the party's conservative base – hold the key to the future. Only middle-of-the-roaders can win general elections and implement the business-frie...

Neophytes rising!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

JUNE 11, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In a time of social, economic and political upheaval, it appears to be business versus politics in an election year fight leaving the voter asking, is the politically experienced or the political neophyte preferable? With Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman’s big Republic...

Raise school age to 6

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Here's something the Legislature is considering: The earliest age at which California children could start kindergarten would go up three months under a measure passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. Youngsters would have to turn 5 by Sept. 1 under the proposal, which would reduce the state’s ki...