November, 2010

Vows To Renew Ageless Marriage Battle

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

NOV. 30, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Now that California voters on Nov. 2 put a full slate of Democrats into every statewide office on the ballot, Democrats are being encouraged by the media and opinion polls to put Prop. 8 – the anti-same sex marriage initiative – back on the ballot for possible ...

'California-care' Funding Problem

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

By KATY GRIMES NOV. 30, 2010 As California prepares for  national health care legislation, the looming and potentially massive increase in Medi-Cal spending has already begun, and will most likely continue to outpace any growth in the state’s revenues. Officially called the Patient Protection ...

Deceptive Agency To Punish Deception

Monday, November 29th, 2010

NOV. 29, 2010 By LAER PEARCE On Wednesday a California state agency with a well-earned reputation for deception will hold a public workshop that may well set a new standard for governmental hypocrisy in California – and that’s really saying something. The hearing is the spawn of the Californi...

CA Freebies Enrich Low-Wage Workers

Monday, November 29th, 2010

NOV. 29, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Contrary to half-truths by both liberals who believe the minimum wage is a poverty wage or conservatives who believe it creates more unemployment and sends jobs overseas, at least in California minimum wage is a ticket to enjoying more disposable income than the med...

State Court's Clarity On Free Speech

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

This article was first published in the Freeman. NOV. 28, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT When kids get into complex arguments about who did what to whom, parents can usually sort through the miasma by focusing on a few key points. Whose toy is it? Which one of you threw the first punch? And likewise, al...

CIRM's Politics of Personal Enrichment

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

NOV. 28, 2010 Newspaper report exposes exorbitant salaries at state stem cell agency but understates waste and scientific failure By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the $3 billion state stem cell agency created by Proposition 71 in 2004, has made front-pag...

Reviewing Arnold's Disaster

Sunday, November 28th, 2010
Reviewing Arnold's Disaster

NOV. 28, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Although Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger keeps insisting he's not a lame duck, he is. As he leaves office, the best biography of him so far has come out, "The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger," by...

Brown May Downsize Commissions

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

NOV. 28, 2010 Gov.-elect Jerry Brown has a reputation for being frugal. Throughout his recent campaign, he referenced his unabashed personal frugality and said that if elected, it would translate to the governor’s office. Already, there are reports that Brown will not be making nearly the numbe...

I'm Still Not Flying

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

John Seiler: One of my favorite columnists, Debra Saunders of the Chronicle, defended the TSA pat-downs at airports: TSA pat-downs prove it - Americans are whiners The latest controversy over Transportation Security Administration body scans and enhanced body pat-downs leaves no doubt: America tru...

Black Friday At Capitol Store

Friday, November 26th, 2010

NOV. 26, 2010 It being Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, I decided to check out the place where the real power-brokers, the legislative aides and staffers who write the bills and reports that keep the state humming, do their gift shopping. Yes, I visited Capitol Books & Gifts,...