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State Has Yet To Hit Bottom 0

NOV. 28, 2010 Anyone who has dealt with a loved one deeply involved in some destructive behavior understands that there’s only so much you can do until the person hits whatever low point is necessary to spark a commitment to

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Watching The Schlackman 0

NOV. 22, 2010 Contrary to popular belief, spending a couple hours in a hearing room listening to 20 political consultants, analysts and bureaucrats talk about something called “The Political Reform Act” isn’t my favorite way to spend afternoon. But, truth

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Texas Beats California on Economy 0

NOV. 18, 2010 By JOHN SEILER In the competition between America’s two most populous states, California has two recent victories over Texas. In the World Series, the San Francisco Giants stomped on the Texas Rangers. And on election day, Nov.

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It's All Free! 0

John Seiler: California’s Supreme Court yesterday ruled that illegal immigrants can get in-state tuition at state universities and colleges. But your legal relative who’s a citizen and lives in Parker, Ariz., just across the border, doesn’t get that goodie. It’s

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FPPC Not Totally Wed To Gift Bans 0

NOV. 15, 2010 The traditional start of the Christmas shopping season is just around the corner, so I guess it makes sense that the state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has decided to redo some of its gift-related regulations. Unfortunately,

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Union Candidate Quiz Ignored Ed Issues 0

NOV. 15, 2010 I used to think school boards were about schools, and the kids they are charged with educating. At one time this was the case. But today, the majority of school board positions appear to be union labor

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Brown's Job Got Twice as Hard 0

NOV. 12, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Less than a month ago, on Oct. 18, Moody’s Investor Service issued a report calculating California’s situation as “at least $12 billion in future budget gaps.” Now, the nonpartisan California Legislative Analyst’s Office released a

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Ax the whole state ed bureaucracy 0

John Seiler Jerry Brown wants to get rid of the education secretary position, a pointless position created by Gov. Pete Wilson (talk about pointless). A better idea: Get rid of the whole centralized, massive, wasteful state education bureaucracy. Turn everything

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State GOP Now Irrelevant 0

NOV. 8 Republicans have been amused by President Barack Obama’s thick-headed response to the Democratic Party’s electoral defeat. Despite near-historic gains for the GOP in the House of Representatives and significant GOP gains in the Senate and statehouses, Obama refused

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Is California Ungovernable? 0

NOV. 3, 2010 I jokingly referred earlier in the week to Meg Whitman’s campaign as the worst campaign ever. Now I’m not joking. And while I am sure it’s not the worst ever, it was really bad. Running against former

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