State Court's Clarity On Free Speech 2

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, almost every major debate in the political arena these days can be sorted out by relying on basic principles.… Read more

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CIRM's Politics of Personal Enrichment 0

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-page news. The attention comes not from announcement of a miraculous cure or therapy, which CIRM promised but has yet to produce.… Read more

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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 Ian Halperin.

The title is unfortunate, likely imposed by an editor eager for sales.… Read more

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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 turn things around.

I think of my beloved California in the same light. What a great state, but it remains on a collision course with reality.… Read more

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Brown May Downsize Commissions 0

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 number of appointments that his predecessor Governor Schwarzenegger made. Critics have said, where one agency director or secretary would have sufficed, Schwarzenegger appointed many deputy directors and undersecretaries, whose responsibilities and duties were unclear.… Read more

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