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Bored CA Billionaire Groups Merge 0

JAN. 28, 2012 “Think Forward and Long” or “Think Long and Forward California.” I suggest one of those as the new name for the merging government reform groups California Forward and Think Long.  Because the ridiculousness of the name should be as

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Apple Cracking Textbook Racket

John Seiler: The biggest ripoff going is textbooks for K-12 and, even worse, college. I know some college kids who spend way more than $1,000 a year for required textbooks for their college classes. Usually the texts are sub-par regurgitations

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LA Students Regurgitate Govt. Food 3

John Seiler: Food fight! I love it when kids rebel against the government schools. Reported CBS Los Angeles: “The revamped school lunches at Los Angeles Unified School District have won awards, commending them for improving the menu at the second

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Courts Undermine State’s Initiative System 0

Jan. 20, 2012 I voted against Proposition 215, the so-called Compassionate Use Act, which legalized marijuana use here in the nation’s largest pot-growing state for — wink, wink, nod, nod — “medicinal purposes.” That’s why it is rather ironic that

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CA Credit Rating Nothing to Celebrate 0

JAN. 17, 2012 They were slapping high fives in the offices of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer this week. Why the celebration?  Because California no longer has the nation’s worst credit rating, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “The reason we’ve improved

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CA GOP Going to Elephant Graveyard? 5

JAN. 17, 2012 Many in the media say that Republicans are rapidly becoming irrelevant in California, and will become nothing more than an afterthought after the next election. Even a Capitol press club, made up of declining “old media” newspaper,

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CA Should Sell Univ. Football Teams 0

John Seiler: To avoid bankruptcy, any sensible business or family begins selling things: cars, TVs, computers, office furniture, etc. Otherwise, the stuff might be sold anyway at a bankruptcy auction. Not California. The state owns billions of dollars of property

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Redevelopment barons plot comeback 0

JAN. 9, 2012 I’m still giddy after the California Supreme Court ruled last month that the state had every right to shut down those noxious enemies of property rights and fiscal responsibility — redevelopment agencies. Better yet, the state’s high

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Gov.’s Groundhog Day In California 0

JAN. 7, 2011 It felt like “Groundhog Day” on Thursday during Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal press conference. I had a flashback to January 2011. Listening to him make the same claims about the budget that he made all year

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