Breaking News-May, 2012

Cap & Trade will socialize your power bill

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

May 22, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The mere mention of the words Cap and Trade in California and people just tune out because it sounds too complicated to understand.   While it is complicated, it is nevertheless understandable. What we’re learning about the California’s Cap and Trade program i...

Space: Next California frontier

Friday, May 18th, 2012

May 18, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The dawning of the commercial space age begins Tuesday. That’s when SpaceX is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida for a rendevous with the International Space Station -- the first time a private spacecraft will do so. A Saturday launch was canceled du...

Bullet Trains, Green Jobs and ‘The War Between Data and Storytelling’

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

May 15, 2012 By Chris Reed SAN DIEGO -- The smug, insufferably superior politics of the faculty lounge have gone mainstream on the Left in the past decade to the point where many “progressive” pundits and Democratic lawmakers openly act as if it is a given that their side always knows best and...

How to save state parks from closure

Friday, May 11th, 2012

May 11, 2012 By Joseph Perkins A pair of Northern California lawmakers unveiled a proposal this week to avert the scheduled July 1 closure of 70 state’s 278 parks, casualties of last year’s budget-cutting by the Legislature. “The notion of closing 70 parks is ill-conceived,” said state Se...

Brown purges respected doctor

Friday, May 11th, 2012
Brown purges respected doctor

May 11, 2012 By John Seiler California increasingly resembles the Soviet Union in the 1930s but with better weather. The economy is socialist; the leader is megalomaniac; and dissidents are purged. The latest victim is Dr. La Donna Porter, M.D. Her "crime": advocating policies different from tho...

Delta cost-benefit study politicized

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

May 10, 2012 By: Wayne Lusvardi Noted environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg recently said that cost-benefit studies could be used to evaluate big public works projects having environmental impacts in an age of austerity.  But California legislators propose to turn an unneeded cost-benefit study of the S...

San Diego Wheels, Deals and Sues for Water

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Commentary May 7, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi San Diego’s recent transfer of excess agricultural water from Imperial County has been the only major addition to urban water sources for Southern California for decades. The transfer is the largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer in U.S. history. ...

Calif. stem cell research discovers white elephant

Friday, May 4th, 2012

May 4, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi  Now that stem cells have become obsolete, can California’s entrenched stem-cell research bureaucracy be phased out?  Or will it continue as a white elephant as the state’s budget deficit problems worsen?  Last week it was announced that, for the first time, h...

Darrell Steinberg wants you in an ant farm

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

May 2, 2012 By John Seiler The second most poweful politician in California is Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento; after Gov. Jerry Brown. Steinberg's background is with labor unions. And he represents the state capitol -- that is, state workers whose jobs, wealth, perks, pe...

High-speed rail officials: arrogant and dismissive

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

May 1, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- A hearing at the Capitol Monday proved once again that high-speed rail officials live in a bubble and are far too comfortable in their roles spending billions of dollars of other people's money. The informational hearing in the Assembly Transportation Co...

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