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Mexico dissolves its FBI and moves to legalize drugs 13

July 31, 2012 By Chriss Street In a stunning development, President-elect Enrique Pena and his Institutional Revolutionary Party, who won control of Mexico’s government on July 1, moved to dissolve the Agencia Federal de Investigación.  Modeled after the United States’ FBI,

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State Cuts Lead to Judicial Triage 9

July 31, 2012 By Dave Roberts “A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people. And three things could destroy that confidence and do incalculable damage to society: that

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Calif. regs killing lumber manufacturers 8

July 31, 2012 By Katy Grimes California’s private forest lands are some of the most productive in the world. But state regulation of timber harvesting practices have become so overbearing and complex that the industry is losing lumber manufacturers by

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Cal State’s Early Start Program sparks opposition 9

July 31, 2012 By Ariel Carmona Jr. In recent years the California State University system has worked to jump-start many incoming freshmen through the controversial Early Start Program. But in the wake of the ESP, a number of educators across

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attacks Chick-fil-A 17

July 30, 2012 By John Seiler San Francisco has a reputation as a “tolerant” city, the capital of the 1967 Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury and all that. Whatever it was in psychedelic Sixties, today it’s one of the most intolerant

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Dominant Dems rule and ruin Sacto 25

July 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes As Democrats have taken over most of the Golden State, an ugly attitude has crept in. This bad attitude is demonstrative of what’s wrong with today’s Democrats, and why they get called Socialists. They

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Southern Califiornia’s new pact with the Delta water devil 9

July 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi If you dine with the Sacramento Delta water devil, you better have a long spoon. That might be the lesson that Southern California should have learned after being stuck with a $283 million bill

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Police shooting policies need rethinking 0

July 30, 2012 By Steven Greenhut While sitting in a restaurant in Philadelphia’s Chinatown during my first visit here in more than a decade, I watched TV news reports of violent protests erupting in normally placid Anaheim after two fatal

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Calif. universities could expand without tax increases 0

July 30, 2012 By Michael Poliakoff and Andrew Gillen From coast to coast, discontent rocks the great flagship universities. State funding is declining and institutions are responding with ever rising tuitions. But the response is far from inevitable. Remedies are

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Parks Dept. corruption not isolated 36

July 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes The recent scandal inside of the State Parks and Recreation Department is no surprise to anyone, but the levels of corruption, schemes and deceit, is. The agency director, Ruth Coleman, resigned. But as she

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