Breaking News-July, 2012

Mexico dissolves its FBI and moves to legalize drugs

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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, the AFI was founde...

State Cuts Lead to Judicial Triage

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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 people come to believe that inefficiency and delay will drain ev...

Calif. regs killing lumber manufacturers

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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 the droves, production has been drastically re...

Cal State’s Early Start Program sparks opposition

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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 all CSU's 23 campuses have expressed concerns over the ...

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attacks Chick-fil-A

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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 cities around. For example, on June 6, San Fran voted a whopping 74 pe...

Dominant Dems rule and ruin Sacto

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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 think they are above the law because they now control the law. W...

Southern Califiornia’s new pact with the Delta water devil

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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 to bail out Gov. Jerry Brown’s embarrassing boondoggle in failed Nort...

Police shooting policies need rethinking

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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 police shootings the prior weekend. It was shocking. The fo...

Calif. universities could expand without tax increases

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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 already in hand, but for the will ...

Parks Dept. corruption not isolated

Friday, July 27th, 2012

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 resigned, she tried to distance herself from the vacation b...

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