September, 2012

Unhappy Californians unwilling to change
Monday, September 24th, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- California residents are depressed about the economy and see little hope for change in the near future, yet they seem more reluctant than ever to change the current high-tax, union-dominated political course that has led to the struggling economy. A...

Chicago teachers stifle reform
Monday, September 17th, 2012

Sept. 17, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Chicago's public school teachers went on strike last week over a modest plan to extend their work day and subject them to the type of standardized performance testing they typically administer to students. The walkout provided a fresh reminder that teachers union...

Totalitarians run California
Monday, September 10th, 2012

Sept. 10, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- The main problem with the California Legislature is not that it spends your money far faster than it comes in, or that much of it is squandered on absurd programs and on the enrichment of those Californians who work for the state. Those are symptoms ...

A darker shade of blue
Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Sept. 3, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- City officials across California typically spare police officers from even modest reductions in the pay and pension packages that are a leading cause of municipal budget problems, even when the alternatives are reduced public services or even municipa...

Is Ted Lieu the state’s Ultimate Nanny?
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Sept. 4, 2012 By Steven Greenhut If you want to understand just about everything that's wrong with Sacramento, you need only peruse a press release recently sent out by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance. Lieu is proud of his laundry list of bills that meddle into myriad areas of private life. Lieu, who wh...