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The sad reason Steinberg’s right about significance of his education bill 2

Sept. 28, 2012 By Chris Reed Some self-serving bragging by one of California’s most powerful politicians is more illuminating than he may think. This is from John Fensterwald’s story on edsource.org: “Senate Bill 1458, which will shift California’s chief measure

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McClintock: The adult in the room 23

Sept. 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes I’ve written much recently about the end of the two-year legislative session in the California Legislature — none of it flattering. This Democrat-dominated Legislature operates as if it has the collective maturity level of

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Initiative idea: Cut CSU administrators in half 6

Sept. 20, 2012 By John Seiler Cal State University illegally is pushing the Proposition 30 tax increase, as our site reported today. The CSU Board also just approved 5 percent tuition increases if Prop. 30 doesn’t pass. That’s a real

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Revenge of the nurses: The back story of PERB’s radicalization 24

Sept. 19, 2012 By Chris Reed In 1999, California Democrats celebrated Gray Davis’ election as governor the previous fall by sending him a slew of legislation they knew that his Republican predecessor, Pete Wilson, would never have approved. Most notoriously,

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California burns as politicians fiddle 39

Sept. 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes The most recent culmination of the insane end of the California Leguslature’s two-year  session will probably live in infamy when tales of California’s demise are told in the future. Still reeling from the madness,

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Chicago solves student-violence problem 1

Sept. 17, 2012 By John Seiler Leave it to The Onion to point out something interesting. For the past week, the Chicago schools system has solved its endemic school-violence problem: CHICAGO—Jubilant Chicago Public Schools officials announced Friday that, for five

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Still no competitive elections 8

Sept. 14, 2012 By Joseph Perkins For much of the baseball season, I’ve been following Sports Illustrated’s weekly rankings of all 30 major league baseball clubs. But I stopped following back in July when it ranked the Boston Red Sox,

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CA better off than four years ago? 65

Sept. 7, 2012 By Joseph Perkins I really didn’t need to watch President Obama’s speech last night — although I did — to know how it would be reviewed by his cheerleaders in the mainstream media. To hear them tell

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