Do they really want to combat global warming? 24

Commentary Oct. 31, 2012 By John Seiler Nowadays, almost anything that happens is blamed on “global warming.” Or its more recent euphemism, “climate change.” On his blog, Al Gore just wrote: “For many, Hurricane Sandy may prove to be a

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Go Tigers! 2

Oct. 24, 2012 Sorry, California, but I’m rooting for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. They’re my home team. I still can recite the opening lineup of the 1968 World Series Champion Tigers, the greatest team ever. Nothing against

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Cap and Trade manipulation leads to WCI Inc. 10

Oct. 23, 2012 By Warren Duffy Cap and Trade is coming — good and hard. So far, numerous pleas to Gov. Jerry Brown, California Air Resources Director Mary Nichols and the California Legislature to delay the start of the first

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Feinstein’s green platform no solution to state’s ills 3

Oct. 23, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., continues to refuse to debate her Republican opponent, Elizabeth Emken. That may be because Feinstein doesn’t want to be questioned about the many policies in her 20 years in

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Bullet-train propaganda: China-style vs. California-style 7

Oct. 22, 2012 By Chris Reed Last week’s New Yorker features a well-reported but conflicted article that tries to depict China’s all-out push to become the world leader in bullet trains as a vast fiasco of corruption, incompetence and hubris

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An open letter to presidential winner on California water policy 5

Oct. 19, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Re: Some California Water Policies to Avoid for the Next President Dear President (Obama or Romney): Congratulations on gaining the trust of a majority of the American people in your election victory.   The people

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Feinstein’s ‘Bandit River’ project brings back redevelopment 11

Oct. 15, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The San Joaquin River wasn’t named after Joaquin Murrieta, the infamous bandit of the 1850’s Gold Rush in California. But it might as well have been called “Bandit River” after U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s

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California bullet train joke 7

Oct. 9, 2012 By John Seiler At the initial journey of the 200-mph California bullet train, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown are sitting in a luxury car, sipping Napa Valley chardonnay.

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Gas price hike is test run for Cap and Trade 24

Oct. 9, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Think today’s high gas prices are bad? Wait until Cap and Trade’s surtax on gasoline hits starting Jan. 1, 2013. Cap and Trade is being imposed as part of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act

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Cheap gas: Another reason to move to Texas 13

Oct. 7, 2012 By John Seiler The following picture is from GasBuddy.com, which tracks gas prices nationally. The cheapest gas, as you can see, is in Texas and the Southeast. The most expensive by far is in California during the

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