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Government: Inefficient and inhumane 10

Nov. 30, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Advocates for bigger government — just about everyone these days — seem to believe that government is the most efficient and humane provider of public services. It’s such a bizarre way of viewing the

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Californians fleeing to Mexico 27

Nov. 30, 2012 By Chriss Street On Tuesday, President Obama met with the newly elected president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.  While the press focused on the Administration’s talking points for discussions on a wide range of issues from energy to

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The govt. wants your 401(k) plan 15

Nov. 30, 2012 Katy Grimes: With the recent Democratic reelection win by the Obama administration, get ready for more than tax increases. The government now wants your private 401(k) retirement plan.  “As Washington debates what to do about the fiscal

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Disabled agency refuses to cut waste 6

Nov. 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Department of Developmental  Services is a massive state agency that could immediately cut $500 million from its annual budget, according to lobbyists and experts, by getting rid of the antiquated institutions that the

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Business closings bring huge losses 35

Nov. 28, 2012 By Katy Grimes When a business closes it’s doors forever, the impacts are far-reaching. The announcement of the upcoming closure of the Campbell’s Soup plant in Sacramento will have regional and statewide impact. Econ. 101 I may

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Well, lookie here: Jerry Brown serves as voice of reason 6

Nov. 28, 2012 By Chris Reed I think Gov. Jerry Brown’s good image in the media is driven much more by how competent/effective he seems in contrast to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis than by actual success in making California

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Free Kinde Durkee! 1

Nov. 26, 2012 By John Seiler It just was reported that federal officials are going to seek an eight-year sentence against Kinde Durkee for ripping off Democratic campaign funds to the tune of millions of dollars. But why? California Democratic

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Give officials 100% pay cut 8

Nov. 26, 2012 By John Seiler The California Citizens Compensation Commission just cut our wonderful state officials’ pay by 5 percent. Gov. Jerry Brown’s salary will drop to “only” $165,288 a year. But don’t cry for Brown, California. As Laer

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Lax CPUC oversight lets PG&E gouge ratepayers 6

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of two. Part 2 is here. Nov. 26, 2012 By Katy Grimes As the price of natural gas has fallen to a decade low, utility ratepayers wouldn’t know it. Utility costs continue to explode.

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Giving up liberties for safety 8

Nov. 25, 2012 Katy Grimes: The government push for more domestic drones to spy on American citizens should give everyone chills. What could possibly go wrong? Last Spring, President Obama signed the approval of 30,000 drones to be used domestically, and the

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