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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Lawmakers seek probe of CA refineries 6

Nov. 30, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Taking time out from negotiations over the fiscal cliff, a half-dozen U.S. senators asked the Justice Department this week to investigate whether “market manipulation” by California oil refineries led to the run up in

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Crazifornia: Three ‘crappy’ regulatory battles 3

Nov. 30, 2012 By Laer Pearce For a lot of very good reasons, California’s environmental regulators have earned a reputation for being, well, crappy to the rest of us. Three ongoing California regulatory battles over poop reinforce their already well-deserved

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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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The union assault — covert and overt — on direct democracy 87

Nov. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed For decades, signature-gathering to win placement of measures on the local or state ballot in California has followed a basic script. Once proponents gathered some 30 percent more signatures than the minimum threshold necessary,

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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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Chapman Forecast: More sluggish growth for CA 8

Nov. 29, 2012 By John Seiler Chapman University’s 35th annual economic forecast projects more sluggish growth for California in 2013. It was presented Wednesday in Costa Mesa before about 1,500 business and community leaders by Chapman President Jim Doti, also

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L.A. Times’ analysis on crazy school borrowing omits why it’s done 5

Nov. 29, 2012 By Chris Reed The Los Angeles Times has printed an analysis piece on the insane borrowing by dozens of California school districts using “capital appreciation bonds” (CABs), which delay any repayment for 20 years and often cost

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Vile lefty talk show host rides again

Nov. 29, 2012 Katy Grimes: The gross double standard in media today was exacerbated Monday when far-left, liberal radio talk show host Sirius XM radio host Mike Malloy lost it on air. Malloy said he wished the Lord would lop

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