Demise of two conservative journals helps explain GOP problems 9

Feb. 28, 2013 By John Seiler Two venerable old conservative print journals have died in recent days. Policy Review has ceased operations entirely. Human Events, which was Ronald Reagan’s favorite weekly journal, will cease printing but remain online. I was

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20th anniversary of Waco raid 6

Feb. 28, 2013 By John Seiler If you think government “protects” you, remember what happened 20 years ago today: The federal government initiated its siege of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Tex. The siege lasted 50 days and ended on April

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U.S., CA could be hit by Federal Reserve potential massive loss 10

Feb. 28, 2013 By Chriss Street Last week in my article here, “Misery Index about to soar in CA, US,” I warned that a rise in a combination of inflation and unemployment, known as the Misery Index, could “distort financial markets.”

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Gasp! Oscar host offends lawmakers 8

Feb. 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes Alert the media! The Assembly Women’s Caucus is offended. Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, and a successful entertainer, actor, and writer, hosted Sunday’s Oscar awards show, with his usual snarky, brazen, naughty

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Both sides in water war need smelt to provoke compromise 8

Feb. 27, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi You probably read the news headlines this past month on the Delta smelt fish with curiosity about what was really going on: * “Delta water diversions reduced to protect smelt” — Feb. 11; * “Once again, water

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Lessons for CA from my Middle East trip 12

Feb. 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes I just returned from a trip to the Middle East, and managed to pack several thousand years of history into three weeks. Against the warnings and concerns of many friends, my husband and I,

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‘Everyone is moving out of California’ 70

Feb. 27, 2013 By John Seiler An old friend I’ve known 46 years called and said, “I was just hearing from a lot of people that everyone is moving out of California. Are you OK?” She lives on the East

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Prediction: CTA, CFT will kill Brown push to help English learners 2

Feb. 27, 2013 By Chris Reed On the Fox & Hounds website, veteran Sacramento watcher John Wildermuth has a sharp piece about how Gov. Jerry Brown’s push to give more money to school districts with students with higher numbers of

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Pelosi leads charge on minimum wage hike 12

Feb. 26, 2013 By Josephine Djuhana Raising the minimum wage helps the little guy — doesn’t it? President Obama’s State of the Union address earlier this month was more than a brightly optimistic speech on the current state of affairs

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Shock! Taxpayers funnel $83 billion to banks 1

Feb. 26, 2013 By John Seiler Wonder where your tax $$$$$ go? Well, $83 billion a year goes to the Big Banks. Bloomberg reports: “Banks have a powerful incentive to get big and unwieldy. The larger they are, the more

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