Filner themes — obnoxiousness, shadiness — merge 9

June 30, 2013 By Chris Reed Cal Watchdog readers have been updated regularly on the goofiness and ugliness that’s unfolded in San Diego since veteran Democratic congressman Bob Filner took over as mayor in December. The two main themes of

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Another Obamacare exemption revealed 6

June 29, 2013 By Katy Grimes In February, the Treasury Department’s summary was released announcing who won’t have to pay a fine if they refuse to buy federal Obamacare insurance. This week they added some exemptions.  We are up to 9 now. “The Obama

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Will Assembly education chair heed own words on bond abuses? 3

June 29, 2013 By Chris Reed A bill that would prevent expedient, irresponsible school districts from issuing insane “capital appreciation bonds” that can’t be paid off early and that cost, over the long term, 10 to 20 times as much

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Assembly shelves Walmart health care mandate — for now 13

June 28, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — For now, Walmart can keep its slogan, “Low prices. Every day. On everything.” A bill aimed at forcing large non-union businesses to cover the health care costs of all employees, regardless of

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Property rights win only minor victory in court case 17

June 28, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi As the July 4 holiday approaches, America celebrates independence from the tyrannical taxation and subjugation of Great Britain in the 1770s.  But property owners in California have no more property rights even after a new

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Video: Gov. Brown’s funny money and why California still could go bust

June 28, 2013 By Brian Calle Alexis Garcia interviews me about the California budget, Gov. Jerry Brown’s funny money and why the state still could go broke.

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Video: Common core, coming to a classroom near you…

June 28, 2013 By Brian Calle Alexis Garcia interviews me about the centralizing federal Common Core curriculum.

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Liberals should fret about poor’s fate, post-immigration ‘reform’ 6

June 28, 2013 By Chris Reed One of the most striking things about the debate over changing our immigration laws is the refusal to have a real discussion about what would happen to existing citizens with relatively few job skills

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Immigration reform creating jobs … for lawyers 5

June 27, 2013 By John Seiler As I’ve mentioned, I’m for some kind of immigration reform — just not the 844-page monstrosity, S. 744, the Senate just passed, 68-32. Nobody knows what’s in it, not even its authors. To read its

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Governor as dictator

June 27, 2013 By John Seiler “Hail Caesar!” Gov. Jerry Brown likes classical references. So that’s one we should salute him with every time we see him. As I wrote yesterday about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Proposition 8,

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