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Schwarzenegger Is Now Irrelevant
More Abuses, Little Reform
Steven Greenhut: This is my column from today's San Francisco Examiner. Nearly every day, the public learns of new tales of pension-abusing public employees. Yet reform efforts are still miles away despite new state and federal proposals that attempt to rein in the problem. For instance, the Los A...
Back Scratching At Stem Cell Agency
DEC. 5, 2010 By KATY GRIMES If anyone needed proof that the state's $3-billion stem cell research agency is highly politicized, the Los Angeles Times reported this week that  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger re-nominated Silicon Valley real estate investor Robert Klein to continue as chairman of the Ca...
WikiLeaks Good For Free Society
DEC. 5, 2010 The response by pundits to the latest WikiLeaks classified-document dump has reminded me of a preacher who decries pornography, but who also insists on reading the dirty magazines page by page so that he can better understand the depth of the world's depravity. If WikiLeaks' actions we...
California’s Crippling Brain Drain
DEC. 5, 2010 By LAER PEARCE Three articles caught my eye Sunday morning, and what a tale they tell! The first article said that Donald Lamm, 57, has announced his retirement as city manager of Westminster, an Orange County city of 88,000, where he was taking down a $207,000 annual salary.  Lamm...