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Liberal Slate effectively admits Obamacare will have death panels

October 24th, 2013 By John Seiler.

There are two ways to allocate scarce goods: By price in a free market, and by government bureaucracy. That's why it is inevitable that Obamacare, despite the protests of its partisans, will have death panels. When the costs escalate to keep somebody alive, a bureaucratic committee will decide ...

FPPC to announce settlement in Arizona donor case

October 24th, 2013 By Katy Grimes.

The California Fair Political Practices Commission will announce today at noon they have  reached a settlement in the investigation into the mysterious $11-million donation from an Arizona nonprofit, during the 2012 California general election. FPPC Chairwoman Ann Ravel, a Democrat, is leaving ...

Letter calls for audit of state solar programs

October 23rd, 2013 By John Seiler.

The bankrupt Solyndra isn't the only one shocking taxpayers with its great waste. can i get my ex back Scientist Manfred von Borks, Sc.D. Just wrote a letter to State Auditor Elaine M. Howle, asking her to look into California's spending on solar power. He wrote a report. And here's...

Kamala Harris let Filner escape without 'sex offender' designation

October 23rd, 2013 By Chris Reed.

Anger over a criminal-justice system in which the affluent and well- connected seem much more able to avoid severe consequences for their lawbreaking is common across the ideological spectrum, but it is probably most intense among the "social justice" Dems who perceive life as rigged against the dow...

Tweaking the Sept. jobs report

October 23rd, 2013 By Katy Grimes.

I'm no mathematician, but I understand economics. It doesn't take a professional to see the "jobs, jobs, jobs" campaign rallying cries seem to be falling on deaf ears. Unemployment may have dropped a driblet, but it remains historically high. And hiring continues to look bad. While the ...

AB 32-type policies haunt, harm European economy

October 22nd, 2013 By Chris Reed.

California's headlong rush to force a broad switch to cleaner-but-costlier energy has long been depicted as something that's either neutral or beneficial for the state's economy, with little or no downside. AB 32 and other state laws mandating use of renewable energy are rarely looked...

Obama fixes Obamacare 'glitches'

October 22nd, 2013 By John Seiler.

President Obama has corrected what he calls the "glitches" in Obamacare. Click here for the solution. How To Get Your Ex Gf Back If She Hates You zp8497586rq...

McClintock attacked by Republican political operative

October 22nd, 2013 By Katy Grimes.

The two-week federal government shutdown was an interesting public relations move by the White House. The media, predictably, blamed Republicans and the Tea Party. But it also was curious that veteran GOP operative, political analyst and former legislative aid Tony Quinn penned a scathing story ...

Smaller paper tears into bullet train; LAT maintains editorial silence

October 21st, 2013 By Chris Reed.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise last week published a crisp, definitive take on the bullet-train project's recent legal setbacks. Which indirectly raises the question: When will California's largest and most influential paper weigh in on this big issue? Here's part of the P-E editor...

More sign up for one-way Mars trip than for Obamacare

October 21st, 2013 By John Seiler.

Maybe because going to another planet might be the only way to avoid Obamacare. But get this from The Mail online: "A startup venture recruiting people for a one-way, 43 million mile trip to live on Mars has generated more signatures than all the Obamacare health insurance plans combined. "Just ...

Obamacare: Your insurance plan is cancelled

October 21st, 2013 By Katy Grimes.

If you have a job and are a member of the middle class, that pain you are feeling is the burden of carrying the entire Obamacare system on your back. Obamacare has been live since only Oct. 1, and already working people are receiving notices of cancellation of their private health insurance plans...

U.S. ranks third-last in 'numeracy'

October 20th, 2013 By John Seiler.

America's low-scoring public schools are making it difficult for us to compete in future decades. The latest: "The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on Friday released the initial results of an international survey of adult skills in literacy a...

State media, Jerry Brown ignore CA’s worst-in-nation poverty rate

October 20th, 2013 By Chris Reed.

If you were a resident in the state with the nation's highest poverty rate, wouldn't you think you'd be aware of that fact? That a higher percentage of your family, friends, neighbors and others in your community struggled to make ends meet than the same folks in any of the other 49 states? buying ...

China surging

October 19th, 2013 By John Seiler.

China's growth dropped from 12 percent in 2010 to "only" 7.5 percent during the second quarter of 2012. Now China is surging again, with growth of 7.8 percent in the quarter -- and rising. The Wall Street Journal reported, "On a quarter-to-quarter basis, growth rose by 2.2%, suggesting an a...

President Arnold?

October 18th, 2013 By John Seiler.

Three years ago I reviewed Ian Halpern's biography of then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, "The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger." Back than it was by far the best biography of him, and remains so. best computer repair sof...

Oreo cookies and sustainability: the new drugs of choice

October 18th, 2013 By Katy Grimes.

America’s favorite cookie is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. According to a new Connecticut College student-faculty study, Oreos are just as addictive as drugs in lab rats. Apparently the lab rats in the study devoured the cookie sandwiches. But is there anyone in America who really believes ...

High state income taxes once again haunt a California NBA team

October 18th, 2013 By Chris Reed.

In July, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers took a kick to stomach when free agent Dwight Howard, arguably the league's best center, signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Houston Rockets for $30 million less guaranteed money than he was offered in a five-year deal to stay with the Laker...

L.A. Times bans letters doubting climate change

October 17th, 2013 By John Seiler.

Back when I was starting out in the editorial writing business in 1986 with the Washington Times, I also helped out on the letters page. I learned proper newspaper policy from William P. Cheshire, the editorial page editor. The policy was to allow a wide range of responsible opinions on the issues, ...

When Obamacare fails, what's next?

October 17th, 2013 By Katy Grimes.

In March 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act by a narrow margin, and without a single Republican vote. But even with three years to set up the health exchanges and support system, HealthCare.gov has been unavailable to those trying to sign up for government health care since it went l...

Second-largest CA school district pays teachers for not teaching

October 17th, 2013 By Chris Reed.

Even as Gov. Jerry Brown continues to pursue his back-to-the-past education policies --- de-emphasizing testing and metrics, and pushing local control --- we're seeing fresh reminders that the state of California and the federal government really don't have the control over local school di...

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