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Chicken protests show progress in culture wars

August 7, 2012 By admin. Aug. 7, 2012 By John Hrabe Whenever you’ve got trouble, and I mean trouble with a capital T, authoritarians’ first impulse is to ban it. And it doesn’t matter if that trouble is rap music, violent video games, or a pool hall in River City. The Chick-fil-A protests and counter-protests are nothing new, just the latest chapter in America’s ongoing culture wars. Don’t like gay ...

Ignorance abounds in gun control stories

August 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes. August 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes Within minutes of the most recent Colorado and Wisconsin massacres, breathless reporters and opportunistic lawmakers began calling for more gun control laws.  In their haste for politically correct stories, and with visions of legacy legislation dancing in their heads, they neglected to ask the right questions -- questions about the nut jobs who committed...

Trial lawyers want more money

August 6, 2012 By admin. August 6, 2012 By Katy Grimes Trial lawyers are not content to win medical damages cases and get paid a chunk of the damages awarded to the plaintiff. They are going after a bigger piece of the insurance pie. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and California trial lawyers are pushing a bill at breakneck speed through the Legislature to up the anty on medical dam...

Mayor takes on Anaheim violence

August 6, 2012 By Steven Greenhut. Aug. 6, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- After Tom Tait was sworn in as mayor of Anaheim in November 2010, he issued a statement announcing the city's commitment to "kindness and freedom." One reader -- knowing this to be the type of governmental hubris that's almost too easy to lampoon -- urged me to reach for the poison pen. I declined. Although the statement struck me as naïve...
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