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Oposition swarms against splitting CA
Like hornets rising from a disturbed nest, opposition is swarming against venture capitalist Tim Draper's proposed initiative to split dysfunctional California into six states, a couple of which might turn out functional. The Chronicle reports: "Steven Maviglio, a Democratic consultant, and Joe Rod...
California leads way in emergence of thoughtcrime vigilantes
California continues its emergence as the base for those who wish to enforce thoughtcrime penalties and launch group-hate campaigns against people with unacceptable political and social views. There have been glimpses of this mindset for years among the academic left and the progressives who routine...
Middle class fading away…
The middle class in California and the rest of America keeps fading away under assaults from Republicans and Democrats, Presidents Bush and Obama, Govs. Schwarzenegger and Brown. The latest from AP: "Since 2008, the number of people who call themselves middle class has fallen by nearly a fifth, acc...
The reality of politics
He wasn't as eloquent as Machiavelli, but President Bill Clinton summed up the essence of politics more pithily: "I take care of my friends and I [expletive deleted] with my enemies." The rest is just rhetoric to fool the masses. But the masses are catching on. Reason.com reports: Americans don‚...
CA history shows droughts don’t last
  Gov. Jerry Brown, state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, and other legislators are pushing for groundwater regulation during the drought. Since October 4, 2013, the California Water Resources Control Board has been floating a discussion draft of a Groundwater Workplan Concept Paper. The d...
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