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Al Gore: Global warm doubters ‘immoral, unethical and skeptical’
Whenever you read about Al Gore, keep in mind that he frolics in a compound in Montecito valued in 2010 at $8.875 million. Now it's probably worth at least $12 million. Reported the Huffington Post at the time: "Records show that the approximately 6,500 sq. foot home boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms,...
Rizzo heads to slammer
Robert Rizzo is going to jail. Facing over 100 counts of corruption and associated wrongdoing, he will spend 12 years in state prison. The ex-city manager will also serve 33 months of a federal sentence for income tax evasion. The case against Rizzo was astonishing in scope. As the mastermind ...
LAT: All hail ‘economic stability,’ surpluses achieved by Gov. Brown
The ability of Gov. Jerry Brown to convince the state press corps that he has righted California's listing ship continues to amaze. The Golden State has by far the highest poverty rate in the nation. One in six adults can't find full-time work -- the second worst rate in the U.S. At a time when inco...
Appeals court backs bloggers’ First Amendment rights
The First Amendment protects, among other things, "the freedom of speech, or of the press." Yet modern governments, less solicitous of our liberties than the Founding Fathers, keep trying to curtail those  rights. The latest gimmick is to insist that only the Main Stream Media are protected by the ...
Video: More choices means a better education
CalWatchdog.com's Brian Calle talks to Superintendent Liz Fagen about how a robust program to offer parents and students choices about their education has helped transform Colorado's Douglas County School District for the better. http://youtu.be/eiGjq5NpNOY
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