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Asian-Americans halt CA affirmative action revival
As many Californians are well aware, more than half of students at UCLA and UC Berkeley are Asian or Asian-American. Yet, in California, proportions like these haven’t made for a political football — until now. After almost 18 years of a ban on using affirmative action in college admissions a...
Mortgage lawsuit against Gov. Brown reopens old wounds
It’s a hallmark of modern-day government: Allocate money for one purpose, spend it for another. Congress isn’t the only culprit. While the federal government has long stood accused of “raiding the Social Security trust fund,” courts across America have given the stamp of legitimacy to state ...
CA taxes 150% higher than Washington state’s — to what benefit?
A new survey of state and local taxes finds California and New York take the biggest bite out of their residents' pocketbooks. The average Californian forks over $9,509 a year; the average New Yorker, $9,718. Alas, the mainstream media coverage of the report features the usual superficiality. The...
Krauthammer pulls plug on Obamacare at PRI Thatcher dinner
Columnist and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer pulled the plug on Obamacare in his keynote speech March 7 for the Pacific Research Institute's Second Annual Baroness Thatcher Dinner. It was given before 450 local and state community and business leaders at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, ...
Rick Perry returns to woo CA businesses
  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning next week to the Golden State. Maybe this time, California Gov. Jerry Brown will take him seriously. Perry made a four-day recruiting trip to California in February of last year, visiting San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. He met up with CEOs a...
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