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Brown, Munger end GOP monopoly on circular firing squads

October 13th, 2012 By admin. Oct. 13, 2012 By John Hrabe For the past two decades, California Republicans have perfected one thing, the circular firing squad. No political party, organization or institution has been better at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The Republican monopoly on this self-destructive habit is about to end, thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown and civil rights attorney Molly Munger and their ...

Tax hike won’t solve Cal State’s budget problems

October 8th, 2012 By admin. Oct. 8, 2012 By John Hrabe Congratulations or condolences? It’s hard to say which is more appropriate for Timothy P. White, the newly appointed Chancellor of the California State University system. White takes over the top job at the country’s largest and perhaps most beleaguered public university system. Over recent years, Cal State has been fraught with controversies involving i...

Libertarian ideology blinds Republicans on Prop. 31

October 1st, 2012 By admin. Oct. 1, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi When I recently spoke before an Orange County crowd of Republicans at a ballot forum as the “No on Proposition 31” speaker, I was not surprised to find opposition.  One person offered the observation that it was all those “country club Republicans” that stood to benefit from the corporate welfare of Prop. 31 who were in favor of it.  To the cont...

Despite killing jobs, cap-and-trade on track

September 24th, 2012 By admin. Sept. 24, 2012 By Dave Roberts Leakage. It sounds like something dribbling from a broken beer stein. It’s also become a buzzword in the implementation of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as AB 32. The California Air Resources Board defines leakage in bureaucratese as “a reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases within the state that is offset by an...
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