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Shocking media development: An honest take on AB 32’s costs 9

Nov. 14, 2012 By Chris Reed Here’s how terrible California media coverage of AB 32 has been: Lots of people reading Dan Walters’ column today about the economic toll that it will take are probably surprised. Remember back in 2010?

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Four years later, media still spreading the AB 32 Kool-Aid 0

Nov. 12 By Chris Reed In the Bush 43 era, some pundits on the left took to decrying the media practice of treating quotes from the White House with the same respect as quotes from its critics. They said this

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Registration edge no longer guarantees GOP victory 7

Nov. 11, 2012 By Chris Reed Republican strategists for years have looked contentedly on the fast-growing Inland Empire as a future source of GOP strength, seeing all the suburban bedroom communities in San Bernardino and Riverside counties as a bulwark

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National microtargeting drove youth vote, not Prop. 30 11

Nov. 10, 2012 By Chris Reed I have interviewed Tony Quinn for my old radio shows several times and acknowledge he knows way more about California politics than I do. But he is flatly, simply wrong when he writes the

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In San Diego, is libertarian dream alive, stalled — or dead? 36

Nov. 8, 2012 By Chris Reed San Diegans had an extremely unusual choice for mayor Tuesday, picking between a gay libertarian who’d already turned the city into a hotbed of government experimentation and a 20-year congressman who is a ’60s-ethos

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2012’s October surprise: Media’s decision to ignore Benghazi lies 3

Nov. 6, 2012 By Chris Reed As a libertarian who still seethes over Newt Gingrich’s and George W. Bush’s betrayal of small-government conservatism, I have tons of issues with the modern Republican Party. But I have to say the GOP

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CARB scandal also shames California media 12

  Nov. 5, 2012 By Chris Reed It was four years ago yesterday that the California Air Resources Board sent out a letter that marked the beginning of an amazingly juicy and revealing scandal that the Los Angeles Times and San

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About time: Bipartisan anger over political use of public funds 2

Nov. 3, 2012 By Chris Reed Everywhere one looks in California, school districts are openly using government resources to lobby for Prop. 30, and supporters of the tax-hike measure don’t care if it is against the law. Situational ethics on

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Field’s upbeat Prop. 30 poll at odds with insiders’ assumptions 11

Nov. 1, 2012 By Chris Reed Has the fog that’s settled over national polling because of the gap between Nate Silver’s 538 blog and the Gallup/Rasmussen numbers arrived in California? Maybe. On Proposition 30, we’re seeing plenty of “precriminations,” as

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N.Y. Times continues tradition of inept California coverage 6

Oct. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed The New York Times’ history of poor coverage of California is extreme. It always blames Prop. 13 for the state’s problems. It offers 8,000-word analyses of California’s government dysfunction that never mention the power

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