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Brown sends signal for teachers to openly proselytize for Prop. 30 27

Oct. 22, 2012 By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown’s weekend call for teachers to go all out for Prop. 30 and his agenda in the remaining two weeks before the election needs to be seen in the context of all

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Bullet-train propaganda: China-style vs. California-style 7

Oct. 22, 2012 By Chris Reed Last week’s New Yorker features a well-reported but conflicted article that tries to depict China’s all-out push to become the world leader in bullet trains as a vast fiasco of corruption, incompetence and hubris

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New York Times’ ignorance on California: How it’s revealing about state Dems, media 11

Oct. 15, 2012 By Chris Reed On Sunday, The New York Times printed a long article about the California government’s move to implement AB 32, the landmark 2006 state law forcing a shift to cleaner but costlier types of energy.

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Supreme Court’s affirmative-action debate puts focus on UC’s shabby history 33

Oct. 11, 2012 By Chris Reed The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Fisher v. the University of Texas, the latest big affirmative-action case to reach SCOTUS. Conservative justices used their questions to establish how intentionally slippery and vague UT

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Puke politics: Prop. 30 forces pretend to moral high ground 0

Oct. 9 By Chris Reed Call it “The Tales of Two Tax Hikes.” So the pro-Proposition 30 campaign starts running dishonest ads that make it sound like there are strong protections guaranteeing its additional revenue for education won’t be hijacked

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Chris Reed and Mark Cabaniss on Gadfly Radio 0

Oct. 2, 2012 By John Seiler Martha Montelongo’s great Gadfly Radio today featured two special gusts. Chris Reed, our special contributor, spoke on his recent article, “The nut graph you never see in a state government story.” And Mark Cabaniss

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What school bonds pay for: From San Diego to Burlingame, the crime is what’s legal 7

Sept. 24, 2012 By Chris Reed Dan Walters had a good column over the weekend about the staggering political expedience we’re seeing throughout California. But after spending many hours researching a $2.8 billion school bond being pushed by the San

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Revenge of the nurses: The back story of PERB’s radicalization 24

Sept. 19, 2012 By Chris Reed In 1999, California Democrats celebrated Gray Davis’ election as governor the previous fall by sending him a slew of legislation they knew that his Republican predecessor, Pete Wilson, would never have approved. Most notoriously,

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Educrats: Collective bargaining rights trump existing state law 8

Aug. 21, 2012 By Chris Reed The key to understanding Golden State politics is knowing that the most powerful forces in Sacramento by a wide margin are the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers. Using union dues

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The Battle of San Diego: Unions Go All Out for Status Quo — With Unlikely Ally 0

June 4, 2012 By Chris Reed SAN DIEGO — On Tuesday, ground zero in the unions’ war on California taxpayers will be here, fought on three fronts. In the mayor’s race, there’s a fascinating four-way campaign pitting county District Attorney

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