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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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Prop. 30: If it fails, then it holds teacher pay hostage, not kids 15

Oct. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed Proposition 30’s fading poll prospects have led to redoubled efforts by Gov. Jerry Brown and his media allies to warn us how we will betray our schoolchildren if we don’t raise sales taxes and

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Congressional race in San Diego takes macabre turn 7

Oct. 29, 2012 By Chris Reed In the 52nd congressional district, San Diego’s small-government conservatives don’t have all too much to cheer for. Incumbent Brian Bilbray was part of the 1994 “Contract for America” class of House Republicans who betrayed

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L.A. Times education reporter: Oblivious or in the tank? 2

Oct. 25 By Chris Reed The Los Angeles Times is the biggest newspaper in the state by far, presumably staffed with veteran reporters with a BS detector. As it turns out, the reporter on one of their most important beats

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Prop. 30 lovers inexplicably think they have moral high ground 7

Oct. 25. 2012 By Chris Reed So Proposition 30 is built on a threat — raise sales taxes on everyone and income taxes on the rich or we’ll punish school kids. Its primary purpose is to preserve a school status

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Romney coattails? In California? Maybe 5

Oct. 23, 2012 By Chris Reed After Barack Obama’s 61% to 37% wipeout of John McCain in California in 2008, we were spared the quadrennial tradition of some senior Republican peddling the idea that the GOP had a chance at

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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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