Posts Tagged ‘Michael Hiltzik’

So how great is Obamacare/Covered CA doing?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Michael Hiltzik writes that Obamacare is doing fantastic: "Against all odds and expectations, enrollments in health plans qualified under the Affordable Care Act are surging Monday toward -- and maybe beyond -- the 7-million figure projected by the Congressional Budget Office before Oct. 1, when ...

Fracking: California should learn from Britain’s change of course

Friday, November 1st, 2013

When it comes to green propaganda about hydraulic fracturing, it's been a dead heat between New York state and Western Europe as to where the alarmists had the most clout. Mostly because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's dithering and pandering,  nothing seems to be changing in the Empire State, where a fr...

L.A. Times: 30-year borrowing to buy short-lived iPads? Ho hum.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

June 19, 2013 By Chris Reed All over California, school districts are doing illogical, unethical, unseemly things with their finances. Unconstitutional attempts to make parents pay for basic educational materials. Siphoning funds from federal school lunch programs for the operating budget. Most a...

Congrats to LAT on success of fracking disinformation campaign

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

June 9, 2013 By Chris Reed The new Los Angeles Times poll showing sharp skepticism among Californians about hydraulic fracturing --- the newly improved oil-gas drilling process that has triggered a brown energy revolution --- should trigger fierce pride among Times reporters Neela Banerjee, Evan ...

Michael Hiltzik ❤ Big Brother IRS

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Michael Hiltzik ❤ Big Brother IRS

May 30, 2013 By John Seiler I often have criticized Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik for almost always favoring more government -- more taxes, more spending, more controls. But I have to commend him for his recent column, "Showing the IRS some love after witch hunt." That's the actual ...

Hiltzik mangles gun statistics

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Hiltzik mangles gun statistics

Feb. 18, 2013 By John Seiler In the Los Angeles Times' continued attack on our gun rights, Michael Hiltzik writes: "Consider the most important statistic related to California's gun laws. In 1981, before the most stringent rules were adopted, California's rate of 16.5 firearms-related deaths per 1...

Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting

Aug. 27, 2012 By John Seiler With a name like Lance-Arm-Strong, Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting the anti-doping charges against him. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just supposedly "stripped" him of his seven titles, although it's not clear if they have the authority to do so, and he might s...

Hiltzik ignores massive debt

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Aug. 15, 2012 By John Seiler Los Angeles Times business writer Michael Hiltzik is an excellent reporter. But when he gets to policy, his leftist perspective comes to the fore. That can be seen in today's article on Paul Ryan's budget proposal. Ryan was just picked by Mitt Romney as the Republicans...

Cal ISO focuses on Enron 2, not Cap & Trade manipulation

Friday, July 20th, 2012

July 20, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A rerun is playing on TV of the inaccurate 2005 "documentary" movie, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” about Enron manipulating the California Electricity Crisis of 2001. It features Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and former Gov. Gray Davis, D-Calif. Back ...

L.A. Times Attempting Suicide

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Commentary MARCH 5, 2012 By JOHN SEILER Today the Los Angeles Times is charging for visiting its site online. This is a suicide attempt that will severely damage the paper. Its parent company, Tribune Co., long has been in bankruptcy, running up $233 million in legal fees. According to the Times...