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Looks like Gov. Brown isn’t running for president

With Gov. Jerry Brown, you never really know. But it looks like he really isn’t running for president. Of course, in his three charges at the Oval Office — in 1976, 1980 and 1992 — he started late, surged to

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Kevin McCarthy talks Senate seat, power, trains

  While he was in town, I talked with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., about retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat, the Republican Congress sharing power with Democratic President Barack Obama, California’s high-speed rail project and more. A former state legislator,

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Why doesn’t GOP follow the Gipper, 104 today?

Today is Ronald Reagan’s 104th birthday. He died in 2004 at age 93. He has become a beloved figure for most Americans, even Democrats, much as President John F. Kennedy has for different reasons, including for Republicans. JFK is remembered

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Martin Anderson, RIP

One of the architects of American prosperity died last week, economist Martin Anderson. He was a key architect of Reaganomics in the early 1980s, which provided the foundation of prosperity in America, and worldwide, until the 2008 Great Recession. Anderson long was

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Are Democrats still relevant? 40

Ronald Reagan became a lame duck after his 1984 election landslide. His Republican Party, thanks to the incompetent leadership of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, even lost control of the U.S. Senate in 1986, leaving Democrats in charge of both houses of

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New Laffer book details Reagan prosperity recipe

If you have a great recipe, keep using it. Don’t be chicken. Just ask Col. Sanders. Why then don’t Republican candidates just follow Ronald Reagan’s successful economic recipe from the 1980s? Cut taxes; in his case, from the top income

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Newsom reluctant to debate Nehring

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is crusing to re-election victory on Gov. Jerry Brown’s coattails and the general strength of the California Democratic Party. Yet he is reluctant to debate his Republican opponent, former GOP state Chairman Ron Nehring. The Bee

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President Jerry Brown? 39

I think there’s a high chance Gov. Jerry Brown will run for president in 2016. He tried three times already, so you know he has “fire in the belly.” After November, he likely will be coming off an unprecedented election

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Laffer explains why people flee CA

Dr. Arthur Laffer helped design the Proposition 13 tax cuts in California in 1978, which undergird what little prosperity California still has; and President Reagan’s 1981-83 tax cuts, which provided 25 years of prosperity, with two minor recessions (because the

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Who’s to blame?

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning. He was blaming voters for installing President Obama in the Oval Office. But he missed a step. Shouldn’t we first be blaming himself and other Republicans for nominating such duds as the

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