Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice’

Early warning on big 2014 story: CA trial lawyers’ power play

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones talks with fire victims Thursday.

In an unusually tart warts-and-all Sac Bee profile of Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, reporter Chris Cadelago gives early notice on what will be a huge story in state politics next year: "A 2014 initiative advanced by Jones, a Sacramento Democrat, and Consumer Watchdog would give the insurance c...

‘Paycheck protection’: CA shouldn’t give up hope on checking unions yet

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
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After the failure of three ballot attempts in the past 15 years to require unions to give their members veto power over the use of their dues for political purposes, Californians hoping for a better balance of power in local and state government might be despairing. But for three reasons, I don't...

Kamala Harris let Filner escape without 'sex offender' designation

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Megan's Law

Anger over a criminal-justice system in which the affluent and well- connected seem much more able to avoid severe consequences for their lawbreaking is common across the ideological spectrum, but it is probably most intense among the "social justice" Dems who perceive life as rigged against the dow...

Socialists lecture San Diego unions on social justice

Friday, August 9th, 2013
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The disparity between San Diego unions' tolerance for depraved Mayor Bob Filner and the left's eagerness to detect a "war on women" in anything Republicans do --- even Mitt Romney's offhand reference to "binders full of women" --- is stark and kind of pathetic. It has never been more obvious that se...

The tip of the Obamacare iceberg

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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One of the biggest reasons for ushering in Obamacare, are the thousands of groups around the country which will be making money off of the government health system. Many in these groups are Washington D.C. insiders, and the politically well-connected, who had access ahead of passage of the Obamacare...

Vehicle-fee extension would funnel taxes of less affluent to the rich

Monday, July 8th, 2013

July 8, 2013 By Dave Roberts Assembly Democrats, many of whom see themselves as champions of the downtrodden, instead became reverse Robin Hoods recently, robbing from the poor and middle class to give to the rich. Nearly every Democrat along with two Republicans approved AB 8 on June 27, which ex...

Liberals should fret about poor’s fate, post-immigration ‘reform’

Friday, June 28th, 2013

June 28, 2013 By Chris Reed One of the most striking things about the debate over changing our immigration laws is the refusal to have a real discussion about what would happen to existing citizens with relatively few job skills if we allowed millions more unskilled people to become citizens. It's...

School budget changes: 3 reasons to hold the champagne

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

June 12, 2013 By Chris Reed The news that Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have mostly gotten his way on school funding changes is likely to be presented as a dramatic victory for the people who believe helping struggling English learners is the key challenge facing California education. But it's one ...

Social justice, the Central Valley and CA Dems

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

June 11, 2013 By Chris Reed The Associated Press points out a basic fact about California that our media rarely note: "California's San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural regions in the world, with Fresno County farmers receiving a record $6.8 billion in revenues last year. But the ...

As CA eyes big-box ban, Wal-Mart fan ascends at White House

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

May 29, 2013 By Chris Reed As hard left as it can seem, even the Obama administration isn't as doctrinaire as the leftists who dominate Sacramento. As I have written about several times for Cal Watchdog, state Democrats and even many of their allies in California's media refuse to acknowledge tha...