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Arnold Is a Power-Loving Phony 0

MAY 23, 2011 Last weekend I watched one of my favorite movies, “Total Recall,” a 1990 sci-fi flick based on a Philip K. Dick novel and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Is Schwarzenegger’s character an intergalactic double agent who saves the mutants

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Remembering Alan Bock 0

John Seiler: Our great colleague Alan Bock died last week. Scott Horton conducted three interviews about him that now are online, with Steven Greenhut, Riverside bookstore owner and libertarian Gene Berkman, and myself. Alan was a principled and charitable person and a

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Unions Say: 'Shut Up and Pay Us' 0

MAY 16, 2011 Yet another report confirms the enormous liabilities that California taxpayers must endure to pay for pensions for public employees. The study, released May 5 at a Pension Boot Camp for elected officials held near Sacramento by the

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Public Servants Lack Accountability 0

May 2, 2011 Union arguments in favor of their members’ lush pensions are falling by the wayside as the public examines the facts. For instance, union officials argue that the average public-sector pension benefit in California is “only” $30,000 a

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Greenhut-Berardino Debate on Pensions

APRIL 27, 2011 By JOHN SEILER It was the Great Pension Debate. Yesterday Steven Greenhut, editor-in-chief of CalWatchDog.com, debated Nick Berardino, general manager of the Orange County Employees Association, a government union. It was held at the Pacific Club in

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Statists Fear 'Atlas Shrugged' Flick 0

APRIL 25, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Editor’s note: The movie “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” opened in California on April 15 and is currently playing at a number of theaters throughout the state. Check your local movie listings for times of

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How to Dilute Politicians' Power 0

APRIL 18, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT When I lived in Iowa, I was an average citizen, and, one day, I had a question for the governor’s office for an article I was writing for a small newsletter. I called the

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Dispense With the GOP Convention 0

John Seiler: Here’s one way Republicans really can help California: Cancel their convention this weekend. Save the money and invest it in local businesses. Or just go to local bars in their home districts and get drunk. The entire California

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I Go on a Road Trip to Sacramento 0

MARCH 8, 2011 BY JOHN SEILER Last week I started work on CalWatchDog.com as the new managing editor, a promotion from reporter and analyst. I’ll still be doing a lot of reporting and analyzing, as well as new editing and

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Ex-Weekly Reporter Lands Sacramento Investigative Gig 0

By R. Scott Moxley January 6, 2010 Ex-OC Weekly investigative reporter Anthony Pignataro has joined the staff of the new Sacramento-based CalWatchdog.com which launched its website yesterday. Controlled by ex-Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut on behalf of a

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