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San Diego's pension reform model finally inspires copy-cats

In early 2012, when then-San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio was pushing an innovative, unusual, unprecedented pension reform initiative in California's second-largest city, I wrote about it for City Journal. I thought it was a harbinger of what the future would

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Will Kamala Harris monkey-wrench CA pension reform — again?

I’ve been following California politics obsessively since 1990, and I simply have never seen an editorial like the Los Angeles Times’ piece Friday exhorting Attorney General Kamala Harris to do an ethical and honest job in preparing a ballot statement for

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Skelton ignores Gov. Earl Warren's crimes against loyal Japanese-Americans

Columnist George Skelton, who now and then enjoys an intimate interview with Gov. Jerry Brown, proclaims: “Jerry Brown is now the longest-serving governor in California history. That doesn't put him up there with the greats. But it's starting to look

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Avoiding Filners 0

Not just women should avoid future Bob Filners, but everybody. Filner just resigned as mayor of San Diego, America’s Finest City, after multiple accusations of assaulting women arose. Our friend Steven Greenhut writes: “That process of lying and rationalization was

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‘Transit workers vs. just plain workers’ 2

A renewed BART strike could bring chaos to the Bay Area on Monday. But as CalWatchdog founder Steven Greenhut points out in his U-T San Diego column, the BART labor strife isn’t prompting the public reaction that transit unions may

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Investigating the CA Delta

Before attending an event for the Pacific Research Institute, CalWatchdog.com’s parent think tank, earlier this month I drove around two areas of California I had not been to: the Delta and Silicon Valley. California is such a vast state that

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Greenhut on chickens and inmates

Steven Greenhut, the founder of CalWatchDog.com, has begun his new column with the UT San Diego. It will be appearing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Bookmark the location: http://www.utsandiego.com/staff/steven-greenhut/ He’ll be writing from Sacramento on state policy. His first column is on

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‘Big Sis’ bad choice for UC 6

Editor’s note: This is Steven Greenhut’s final column for CalWatchDog.com, which he started in 2009. He is the new Sacramento columnist for the U-T San Diego. We wish him well in his new job. Feel free to contact him at: stevengreenhut@gmail.com.

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Journalism is an act, not a profession 8

July 15, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Watching some recent debates about who is a “real journalist” and who isn’t has been a source of amusement for me given that being a real journalist has not always been that

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A holiday that celebrates a nation founded on the right ideals 12

July 8, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Some fundamentalist Christians take the “Greatest Story Ever Told” and make it so unpalatable that it sends seekers running in the other direction. Likewise, some of my fellow liberty lovers take the greatest political

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