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Addicted to scare tactics 8

June 3, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — “As many as 100,000 crack babies are born every year,” reported the Los Angeles Times in an overheated 1990 article echoing the results of a Department of Health and Human Services study.

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How to fix California 13

June 2, 2013 By John Seiler Our friend Steven Greenhut has co-written, with William Osborne of the U-T San Diego, a prescription for fixing California. A couple of paragraphs: “California, the ninth-largest economy in the world, is a profoundly troubled state.

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No, CA not thriving: Double-whammy from U-T San Diego 16

June 2, 2013 By Chris Reed The newly in-vogue theory in the national media and in the particularly stupid wings of the California media is that the Golden State’s recent revenue surge suggests Sacramento has gotten on the right track

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IRS: the heart of big government 15

May 27, 2013 By Steven Greenhut It’s hard to believe, but the current tax scandal will eventually fade away just as all Washington, D.C. scandals run their course. It’s easier to believe that the IRS will remain a loathsome and

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Freedom safer than regulations 12

May 13, 103 By Steven Greenhut California and Texas officials have been having an ongoing tit-for-tat over which of the nation’s two mega-states is the better place to live and do business — something that has become a proxy issue

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Fletcher skeptics vindicated a thousand-fold 2

May 7, 2013 By Chris Reed For years, Cal Watchdog founder and now regular CWD contributor Steven Greenhut has depicted media favorite Nathan Fletcher, a one-time Republican assemblyman from San Diego, as a phony and a turncoat waiting to happen. Boy,

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Homeless bill hurts more than helps 3

May 6, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The Homeless Bill of Rights, the name applied to a bill that recently soared through the California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote, is the latest in a long line of

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Senate pushing nutty new school-finance scheme 4

April 29, 2013 By John Seiler The state supposedly “balanced” its budget only with the Prop. 30 tax increase. Three California cities declared bankruptcy last year. Businesses keep streaming out to greener pastures. So what does the California Legislature do?

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Green cars burn taxpayer green 0

April 29, 2013 By Steven Greenhut We’re used to political races revolving around pointless slogans, but sometimes an important race focuses the public’s attention on a meaningful and relevant issue. For instance, the Virginia governorship may hinge on voters’ increasing

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Perks pose risk to all of us 22

April 22, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The horrific Boston bombings have led to irrational calls for more security cameras and more police officers, with some Democrats absurdly using this tragedy to argue for halting the slight sequester-mandated cuts

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