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Can liberty in America be saved in 2014?

What will Liberty look like in 2014? And no, it’s not a car. Liberty is something we often hear about, but isn’t exactly a topic of discussion at dinner parties. If we don’t really know what liberty is, how will

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Sacramento arena lawsuit dribbles forward

There was no fast break at a recent court date concerning a suit by Sacramento activists opposed to tax subsidies for a new arena. The activists are Issac Gonzalez, James Cathcart and Julian Camacho. CalWatchdog.com attended the Dec. 19 hearing before

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Firearm association accuses Fish and Game commissioner of conflict of interest

One of the most controversial bills passed this year by the California Legislature was Assembly Bill 711, by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-South Gate. Beginning in 2019, it bans lead bullets for hunting, which proponents claim is to save the California

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EDD employees nap, watch TV, surf net, while claims stack up

My three-part series about the Employment Development Department computer system upgrade has some in the agency wanting to unload. Apparently EDD officials’ explanation of the newly updated $100 million computer system “glitches,” and claims of understaffing, aren’t the whole story,

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Condors thriving before new CA lead ammo ban

The California Condor is flying back. This majestic giant, with a wingspan stretching nearly 10 feet, had been nearing extinction as recently as two decades ago. But the recent report from the U.S. Department of the Interior found that the

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‘Since voters are so stupid, let govt. make all decisions’

The pabulum voters are being fed has escalated to new heights… or lows as the case may be. In a letter to the Sac Bee editor today, a reader claimed Alexis de Tocqueville would have supported Sacramento City Council’s decision to forge

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Merry Covered CA Christmas: No payment, no health coverage

If you are signing up for Obamacare, I hope you’ve already put your check in the mail. If you haven’t paid by Dec. 23, don’t count on having Obamacare insurance in January. As with all insurance coverage, the plan must

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Update: Critics charge SF/Oakland Bay Bridge still unsafe

New questions have arisen about the subject of several stories I wrote last spring about the construction debacles on the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge repairs. In May, I covered a report of the concerns of engineer Yun Chung. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake struck with 6.9 magnitude

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Obamacare docs ‘just say no’ 7

“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period.” Repeated for more than three years by President Barack Obama,  this is a phrase nearly everyone

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Ugly dust up over GOP Assembly health care site

The California State Assembly website, Covering Health Care: A California Resource Guide, has become something of a media kerfuffle. But many of the messages coming from the media and social media, are false and misleading. “Helping You Navigate Federal Health Care

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