How California Prisons Got So Bad 0

MAY 30, 2011 In the Assembly last week, legislators praised ethnic studies departments and had long-winded debates before voting to ban the trading of shark fins in California. But while state government becomes ever-more meddlesome in ever-expanding areas of private

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Friends Remember Alan Bock 0

John Seiler: Our great friend Alan Bock is remembered today in The Orange County Register’s commentary section. Many friends wrote heartfelt short article about this good man’s kindness, wisdom and contributions to liberty. Two of the pieces are by my

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Memorial Day Weekend in So. Cal. 0

John Seiler: Forget politics for a couple of days. It’s a beautiful Memorial Day weekend in Southern California. Yesterday I took this picture of a 59 Cadillac. What a beauty. It was in front of a Bank of America in

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In Memoriam, Alan Bock 0

John Seiler: Our wonderful friend Jocelyne Leger produced a beautiful video on Alan Bock, who died two weeks ago. Alan was a great fighter for liberty and the colleague of Steven Greenhut, Jocelyn and me at The Orange County Register.

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Brown Budget Based on Phantom Jobs? 1

MAY 27, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Gov. Jerry Brown’s May 2011 Revised State Budget is based on a rosy assumption of an economic and jobs recovery over the next four years that will result in 7.3 percent more tax revenues

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Local Tax Hikes Would Split CA 0

John Seiler: The latest fiscal folly is Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg’s bill, SB 653, to allow local governments to increase taxes above state levels. They already can do so with county sales taxes with a vote of the people.

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CFT Explains Tax-Increase Strategy 1

MAY 26, 2011 By JOHN SEILER If you listen to people in the political game, they usually tell you what they’re going to do. But you sometimes have to check out their internal communications. One of my best sources is

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GOP Budget Sellout Coming? 0

John Seiler: The June 15 budget deadline is approaching fast. This year, legislators’ pay will be docked if they don’t make the deadline. So it looks like the Kabuki dance is starting in earnest in the Capitol to get four

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