Enquirer: Arnold Guards Covered Up 0

John Seiler: Arnold’s past finally is catching up with him. The latest comes from the National Enquirer. Sure, the tabloid doesn’t exactly have the most sterling reputation. On the other hand, they’re the ones who got the goods on John

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Jailbreak: Ruling Could Spark Crime Wave 3

This article first appeared in the new City Journal California Web site. MAY 25, 2011 By HEATHER MacDONALD If the real-world consequences for individuals and communities were not so potentially dire, the mass release of inmates from California prisons just

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Jerry Brown: Prisoner Of Guards Union

This article first appeared in the new City Journal California Web site. MAY 25, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT When California governor Jerry Brown announced details last month of a two-year contract that he’d negotiated with California’s prison guards’ union, you

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Unions Root Cause Of Prison Problem 9

Editor’s Note: We would like to welcome Joseph Perkins as a new CalWatchdog columnist. Perkins is the Business Editor for San Diego Magazine. He previously authored a nationally-syndicated column for the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Before that, he served on the

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Brown Vs. Norquist on Taxes 0

John Seiler: It’s amusing to see Gov. Jerry attacking national anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. Jerry is frustrated that almost all GOP legislators have taken the anti-tax pledge of Norquist’s Americans for Tax reform. Norquist Tuesday flew out from Washington, D.C.

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Does Prison Decision Violate States' Rights? 1

MAY 25, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, effectively putting the federal courts in charge of California prisons, directly involved the question of states’ rights. The decision, Brown vs. Plata, mandated that from 38,000 to 46,000

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