Gridlock On Renewable Energy Highway 5

MAY 24, 2011 By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY California politicians want to draw 33 percent of the state’s energy needs from “renewable” sources such as wind and solar by 2020, fewer than 10 years away. That plan will be hard to

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Court Addresses CA Legislators' Failure 0

Commentary MAY 23, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT In the Assembly today, legislators praised ethnic studies departments and had long-winded debates before voting to ban the trading of shark fins in California. But while the state government becomes ever-more meddlesome in

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Court Decision Could Spur Prison Reform 3

MAY 23, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision mandating California state prison reductions must lead to long-needed reforms. The decision upheld a lower court ruling that from 38,000 to 46,000 must be released due to overcrowding that

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Bloviation Of The Day 0

Steven Greenhut: I love the self-important statements legislators issue as if the public is hanging on their every word. My favorite one of the day — granted, it’s still early — comes from the usually fatuous Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance,

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Grandstanding Spitzer At It Again 0

Steven Greenhut: Former Assemblyman Todd Spitzer, R-Orange, was a reliable shill for the prison guards and other law enforcement unions when he served in the Capitol, although he has recently been trying to downplay his all-things-union approach as he tries

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Arnold Is a Power-Loving Phony 0

MAY 23, 2011 Last weekend I watched one of my favorite movies, “Total Recall,” a 1990 sci-fi flick based on a Philip K. Dick novel and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Is Schwarzenegger’s character an intergalactic double agent who saves the mutants

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CA Could Have Worst Jobless Rate 0

John Seiler: California never has had the worst U.S. unemployment rate. During the Great Depression, we weren’t hit as hard as most other states. Hollywood and the aerospace industry took off. Food exports to other states and the world grew.

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New Assembly Bills Will Kill CA Jobs 0

MAY 23, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In less than three hours in the Assembly on Thursday, scores more anti-business bills were passed — always by a Democratic majority. The bills, if passed by the Senate and signed by Gov. Jerry

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Dunce Cap On Charter Schools 0

MAY 23, 2011 Most parents of school-aged children who are familiar with charter schools clamor to get their kids into one. In some cities, the waiting list for charters is impossibly long, as demand is far greater than the availability

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César Chávez Backed Secret Union Votes 0

Commentary MAY 23, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS In my misguided and misspent youth I was a liberal idealist who supported the United Farm Workers union in its struggle for better wages and working conditions for the poor folks doing the

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