California Now a 'Zombie State' 0

MAY 23, 2011 By JOHN SEILER In our 18 months online, we at CalWatchDog.com have detailed the massive burden of government that weighs down our state. We’ve also sometimes criticized Dan Walters for backing tax increases. He’s the dean of

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Remembering Alan Bock 0

John Seiler: Our great colleague Alan Bock died last week. Scott Horton conducted three interviews about him that now are online, with Steven Greenhut, Riverside bookstore owner and libertarian Gene Berkman, and myself. Alan was a principled and charitable person and a

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CA Dems Always Blame Wall Street 0

Steven Greenhut: What’s wrong with California? The answer is pretty obvious to any sane person. It’s a gorgeous state, great people, magnificent attractions, big cities, great weather, lovely beaches, etc. The state’s problem is its government, which is always nearly

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Jim Silva's Hilarious Hypocrisy 0

Steven Greenhut: Assemblyman Jim Silva must think that Californians have extremely short memories and no sense of irony. The Republican from Huntington Beach has been a long-time union ally, someone who twice retroactively increased pensions while serving as Orange County

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When I Went To Harvard … 0

Steven Greenhut: Did I tell you about when I went to Harvard* (on a class trip in seventh grade)? I’m just kidding. I never had such a class trip and I certainly never attended Harvard. But politicians love to inflate

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California's Bereaving Private Employers 0

MAY 19, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In the event of the death of a relative, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal wants employees to take four days leave from work to properly mourn – and she’s authored a bill giving employees 13 months

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Extremists Under the Bed! 0

John Seiler: The Extremists are Coming! In the comments section to my blog yesterday, “Recall Jerry Brown!” , are two related comments. Jeff Gallagher wrote: It’s clear that the Republicans have been unable to field a viable candidate [for governor]

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