Maybe Time to Let Governments Fail 0

FEB. 27, 2012 By STEVEN GREENHUT I recently documented how the state’s pro-union attorney general, Kamala Harris, crafted an unfair and dishonest title and summary for a pair of pension reform ballot initiatives submitted to her office, effectively killing the

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Think ‘Big Labor’ For Arena Deal 0

Katy Grimes: What does a city do when the chips are down, the deficit is huge, services are cut and public approval is at a record low?  Why, of course, it’s time to build a sports arena. In Sacramento, despite

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Court to Decide Military Medal Fraud Case 5

FEB. 26, 2012 By CHRISS STREET Xavier Alvarez, after being elected in 2007 to the Three Valleys Municipal Water District in Pomona, California introduced himself at his first Board meeting as a wounded war veteran who had received the Congressional

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How About a Longer School Year? 31

Commentary FEB. 24, 2012 By JOHN SEILER One reason California schools perform so poorly is that the state’s educrats, instead of improving instruction, commonly look for gimmicks to cover up their own failures. In my 25 years of writing about

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Watch Me On San Diego TV 11 pm 0

John Seiler: Tonight — Feb. 24 — at 11 pm California time I’ll be on NBC News in San Diego, Channel 7. Their great new anchor, Christine Haas, interview me about food stamp abuse by Californians. But if you don’t

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Dems Order Private Sector Pensions 14

Katy Grimes: Democrats announced a new pension ponzi scheme on Thursday, under the auspices of wanting “millions of Californians to have guaranteed retirement benefits.” But the plan could be the final nail in the coffin of private industry in California. Former

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Portantino Making Waves, Not Friends 14

FEB. 24, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino isn’t making many friends these days in the Legislature. After a well-publicized battle with Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, over the Assembly’s secretive accounting practices, Portantino has introduced a measure

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Gleickgate Pollutes Enviro Movement 7

FEB. 24, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The environmental movement is suffering from a cluster of scandals. First there was Climategate. Then there was Climategate 2.0. Now, there’s Climategate 3.0 — also called “Gleickgate.” Climate activist Dr. Peter Gleick of the

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How Jerry Brown got one right 0

Steven Greenhut: Here is my new column from Bloomberg revisiting Jerry Brown’s redevelopment victory. Actually, it’s a rare victory for all Californians given the need to shut down these abusive and wasteful agencies. From the piece: Many cities also used

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Reading, Writing, and A Reuben 14

Katy Grimes: Reading, Writing and a Reuben sandwich is now part of the California public school curriculum, because dinner is served. Better than your own butler or personal chef, public school kids are getting three squares a day at school, but

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