‘Policing for profit’ on the rise 6

Aug. 13, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Few groups of “sinners” are singled out in biblical accounts more than “tax collectors,” who were not merely state agents collecting revenue that taxpayers rightfully owed to the government. They were the

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CA GOP calls for immediate healthcare reform 0

Aug. 11, 2012 Katy Grimes: BURBANK — The California Republican Party convention is taking place this weekend in Burbank, CA.  While there have been guffaws and snickers about the relevance of the Caalifornia Republicans, the party made significant gains in

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Inside the mind of a bureaucrat 0

Steven Greenhut: In my column for City Journal, I provide insight into how the likes of Treasurer Bill Lockyer think. Lockyer’s basic response to pension reformers: We should get over our pension envy and pay more in taxes. Said Lockyer

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CalPERS reveals its true colors 16

Steven Greenhut: When the California Public Employees’ Retirement System — the nation’s largest retirement system, albeit one plagued by scandal — was pushing for massive retroactive pension increases for California government employees in 1999, the system released a report that,

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Third World Kalifornia

Aug. 10, 2012 By John Seiler California continues to descend into Third World status, complete with corrupt, secretive government. The latest from Dan Walters: “Let’s not mince words about what the state Senate’s Democratic leader did Wednesday. It was self-serving

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Moonbeam power no help during heat wave energy ‘snapback’ 9

Aug. 10, 2012 by Wayne Lusvardi Green Power hasn’t been much help during the current heat wave. Especially bad have been the “snapback” hours from, about 7 to 8 pm daily, when demand exceeds the forecasted supply of power.  Green

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Chevron refinery fire sets off money grab 9

Aug, 10, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Well, that didn’t take long. No sooner did Chevron douse the fire this week at its Richmond oil refinery before a couple thousand folks, claiming some sort of personal injury or another, started looking for

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CARB audit request killed by Democrats 7

Aug. 10, 2012 By Katy Grimes The California Air Resources Board seems to be on everyone’s list of what not to do in state government. Charged with implementing AB 32, the California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, CARB is

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Do you think you are free? 0

Aug. 9, 2012 By John Seiler With inflation gearing up again, there’s one safe way to protect your money that’s existed for millennia: hold it in gold. A new bank lets you do so: “You can open accounts in dollars

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Of course Prop. 32 would slam unions 0

Aug. 9, 2012 By John Seiler Politics has balance. When one party gets too strong, other parties move to take it down. That’s as true of totalitarian countries, where the factions are unseen, as it is in democracies, where the

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