Social Security buys 174,000 hollow-point bullets 10

Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler This is from Major General Jerry Curry, a retired U.S. Army officer: “The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41

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Unions unloading on Prop. 32 6

Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler The latest report shows California’s ultra-powerful government-worker unions surpassing $60 million in donations to stop Proposition 32, which would curb their clout. They obviously have shifted their focus from Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s $8.5

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Prop. 34 latest attempt to abolish Calif. death penalty 19

Oct. 25, 2012 By Dave Roberts On May 1, 1992, Eric Houston, 20, strode into Lindhurst High School in Yuba County with a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle. He shot and killed a teacher and three students, wounded 10 others

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Prop. 30 lovers inexplicably think they have moral high ground 7

Oct. 25. 2012 By Chris Reed So Proposition 30 is built on a threat — raise sales taxes on everyone and income taxes on the rich or we’ll punish school kids. Its primary purpose is to preserve a school status

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Do tax hikes drive out millionaires?

Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler Just in time for an election about raising millionaires’ taxes comes a study saying they won’t leave. Instead, when their taxes are raised, they’ll stay and shout, “Thank you, sir! May I have another!”

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Go Tigers! 2

Oct. 24, 2012 Sorry, California, but I’m rooting for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. They’re my home team. I still can recite the opening lineup of the 1968 World Series Champion Tigers, the greatest team ever. Nothing against

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Abuse of the disabled in state care detailed at hearing 2

Oct. 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes The most vulnerable people in California are caught in a bureaucratic nightmare with the state’s Department of Developmental Services. A Joint Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and Human Services held yet another hearing

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The evidence still shows California exodus 13

Oct. 24, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Scientist Carl Sagan once came up with a “baloney detection kit.”  Perhaps columnist Dan Walters should have consulted it before trying to debunk a study by the Manhattan Institute, “The Great California Exodus,” about

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The California (Anti)Taxpayers Association 10

Oct. 24, 2012 By Steven Greenhut: California taxpayers can hardly get a break. The Democrats who have ironclad control of the state government are constantly looking for ways to hike taxes and the state’s business leaders epitomize the crony capitalist

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California Coastal Commission keeps grabbing land 29

Oct. 23, 2012 By Katy Grimes What do you get when you have a powerful state commission of 11 unremarkable people, which produces nothing, but regularly takes money and property from taxpaying citizens, while currying favors with others? I just

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