Perspective needed on murders in America 32

Dec. 28, 2012 By John Seiler Our country still mourns the victims of the horrible mass killing in Newtown, Conn. New gun-control legislation is being advanced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and in the California Senate

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CA Supreme Court allows only union protests on private property 14

Dec. 28, 2012 By John Seiler In civics and law classes, we’re taught that the court system is “objective” and “follows the Constitution.” In fact, courts are just more political bodies. And as someone said, the U.S. Supreme Court “reads

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Groan: L.A. Times film critic accepts as given that fracking is evil 4

Dec. 28, 2012 By Chris Reed The question I posed in my Wednesday piece about fracking and California has already been answered. I wondered whether the fact that it has been “massively” used for decades but only began facing enviro

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Sen. Feinstein lunges for our guns 16

Dec. 27, 2012 By John Seiler Like King George III, tyrant, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., doesn’t like our guns, which are the guardians of all our other freedoms. If you’re disarmed, the government can do what it wants to you,

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Schools pooling up to oppose arbitrary storm-water tax 7

Dec. 27, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Why is only Los Angeles County being singled out to comply with a new state law to clean up so-called dirty storm water flowing to beaches?  And how can this law be only imposed

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Rose Parade runs over taxpayers 7

Dec. 27, 2012 By John Hrabe The world didn’t end in 2012, but several municipalities did. Four California cities, Stockton, Atwater, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes, declared bankruptcy this year. One financial expert described the problem as “spreading like a

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Legislators make new push to gut Prop. 13 55

Dec. 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes The final votes from the November election were not even counted before state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, introduced a constitutional amendment to Proposition 13 to forever alter the landmark tax-revolt measure. Let the debate begin.

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Not just GOP but libertarians have failed message 2

Dec. 27, 2012 By Chris Reed There has been lots of perfectly appropriate anguish among Republicans over their party’s failures in California and nationally. Losing to a president with a bad record has prompted vast soul-searching among GOP true believers.

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San Bernardino may have to pay pensions before police protection 24

Dec. 26, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Do pension payments have the first claim to a bankrupt city’s revenues, even over providing essential police and fire protection?  This is the half-trillion-dollar question currently before a Federal bankruptcy court concerning the insolvency

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State turns bureaucrats into millionaires 10

Dec. 26, 2012 By Steven Greenhut California’s political leaders continue to defend a public-employee-compensation system that is so far beyond sanity it’s hard to know where to begin. Here is a Bloomberg story about a cop — a California Highway

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