Sure, the GOP must change, but … 23

Dec. 26, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Without fail, whenever Republicans lose elections, liberal commentators eagerly chime in with advice designed to “help” the GOP become more relevant and competitive. The advice is so common and predictable that it leaves me

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Rail Series: CA should consider Medium-Speed Rail alternative

Editor’s Note: The following is a complete compilation, in one posting, of the six-part series we ran on Medium-Speed Rail as an alternative to High-Speed Rail. Dec. 26, 2012 By Stan Brin By now, everyone in California knows the voter-mandated

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Gun control would disarm American Indians — again 8

Dec. 26, 2012 By John Seiler It’s not just liberals, but most Americans think the Indians weren’t treated well during many parts of American history. For example, many of Native Americans were disarmed and forced onto reservations. The disarmament could

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Sam Donaldson defends his tax subsidy

Dec. 26, 2012 By John Seiler Back in 1995, USA Today reported that broadcaster Sam Donaldson received $84,742 in federal subsidies from taxpayers for a horse farm in New Mexico. So it’s understandable why he defends the current regime of

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Will California media ignore fracking’s long, safe history? 24

Dec. 26, 2012 By Chris Reed The escalating battle over using hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — for highly promising oil and natural gas exploration in California isn’t just another front in the state’s long-running war between environmentalists

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Remembering when — and why — California inspired the world 4

Dec. 25, 2012 By Chris Reed Merry Christmas, everyone! The autumn issue of City Journal has a wonderful piece by Michael Anton on how Tom Wolfe’s 1960s sprawling, funny, rule-breaking essays about California defined the Golden State for the rest

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CA lawmakers take aim at guns 22

Dec. 24, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – It took only days before California’s legislators reacted to the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy with a fusillade of bills designed to take California closer to Democratic leaders’ unstated but obvious

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You and what army are going to make me pay? 21

Dec. 24, 2012 By Chris Reed The city of San Bernardino’s defiance of CalPERS’ demands for payment will be remembered as the first in a very long line of defiant acts from local governments in California as budgets that don’t

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California encourages business flight 32

Dec. 21, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Employees at Chevron’s San Ramon corporate headquarters received an unexpected email yesterday. It notified them that a quarter of their jobs are being moved from California to Texas. The oil giant, the Golden State’s

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