Phil Mickelson’s net state income tax increase: 83.6%!!!!! 4

Jan. 30, 2013 By Chris Reed Richard Rider, the dean of the small-government/low-tax movement in San Diego County, has come up with some stunning number-crunching on his blog: “Here’s the fact that EVERYONE (including me) initially undervalued concerning [Rancho Santa

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Uh-oh: GDP declined in late 2012 7

Jan. 30, 2013 By John Seiler The wild spending plans of President Obama, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Gov. Jerry Brown depend on the economy growing. This just in: “The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent

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Wealthy fleeing NY for FLA 2

Jan. 29, 2013 By John Seiler From the NY Post: “The city’s hedge-fund executives are flying south — and it’s not for vacation. “An increasing number of financial firms, especially private equity and hedge funds, are fed up with New

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Anti-gun lawmakers lead gun hearing today 5

Jan. 29, 2013 By Katy Grimes Jumping on the anti-gun movement in the country, two of California anti-gun lawmakers will lead a hearing today about guns and violence. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, Chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee,

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There are no Henry Cuellars among CA’s Democratic pols 3

Jan. 29, 2013 By Chris Reed As a libertarian believer in free minds and free markets, I’ve watched for decades the uneasy coalition in the Republican Party of libertarians/libertarian lites and determined social conservatives. What the former hold most dear

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Oakland hires ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Bill Bratton to fight crime 10

Jan. 29, 2013 By Dave Roberts Oakland’s website prominently touts that it has been ranked by the New York Times as the fifth best place in the world to visit. It beat out every other North American city as well

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Silicon Valley loses to DC as richest area 4

Jan. 28, 2013 By John Seiler Until recently, Silicon Valley enjoyed the highest median income in the United States. That makes sense. The world’s most vibrant industry is run by 180-IQ nerds who pull down millions and billions. Not anymore.

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Unholstering the truth about guns 28

Jan. 28, 2013 By Katy Grimes Politicians are nothing if not predictable. With every tragedy, lawmakers seize the opportunity to come up with a solution,  a rule, or another law. But often the new rules don’t quite fit the crime.

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Affluence police tee off on Mickelson 13

Jan. 28, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — After hearing the criticism directed toward golfer Phil Mickelson for his modest comments about California’s highest-in-the-nation tax rates giving him cause to consider relocating, I was left wondering: What country do we

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