This is Zen? Jerry Brown won’t fight for sole real achievement

Jan. 28, 2013 By Chris Reed The Jerry Brown ego trip is still running strong, nearly three months after he sold much of California and nearly all of the media on the idea that raising sales taxes on everyone and

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CA bullet train crashes through federal, state safeguards 4

Jan. 28, 2013 By Chris Reed Reports that the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak are teaming up to buy bullet trains and that the state is preparing for hundreds of eminent-domain property seizures in the Central Valley for the bullet

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Obamacare & California: State media ignore coming headaches 8

Jan. 27, 2013 By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown’s eagerness for California to be the first state to implement the federal Affordable Care Act is being reported matter-of-factly by state newspapers. Completely absent is any big-picture explanation of what this

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Mamet: Govt. should NOT enslave us 13

Jan. 27, 2013 By John Seiler I got some pretty good response to my article, “Brown official: You’re our slave.” I was attacking the statement by Gil Duran, Gov. Jerry Brown’s press secretary, “We have to look beyond our personal

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California, the union state 13

Jan. 27, 2013 By Joseph Perkins  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week that the national union membership rate (the percentage of wage and salary workers who are members of a union) fell to 11.3 last year from

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Brown official: You’re our slave 26

Jan. 26, 2013 By John Seiler If you listen closely, sometimes government officials tell you what they really think of you. Concerning the controversy over whether golfer Phil Mickelson might leave California because of the massive Proposition 30 tax increase,

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FTB tax grab an acid test for ‘business-friendly’ Jerry Brown 10

Jan. 26, 2013 By Chris Reed There’s finally some mainstream media coverage of the astounding decision of the Franchise Tax Board to rewrite a tax break and go after profits accumulated by some business owners that date back to 2008.

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What I didn’t hear from Republicans this week 4

Jan. 26, 2013 By Katy Grimes While Gov. Jerry Brown announced a balanced budget and the magical economic recovery of California this week, too many Republicans fell all over themselves to praise him for it. It was difficult to see

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Brown re-funds some lost school jobs earmarks 1

Jan. 27, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi The public never really knows what is going on in politics because public policies are described in words that make government sound like it is a church rather than coercive government.   Such is the

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Feinstein’s gun ban bill exempts govt. officials 32

Jan. 25, 2013 By Katy Grimes An interesting tidbit came out of Thursday’s big announcement by Sen. Dianne Feinstein about her newest gun ban legislation. The bill would exempt “weapons used by government officials.” Feinstein officially proposed banning 157 different makes

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