‘Liberal’ 9th Circuit backs government spying 4

June 10, 2013 By John Seiler The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is supposed to be the most liberal in the country. And liberalism is supposed to defend personal privacy. For example, the 1973 Roe vs. Wade abortion decision

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Five CA GOP state senators back $2 billion tax increase

June 10, 2013 By John Hrabe With a Democratic supermajority, Republican votes no longer are needed to increase taxes in the California Senate. Yet in a strange development, five GOP senators backed a tax increase anyway. SB 11 is a $2.3 billion

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Reinflating debate about suburbia 5

June 10, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — After the housing bubble burst a few years ago, sending real estate prices through the floor in many places, some influential academics and urban planners celebrated the supposed demise of something they

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Top officials live up (down?) to bullet train tradition 2

June 10, 2013 By Chris Reed When the Los Angeles Times broke the story in April that the California High-Speed Rail Authority had quietly changed the rules to de-emphasize the importance of technical competence among bidders for the first segment

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Dems water down GOP pro-small biz bill

June 10, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — A bill “bait and switch” reveals a lot about attitudes toward small business in the Legislature. A pro-small business Assembly Resolution started out authored by Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution

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Congrats to LAT on success of fracking disinformation campaign

June 9, 2013 By Chris Reed The new Los Angeles Times poll showing sharp skepticism among Californians about hydraulic fracturing — the newly improved oil-gas drilling process that has triggered a brown energy revolution — should trigger fierce pride among

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Political energy crisis in the making 8

June 9, 2013 By Katy Grimes With industrial electricity rates 88 percent higher in California than in Texas last year, the news that the San Onofre nuclear plant in is not going to be restarted is just more evidence of

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‘Purge’ movie attacks NRA, Tea Party 6

June 9, 2013 By John Seiler The new movie, “The Purge,” sounds like it’s the future of California when all budget money is shifted to pay the pensions of retirees, canceling actual government services. Violent crime already has gone up

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Ron Paul: ‘Fourth Amendment gone’

June 8, 2013 By John Seiler Our Bill of Rights is our check on totalitarianism. Now, because of the government’s complete snooping on our phone records, it’s “totally gone,” according to Ron Paul, the former U.S. representative and presidential candidate.

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