Complaint alleges people with disabilities barred from voting

A complaint filed earlier this month with the U.S. Department of Justice alleges that thousands of Americans with disabilities have been illegally deprived of their right to vote. The perpetrator of this injustice: judges. The complaint, which was filed by the

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Video: Peter Schiff on the gold standard

Businessman and investment broker Peter Schiff sits down with CalWatchdog’s James Poulos to discuss whether or not the gold standard can save the economy … and what’s China doing with all that gold?

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In L.A., Obama attacks corporations

During his recent trip to Los Angeles, in which his motorcade blocked a pregnant woman’s path to the maternity ward, President Obama attacked U.S. corporations that flee the massively high taxes he imposes. The corporations merge with foreign corporations, thus paying the

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Bullet-train officials praise judge they called a threat to CA

The California High-Speed Rail Authority got some good news from the courts last week. The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento upheld a lower court ruling rejecting legal challenges to the routing of the bullet train in the Gilroy-Las

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Groundwater war breaks out

  Future historians might mark July 20 as the date when a full scale war broke out over California’s groundwater. On July 20 in the Los Angeles Times, George Skelton, the dean of California journalists, said it was unfair to tell him

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David Cay Johnston replies to my tax blog 1

Due to some technical problems, David Cay Johnston’s reply to my blog, “Tax increases boost jobs?,” was delayed two days till this morning. So I’m calling special attention to it here. Check it out and add replies if you wish.

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Chiro settlement a reminder of board crony problem

This week, we got a fresh reminder of the problems created by the practice of allowing governors to appoint cronies and campaign contributors to cushy, well-paying jobs on the oversight boards of many state agencies. This is from the Sac

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Video: CalWatchdog in depth — Tracking high-speed rail in CA

CalWatchdog contributor Kathy Hamilton gives an overview of the current status of high-speed rail in California.

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Buzz builds for Brown ’16

Is the fourth time the charm for Gov. Jerry Brown’s presidential aspirations? The question may well have more to do with politics at the national level than the state level. Believe it or not, a fresh round of chatter and interest is

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