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The evidence still shows California exodus 13

Oct. 24, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Scientist Carl Sagan once came up with a “baloney detection kit.”  Perhaps columnist Dan Walters should have consulted it before trying to debunk a study by the Manhattan Institute, “The Great California Exodus,” about

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Third World Kalifornia

Aug. 10, 2012 By John Seiler California continues to descend into Third World status, complete with corrupt, secretive government. The latest from Dan Walters: “Let’s not mince words about what the state Senate’s Democratic leader did Wednesday. It was self-serving

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CA Already Max Taxes Crude Oil 10

FEB. 1, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI How “crude” of them. Tax activists in California are pushing a deceptive “oil severance tax for public education” for the November 2012 ballot to increase funding for K-12 public schools, junior colleges and state

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Why Not Use Last Year’s Budget? 0

John Seiler: Is California sliding into the Pacific Ocean? Are there riots in the streets? Are Californians starving to death? None of the above. Then the solution to the state budget problem is simple: Just rinse and repeat the fiscal

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Now for Something Really Stupid 0

John Seiler: Except for those getting the cash, just about every analyst of the California High-Speed Rail Authority says it’s a boondoggle. Dan Walters summed it up: It’s rare for any human endeavor to achieve perfection, but California’s High-Speed Rail Authority has done it

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Is the GOP Dead in California? 0

John Seiler: When I first got interested in politics as a kid in the 1960s, people talked of the “Solid South,” meaning only Democrats got elected there. The region was dominated by old segregationists like Sen. John Stennis of Mississippi

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Does Not Compute 0

John Seiler: Over the years I’ve written many times how it  remains a mystery that the state that continues to produce the Internet Revolution can’t get its government computers to work right. That pretty much tells you all you need

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Walters: California Stagnating 0

John Seiler: CalWatchDog.com has been online now a little more than a year. If there’s one theme we’ve had, it’s that California is stagnating due to too much regulation, taxation and general foolishness by an out-of-touch government. For example, here’s

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Canada vs. California 4

John Seiler: Dan Walters had a good column comparing California to Canada. Both have similar-sized populations and economies. Yet, Canada has mostly avoided the economic calamity of recent years, whereas California has suffered heavily. Dan: Canadian bankers eschewed massive involvement

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