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Live-blogging the election

At the CalWatchdog.com blog, we’ll be live-blogging the election this evening. So tune in. The main races to watch are: Superintendent of public instruction, between union ally Tom Torlakson and reformer Marshall Tuck. Several California races for U.S. Congress, which

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Majority rule and Obamacare

Here we go again. The cover of Time magazine I saw at a grocery store is nearby. The implication is that the U.S. House of Representatives, by failing (so far) to approve a budget that includes Obamacare, is against “Majority

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Would canceling Obamacare be a blow to democracy?

Three of our esteemed commentators insist that, if the U.S. House of Representatives somehow repeals major parts of Obamacare, doing so would undermine “democracy.” essay writing services Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and famous author, titles his column, “Our

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A holiday that celebrates a nation founded on the right ideals 12

July 8, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Some fundamentalist Christians take the “Greatest Story Ever Told” and make it so unpalatable that it sends seekers running in the other direction. Likewise, some of my fellow liberty lovers take the greatest political

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I can’t wait for this election to be over

Nov. 2, 2012 By John Seiler Just four more day to D-Day — Democracy Day. Then this dreadful election finally will be over. If the ancient Greeks could have seen how things would have turned out, instead of inventing democracy,

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Harris distorts democracy to aid unions 0

Feb. 20, 2012 We expect all sides in politics to fight hard, given the stakes involved, but our system rests on the broad acceptance of a set of fairly applied rules. We know, for instance, that no matter how nasty

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Best Budget Deal is No Deal 0

John Seiler: State senate Republicans continue to be pressed to sell out and vote to put a tax-increase on a special June ballot. They should resist the temptation. The real problem remains profligate state spending from the Davis-Schwarzenegger years. The

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More Democracy At Election Time 0

FEB. 2, 2011 by JOHN SEILER “All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy,” said Al Smith, the New York governor and presidential candidate in 1928 (pictured at right). He was the last small-government Democratic presidential candidate

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