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Unlike Brown, Hawaii gov took on teachers — and paid

As someone who went to college in Hawaii and spent eight years there as a journalist, I know the state’s politics pretty well. It is so solidly Democrat that it only has one Republican in its state senate. This monolithic

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Sacramento’s Russians, Sochi and the homophobia double standard 4

One of the biggest storylines leading up to next month’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, is the Western world’s stern disapproval of Russia’s homophobia and the fear that it could cast a pall over the event and lead to

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Orwellian UK arrests CA preacher for free speech violation

July 12, 2013 By John Seiler George Orwell’s nightmare of an “Orwellian” totalitarian regime taking over his native United Kingdom — Airstrip One — has come true. As he wrote in the appendix to “1984”: “Newspeak was the official language

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Some public employees are more equal than others 5

Jan. 1, 2013 By Chris Reed Happy New Year’s, everybody. I am sure that 2013 is the year that California turns the corner. OK, maybe not. But I am confident there will be 12 months this year, the Mayan crisis

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Water Board Dunks 'Animal Farm’ Policy 1

MARCH 24, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI California policy makers are busy mandating wind and solar farms in its deserts. But along its coastline, the Water Quality Resources Control Board is busy enforcing inconsistent environmental policy right out of George Orwell’s

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