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Brown’s fracking defense sparks green fury

Gov. Jerry Brown’s nationally televised defense of fracking’s safety last Sunday on “Meet the Press” is making waves among state environmentalists and inspiring fury from liberal bloggers. Here’s the Bakersfield Californian’s account: Brown launched a no-nonsense defense of hydraulic fracturing

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SD26: Coastal Los Angeles state Senate race tests non-partisan brand

Political analysts say it’s too soon to evaluate the impacts of California’s top-two election system. But this year a coastal Los Angeles state Senate seat will provide a vital case study on the effects of the new system. In the 26th Senate district,

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Bill Maher mangles CA

I’ve never found Bill Maher funny. His 1990s show, “Politically Incorrect,” was itself 100 percent politically correct. His current show, which I occasionally land on when surfing the channels, is more of the same P.C. His schtick is to imitate

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Fracking: Can we trade CA Dems for PA Dems?

The New York Times and the Huffington Post have reported that the Obama administration supports fracking and doesn’t buy the alarmism of the enviromental lobby on this. Now another prominent  publication, the National Journal, points out a fact that the

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Sac Bee fracking analysis hides fact Obama admin calls it safe 0

July 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The Sacramento Bee has joined the reporting staff of The Los Angeles Times and the Ventura County Star’s Timm Herdt in the Fracking Disinformation Hall of Shame. Bee reporter Tom Knudson has a lengthy,

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Calif. blog regulations could hit Drudge, citizen journalists 26

April 25, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s chief political watchdog, Ann Ravel, recently announced plans to regulate political websites that accept payments from campaigns. Last year Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her to head the Fair Political Practices Commission. California bloggers

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U.S. creating mostly low-wage jobs 6

April 17, 2012 By John Seiler A couple of days ago I wrote an article, “Why pensions are going broke.” It showed how the massive federal and state debts are weighing down the economy, which has not grown in 13

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