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California’s culture could slow rush toward e-cig bans

In the biggest “blue state” cities, administrative and regulatory action against e-cigarettes has been swift and fierce. California officeholders — from the city council level all the way up to the U.S. Senate — are poised to follow suit. But

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Michal Bloomberg’s candor beats Jerry Brown’s candor — by a mile

Jack Dean of the invaluable pensiontsunami.com website sent me a Politicker story about departing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s exit speech that Bloomberg plainly intended to be a historic demarcation of sorts. Bloomberg hammered home the theme that what

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Mayor-forLife Bloomberg: Shred the Constitution

April 23, 2013 By John Seiler It’s terrible that four people were killed in Boston last week. But for that should we ditch the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights? That’s what New York Mayor-for-Life Michael Bloomberg insists: “The

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Arnold still haunting GOP conventions

March 4, 2013 By John Seiler The ghost haunting this past weekend’s California Republican Convention in Sacramento was the steroid-bloated, hulking apparition of ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just eight years ago, in 2005, Arnold was the toast of the GOP. He

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Picking mayors: When will L.A. voters be as smart as N.Y. voters?

Feb. 8, 2013 By Chris Reed Despite some pension reforms and program cuts, the city of Los Angeles remains in difficult financial shape. A Jan. 24 Fitch credit-rating service analysis says the L.A. economy is rebounding, but that city leaders

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