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CA residents most likely to go from poor to rich

A massive statistical analysis of upward and downward economic mobility in the United States that is getting big play on The New York Times website is loaded with fodder for interesting comments about American life. Here are the key conclusions

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CA media ignore Obama administration’s fracking views 0

May 14, 2013 By Chris Reed The debate over hydraulic fracturing — using high-powered water cannons to reach natural gas and oil reserves deep underground — is heating up in California, driven by the vast economic potential of the Monterey

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LAT’s Steve Lopez: Pension crisis real — not unions’ fault. Huh? 11

April 24, 2013 By Chris Reed The unsustainability of the public employee pension system in California has been obvious for at least six or seven years to anyone who understood two simple facts: the demographics of our aging government workforce

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N.Y. Times shames Mercury-News on AB 32 coverage 10

April 23, 2013 By Chris Reed The fact that no one in the California media besides me has reported that the Obama administration considers fracking no big deal and just another heavy industry is pretty amazing. Obama’s picks for EPA

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3 years late, L.A. Times finally notes huge flaw in Obamacare 10

Feb. 11, 2013 By Chris Reed In April 2010, three weeks after Obamacare was signed into law, The New York Times got around to writing an analysis of the measure that looked at how a key provision had worked at

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EdSource look at superintendent turnover ignores union elephant 1

Dec. 8, 2012 By Chris Reed There are none so blind as those who will not see. EdSource does a 1,500-word analysis of a new study showing far higher turnover of superintendents in large school districts than smaller ones in

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Fossil-fuel-phobic Brown, Nichols pine for world that will never be 0

Nov. 21 By Chris Reed The California media’s never-is-heard-a-discouraging word coverage of AB 32 and the recent cap-and-trade auction continues. But what’s astounding is that just a week ago, the International Energy Association declared that fracking had the U.S. on

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N.Y. Times continues tradition of inept California coverage 6

Oct. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed The New York Times’ history of poor coverage of California is extreme. It always blames Prop. 13 for the state’s problems. It offers 8,000-word analyses of California’s government dysfunction that never mention the power

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Greenhut on nutty new mortgage idea 2

Oct. 18, 2012 By John Seiler In the New York Times, our colleague Steven Greenhut wrote on another nutty government idea — direct mortgage loans: “If the government offers direct lending of mortgages just as it offers direct lending for

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New York Times’ ignorance on California: How it’s revealing about state Dems, media 11

Oct. 15, 2012 By Chris Reed On Sunday, The New York Times printed a long article about the California government’s move to implement AB 32, the landmark 2006 state law forcing a shift to cleaner but costlier types of energy.

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