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Voting Out the Electoral College 15

Creating over-reaching solutions for non-existent problems is what California legislators are good at. A textbook example of this is a bill awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature which would change the state’s Electoral College process. AB 459 passed in the Legislature in

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Calif. Jobless Above Twice Mexico’s 0

There’s a lot wrong in Mexico. The recent murder spree is one, although that’s largely because the Mexican government is following U.S. government orders to intensify the “war” on drugs. The Mexicans should tell the Yanqui to get lost. Another part

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Goodwin Liu Mangles the Constitution

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Tuesday appointment of Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court will continue the state’s lurch to the Left. Liu clearly believes in a highly activist judiciary for which the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution are as

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Feds Wasted Most of $17 Bil. CA Stimulus 2

JULY 20, 2011 By JOHN SEILER How did the federal government actually spend the 2009 stimulus money in California? In March 2009 the California Legislative Analyst made a study of proposed spending on the officially named American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But

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Hahn Victory Portends Obama Defeat 0

JULY 13, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Yesterday Democrat Janice Hahn beat Republican Craig Huey to fill the 36th Congressional District, a severely gerrymandered district covering much of Southwest Los Angeles. But her victory total, getting just 55 percent, was a

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DiFi Misleads Dem Convention 0

John Seiler: At this weekend’s convention in Sacramento of the California Democratic Party, Sen. Dianne Feinstein attacked Republicans and Tea Partiers for wrecking the country. True enough, Republicans bear much of the blame. They held the presidency from 2001 to

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Spending Actually $121 Bill Higher 0

John Seiler: The wrangling over the $12 billion in taxes in Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2011-12 budget of $86 billion usually ignores something: All the federal tax money California gets. The Bee reports: The federal government gave California’s state government $120.7

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Fed Squanders Peace Dividend 0

John Seiler: This column by Chriss Street is not about California per se, but it’s an interesting read about federal monetary policy — something that always affects our state. BY CHRISS STREET The U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s second round of

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Will Wisconsin Protests Come to California? 12

Feb. 18, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Today Wisconsin, tomorrow California? The battle between government-employee unions and state budgets was inevitable once the unions were given collective bargaining rights over the past 50 years. The battle boiled over the past few

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Obama's TSA Molestation Joke 0

John Seiler: Writing here yesterday, I insisted that, in his State of the Union Address, President Obama must order the end of the TSA molestations of air travelers, especially of grandmothers and young girls. Instead, he joked about it! Watch

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