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Covered CA = VA

Some thoughts for Memorial Day, which approaches on Monday. If there’s one government program I favor, it’s helping America’s severely wounded veterans. When they signed up to defend our freedoms, they were promised that, should they be hurt in combat,

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CA Senate OKs GOP drought declaration

  “Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy,” runs an Albanian proverb. So far in 2014, California has been wracked by merciless firestorms and severe drought even before the driest days of summer. And members of both political parties have

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ObamaChoppers to cost $20 billion

You would think America didn’t have any economic troubles, and the government could waste whatever money it wanted to on anything. President Obama’s has ordered a fleet of 23 presidential helicopters — ObamaChoppers — that will cost taxpayers an incredible $20

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Who’s to blame?

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning. He was blaming voters for installing President Obama in the Oval Office. But he missed a step. Shouldn’t we first be blaming himself and other Republicans for nominating such duds as the

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Chart shows stock-market not at new highs

With the stock market soaring again, it seems that happy days are here again for the economy. Except a new Chart of the Day shows that the Dow Jones Industrial Average, when charted against the price of gold — the

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Colbert rips Common Core 4

Stephen Colbert plays a “conservative” on Comedy Central. When he takes over the the “Late Show” from David Letterman next year, Colbert supposedly will reveal his inner liberal self. We’ll see. In the meantime, Colbert just attacked President Obama’s “Common

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Covered California to register voters

Covered California, the state’s implementation of Obamacare, now will be mailing voter registration cards to enrollees. Given that most of these folks are poor, and poor people tend to vote Democratic, this is a big boon for the Democratic Party

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Sen. Feinstein moves toward compromise on drought legislation

  Crises commonly produce compromise. That seems to be happening in the U.S. Congress with solutions to California’s drought. In particular, Sen. Dianne Feinstein appears to be moving away from her San Joaquin River Restoration Act of 2009, which was a

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Obama drought relief package aids his constituency

On Friday Feb. 14,  President Barack Obama choppered into California’s drought zone in Democratic-leaning Fresno. As shown in the adjacent photo from the White House, he traveled with U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Jim Costa, all California

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Obama working on CA drought

As difficult as the drought is for California, it’s wonderful to know that President Obama cares and is helping out. He won the state in 2012 by a margin of more than 3 million votes. From Time magazine: On Saturday,

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