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Wealthy and Poor California Spongers 0

MARCH 24, 2011 Sponges come in all shapes and sizes. And some sponges are much more absorbent. Unfortunately for Californians, the freeloading sponges in the state are soaking up more than ever as California sinks deeper into a sinkhole of

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Calif. Labor Federation Tweet-fest 0

Katy Grimes: You’ve just got to love Twitter for those moments in life when reporters are banned from covering events. Yesterday and today, the California Labor Federation’s joint legislative conference has been in full-swing, but was announced as closed to

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'Last Call' For Republicans 0

MARCH 7 Throughout history, strong political leaders have had the ability to discipline wayward party members. But currently, California Republicans aren’t exactly in a strong enough position to offer up the usual disciplinary threats: removal from cushy or prestigious committee

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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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California Should Declare Bankruptcy 2

John Seiler: If you’ve been reading CalWatchDog.com, you know I’ve written in favor of the state declaring bankruptcy. As I wrote back in April: There are couple of things to note here. First, for a family of four, $7,220 is

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Tyranny Comes to San Diego 1

John Seiler: San Diego is the most pleasant large city in the world. I relax every time I go there. Nice folks, great atmosphere and of course incomparable weather. That’s all ruined now with the TSA molester goons descending on

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'This is our opportunity to elect our own bosses' 0

John Seiler: “This is our opportunity to elect our own bosses” is an actual quote from California School Employees Association Chapter 224 head Ronda Walen about Measure H in San Juan Capistrano. If you want, the details of Measure H

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Tilting at pension reform 18

Jan. 22, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO What to do about public employee pensions is the thorniest, nastiest, most difficult question facing Sacramento lawmakers today. Few issues cause such disappointment and despair. Yet one group of activists and accountants is plugging

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