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$4.4 billion headache solved. How? Chronicle has no explanation

Members of the media's aversion to math — especially to explaining how numbers work when explaining spending decisions in public policy — is hard to miss. For years, few stories by California journalists on pensions and retirement benefits really dug

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LAT’s Steve Lopez finally figures out life in California

For years, I’ve written about the muddled thinking of liberal California pundits when it comes to government spending. I find it amazing how little comprehension there is that every dollar that is spent for unnecessary public employee compensation and every

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Pension criticism=racism. Aaauugghh! Aaauugghh! Aaauugghh!

Samuel Johnson’s 1775 observation that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” has particular resonance nowadays, with civil libertarians who question our government’s massive spying on 300 million-plus Americans being derided as tools of U.S. enemies. But when it

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Detroit sets precedent for radical cuts in ‘inviolate’ CA pensions 4

June 17, 2013 By Chris Reed In the sci-fi satire “Robocop,” we were treated to a glimpse of a future Detroit in which mechanized police ran amok. As my colleague John Seiler noted the other day, in modern-day Detroit, we’re

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