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TX vs. CA 6

Feb. 12, 2013 By John Seiler I’ve been to Texas two times. In the summer of 1969 I was 14 and my family took a trip from Michigan to the Southern states. We had been West, including to California in

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Kotkin: Economy shifting to U.S. South

Feb. 1, 2013 By John Seiler In another incisive article, Joel Kotkin writes how economic power in America is shifting from high-tax, highly unionized states, including California, to the freer, more business-friendly states of the U.S. South: “The common media

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Secession fever: Don’t catch it 15

Nov. 19, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Psychiatrists talk about the progressive stages of grief people experience after suffering a devastating loss in their personal lives, moving from denial to anger to bargaining (i.e., trying to strike a “deal”

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Cheap gas: Another reason to move to Texas 13

Oct. 7, 2012 By John Seiler The following picture is from GasBuddy.com, which tracks gas prices nationally. The cheapest gas, as you can see, is in Texas and the Southeast. The most expensive by far is in California during the

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The coming American energy independence 5

Sept. 19, 2012 By Chriss Street This is a crucial development for California, which recently slipped to fourth among the 50 states in oil production. Texas remains first, followed by North Dakota and its lucrative new Bakken formation, then Alaska in

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Time to bring back Calif. Justices of the Peace 18

July 2, 2012 By Michael Warnken Upon recent news of the state’s $16 billion dollar budget deficit, the legislature began making deep cuts in numerous programs. One of the most devastating cuts of $544 million was to the state judiciary.

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Legislature worse than occupiers 0

May 7, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Occupy Wall Street protesters are reminiscent of writer R. Emmett Tyrrell’s criticism of radical feminists: They don’t know what they want, but they want it very badly. On May Day, the protesters

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CEOS rank California worst state for business 5

May 4, 2012 By Joseph Perkins  “California is the worst! They are doing everything possible to drive business out of their state. If it were not for the climate, they would have lost half their population.”  That was the damning

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Calif. gas prices more than double in 8 years 16

April 28, 2012 By John Seiler The following chart I made from GasBuddy.com, which also lets you find the cheapest local gas prices. The chart shows gas prices in three areas for the past eight years. Note that Los Angeles

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Calif. unemployment jumps to 11% 7

April 20, 2012 By John Seiler California’s economy continues to stagnate. According to new numbers, state unemployment rose from 10.9 percent in March to 11 percent in April. Yet Gov. Jerry Brown, the powerful government-worker unions, liberal activist lawyer Molly

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