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Morain auditions to be Skelton successor, part 2 1

Last week, I wrote about Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Morain’s bizarre decision to focus on an alleged tactical error by a California House Republican in his efforts to fight the state’s bullet-train project instead of the infinitely bigger story that

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SB 1 pushes high-rises over suburbs

Will the Manhattan Dream replace the California Dream? The Manhattan Dream is to live in a high-rise in a densely packed city. The California Dream is to live your own home, on your own lot so you can grill while

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McClintock, Zetland wage CA water war 4

March 25, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi In California, water wars are fought not merely over water but over water ideology that justifies the creation of commercial or public sector jobs that flow from the water. The latest water war involves

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McClintock: Fiscal Mess a Chance for Republicans to Lead 31

Jan. 14, 2013 By Katy Grimes We’ve heard so much about the nation’s “fiscal cliff” that we can’t even see the real fiscal mess in front of our faces: the approaching bankruptcy of our nation. So warned Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California,

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Dan Morain disses Tom McClintock 3

Jan. 10, 2013 By John Seiler In my decades of reporting, I’ve met few public officials with the integrity of Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Eldorado Hills. In more than two decades in the Legislature, he was the only one who consistently

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Is state economy beyond point of no return? 11

Jan. 5, 2013 By Chris Reed In September 2008, in his last major speech to the California Legislature, soon-to-be congressman Tom McClintock said the state government had turned the corner, and not in a good way. “I believe we have

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McClintock: Election will bring pain to CA 22

Nov. 19, 2012 By Katy Grimes Abraham Lincoln said that if the voters get their backsides too close to the fire, they’ll just have to sit on the blisters for a while. After the Nov. 6 election, Californians have some

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McClintock: The adult in the room 23

Sept. 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes I’ve written much recently about the end of the two-year legislative session in the California Legislature — none of it flattering. This Democrat-dominated Legislature operates as if it has the collective maturity level of

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I report from the Calif. GOP convention in Burbank

Aug. 13, 2012 By John Seiler BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN BURBANK — My drive up from Huntington Beach to Burbank to attend the California Republican Convention displayed much of what is wrong with the state. A 51-mile trip took two hours. Beach

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Convention time: How badly off is the CA GOP? 23

July 25, 2012 By John Seiler Just ahead of its “fall” convention in beautiful downtown Burbank on Aug. 10-12, the CA GOP is in a tiff with the New York Times over the status of the party in the Pyrite

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