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Mexico to join shale/fracking revolution; will media keep CA out?

This spring, I did a two-week series for Cal Watchdog on the many nations around the world that are pursuing fracking in oil and gas exploration after witnessing its immense success in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Here’s

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Subsidized CA green firm goes belly-up; no one thinks it’s news

When Solyndra collapsed in 2011, the failure of the Bay Area-company got lots of media coverage. Losing more than $500 million of taxpayer funds on a project that was never really vetted by federal stimulus overseers was considered news. Duh.

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CA comeback mostly about shifting funds around

April 10, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Paul Krugman wrote in the New York Times an article, “Lessons from a Comeback.” However, a comeback for state government should not be confused with an economic or jobs recovery. A number of liberal, conservative and moderate

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CA-style feudalization is going national

March 16, 2013 By Chris Reed The feudalization of California that Joel Kotkin has written about so smartly for years just keeps accelerating. Wealthy coastal professionals and public employees with deep job security and high pay simply don’t care that

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On fracking, will Govs. Brown and Cuomo heed Ed Rendell?

Jan. 21, 2013 By Chris Reed With the op-ed in last week’s Wall Street Journal about California’s enormous potential for a fracking-driven energy boom, it’s beginning to look like how Gov. Jerry Brown deals with the issue will be a

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Walter Russell Mead calls Calif. a ‘failed state’

May 15, 2012 By John Seiler One centrist Democrat I’ve read for years is Walter Russell Mead. He writes the Via Meadea blog for the American Interest. The name is a pun on several levels: his name, mead the beverage,

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