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by Lawrence J. McQuillan and K. Lloyd Billingsley | San Francisco

Traditional tort law holds that manufacturers are responsible only for their own products, not those made by competitors. The California Supreme Court changed that in late January by declining to review Conte v. Wyeth, which leaves name-brand drug manufacturers liable for harm caused by another [...]

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by John R. Graham | San Francisco

Last January, governor Schwarzenegger’s expensive and unwieldy proposal for so-called “universal” health care finally gasped its last breath, after a long year of lobbying and coalition-building by the governor’s team. A year later, in 2009, legislators should attempt to learn from two states that have legislated “universal” care.

Hawaii imposed [...]

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California Students Should Be Free to Choose

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

by Vicki E. Murray and Evelyn B. Stacey | San Francisco

Two years ago Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed January 29 Milton Friedman Day to honor the late Nobel laureate, his “intellectual hero,” whose Free to Choose book and documentary proved “life changing.” The governor and the legislature, unfortunately, have not allowed Milton Friedman’s ideas to change [...]

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by Daniel R. Ballon | San Francisco

Facing a projected $40-billion budget shortfall, Governor Schwarzenegger last week proposed eliminating a redundant state board that has become a symbol of cronyism and inefficiency in Sacramento. Unlike most boards and commissions, which offer a stipend of $100 per meeting, the six members of the California Integrated Waste Management [...]

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Will the EPA Have a Cow?

Friday, December 19th, 2008

by Amy Kaleita | San Francisco

In response to an April, 2007, Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently ended the public comment period on “proposed rulemaking” for regulating greenhouse gases. Buried within the proposal is a controversial measure [...]

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by John R. Graham | San Francisco

A major driver of health costs over the last couple of decades is chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease. It’s time to add another chronic ailment to the list: “preventionitis.” Because much chronic disease is associated with bad lifestyle choices, many succumb to the utopian delusion [...]

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NASA’s James Hansen Goes Extreme

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

by Amy Kaleita | San Francisco

NASA’s James Hansen, head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is no stranger to controversy. But in September, Dr. Hansen took his activism to another level by endorsing “ecovandalism” in a British court.

Dr. Hansen, who holds an M.S. in astronomy and a Ph.D. in physics, comes billed as one [...]

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by Daniel R. Ballon | San Francisco

Only two weeks after lawmakers in Sacramento passed a budget, the state is already in the red. As Governor Schwarzenegger and the legislature debate more spending cuts and accounting tricks, another solution may be right in front of them: more laws. In California, government owns the laws and forces [...]

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