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More Tax Hikes Seen for California

Friday, August 29th, 2008

by Chuck DeVore | Irvine

The Golden State had a recall almost five years ago. California had a huge budget deficit at the time and soon-to-be-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was promising to “cut up the credit card.”

By the [...]

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Biden Time

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

The Democrats surely have a death wish. By several measures, the Bush administration has been a train wreck. Illegal immigration, already out of control during the Clinton years, combined with the anchor baby policy, has produced an avalanche of unskilled, uneducated and poor immigrants who have put enormous strains [...]

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by Jon Coupal, War Correspondent | Sacramento

Last week saw several significant clashes in the budget war between those who have vowed not to raise taxes and those who would raise taxes in a heartbeat. Both sides lost some and won some but, on balance, the taxpayer defenders came out better and stronger.

The biggest fight, of [...]

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The Myth Of Moral Equivalency

Monday, August 25th, 2008

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

There was a time not all that long ago when most of us agreed about what constituted good and evil.  But that time, I’m afraid, has come and gone and is now as passé as five [...]

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Active Voter is Cure for Political Ills

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

by Doug McIntyre | Los Angeles

I spent a couple of hours watching Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain talk with the Rev. Rick Warren on my television. I just got one of those giganto flat-screen HD TVs and it’s taken over my life. I’m watching anything as long as it’s HD.

The other night, I [...]

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The Limits of Power; the Burdens of Leadership

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

As much of the world watched the Olympics, a celebration of good sportsmanship and friendly international competition, Russian tanks began rumbling into South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two restive, semi-autonomous provinces on Georgia’s northern border with Russia. They didn’t stop there, but continued south into Georgian towns and cities, seizing [...]

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by K. Lloyd Billingsley | Sacramento

On August 6, the California Coastal Commission approved a desalination plant at Carlsbad in San Diego County, a region with severe water needs in normal times and hard hit by the current drought. The $300-million for-profit venture by the Poseidon Resources Corporation aims to produce as much as 50 [...]

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Pigs At the Trough

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

by Ray Haynes Temecula

Yes Virginia, it is a tax increase, and no Aaron, the principled opposition to any new tax is not a partisan position. The Governor cannot avoid his responsibility for this crisis by calling on Legislators to end their political careers to bail him out of a situation he created. Had he [...]

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Political Correctness Killing Kids

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

by Doug McIntyre Los Angeles

Today is the 164th day since police say an illegal-alien gangbanger named Pedro Espinosa shot and killed 17-year-old high school football star Jamiel Shaw II.

The 164th day since Jamiel Shaw Sr. heard the gunshots that took his son’s life and propelled him down the block to find his boy dead in [...]

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Jesse Helms and Me

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

by Burt Prelutsky Los Angeles

Although I very much regret that I never had the chance to meet Jesse Helms, we did have what you might call a peripheral connection. The first took place nearly 20 years ago, when I was [...]

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