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by Rachel Neuwirth | Los Angeles
I frequently express my opinions on the Internet, and as a result I have as much of an interest as anyone in this country in preserving the right to freedom of speech. I am passionately committed to this right, which is enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution.

However, I [...]

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The Pork Express

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

by Jon Coupal & Tom Schatz | Sacramento

For six years in a row, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation (HJTF) have published the California Piglet Book to spotlight waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayers’ dollars. Modeled after the Pig Book, an annual analysis of Federal spending conducted by CAGW, we [...]

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Convention Drama Only Gets Better

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

by Doug McIntyre | Los Angeles

I just got back from a two-week tour of the sausage factory that is American democracy.

First, I shipped off to Denver for The Barak Obama Show and what a show it was. At Ted Kennedy’s farewell, not a dry eye in the house. During Michelle Obama’s Harriet Nelson all-American girl [...]

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Time to Listen to the Father of the Constitution

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

by Gary Galles | Malibu
September 17 is Constitution Day, marking the 1787 date when delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed their handiwork. This momentous day deserves to be widely celebrated, particularly to commemorate the contributions of James Madison, “the father of the Constitution,” for no one had a greater role in its construction and [...]

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Energy In D.C. & Deficits

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

by John Campbell | Irvine & D.C.

Energy: As I have told you before, I do not expect much action on anything in Washington prior to the election unless it is something with a looming deadline. Well, the big looming deadline on the energy front is the Sept. 30th expiration of the Congressional ban on offshore [...]

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Why I’m Voting For John McCain

Monday, September 15th, 2008

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

Frankly, I’m amazed that the Democratic party is anything more than a cult. How in the world do they garner more votes than the Libertarians or the Greens? They are beholden to trial lawyers, teachers [...]

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Judging The Olympics

Monday, September 15th, 2008

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

I didn’t want to spoil the Olympic Games for the rest of you, but now that they’re over and done with, I’d just like to say that I’ve always disliked them and wish that they’d [...]

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America’s Finest Retirement City

Friday, September 12th, 2008

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

Leafing through an old, pre-World War II magazine, I ran across a Union Pacific Railroad ad extolling the pleasures of a Southern California vacation. And while in Los Angeles, it read, the vacationer might consider a side trip to the charming border town of San Diego.

While the Panama Exposition [...]

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The Return of Joel Beinin

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

by Cinnamon Stillwell | San Francisco

“The American empire is going down.”

So declared history professor and former president of the Middle East Studies Association, Joel Beinin, on the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center (PPJC) cable television program, “Other Voices” (watch here) last week in Palo Alto.

Following an “extended leave” from Stanford University in 2006 based on [...]

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How Many Victims Per Illegal Alien?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Walter Moore | Los Angeles

Last night, I was going to start reading “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” because I love the title.

But then I spotted an even more alluring title: “The Recidivism Patterns of Previously Deported Aliens Released From A Local Jail.”

So I shelled out $20, digitally, to buy a copy of this [...]

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