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Big Spending Bill

Friday, January 30th, 2009

by John Campbell | Irvine & D.C.

The final vote on HR 1, the non-stimulating stimulus bill, was 244-188. Amongst Democrats, the vote was 244-11. Not one single Republican voted for the bill. In my 3 years here, I cannot remember a single major vote where all Republicans voted the same way. President Obama wanted a [...]

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What Is A Real Spending Cap?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

In 1979, the year immediately following the enactment of Prop 13, California voters approved Proposition 4, better know as the Gann Spending Limit. The overwhelming support for this measure was due, in part, to the fact that all the horrible predictions from big government advocates said would come about if Prop [...]

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UCLA: Symposium of Hate and Lies

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

by Rachel Neuwirth | Los Angeles

A symposium titled ‘Human Rights and Gaza’ held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) sponsored by its Center of Near East Studies (CNES) on January 21, 2009, concerned with the recent conflict in Gaza, communicated more falsehoods and malicious slander about Israel that could be found in [...]

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Meeting with President Obama

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

by John Campbell | Irvine & D.C.

Today at noon, President Obama came up to Capitol Hill to meet with the 178 Republicans in the House. First, I was impressed because he was on time. OK, it’s a little thing but it is a little pet peeve of mine. President Bush was always on time and [...]

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Hope for the Best but Plan for the Worst

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

The quick thinking and exceptional airmanship of Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger,III in guiding his crippled aircraft to a successful emergency landing on the Hudson River saved the lives of all 155 souls on board. They can indeed be grateful that the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 had the [...]

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Stimulus

Monday, January 26th, 2009

by John Campbell | Irvine & D.C.

As regular readers of this column know, I supported the Rescue Plan (TARP program) last October and believe that this program, along with the aggressive monetary actions by the Fed, prevented a collapse of our still damaged financial system. I also support a large stimulus plan in order to [...]

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The Antidote To Obama

Monday, January 26th, 2009

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

I have written with an air of despondency about the bleak future I see for conservatism in America. For one thing, Obama won the election by capturing the votes of virtually every demographic group imaginable, [...]

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What Budget Crisis?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

Humans have been around for tens of thousands of years. And yet, as recently as a thousand years ago, there was a broad consensus — even among the most highly educated — that the world was flat. The problem with “consensus” is that it becomes groupthink. If an idea has no [...]

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Coming Soon to a Base Near You

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

Among President Barack Obama’s campaign promises was a pledge to “close Guantanamo”, meaning, it is presumed, just the detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that houses some of the world’s most dangerous men. The base itself, one hopes, will continue to operate, since it [...]

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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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