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State of the Economy, Part 3 - "Increasing Income Disparity": Last week, I laid out for you the case that "income inequality" should really be called "increasing income disparity" and suggested that it is a worldwide phenomenon. I also debunked commonly…

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IVDB: Politics trumps children's health
 
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LAT Editorial: Super Majority
LAT: California: ruined by the supermajority
 
Spend, spend, spend
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Debra Saunders- A Sunday Double Header
SFChron: Getting a read on the candidates' books
 
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Detroit’s Pension Reform Sets an Example for California Cities

 
Katy Grimes

LAUSD Teachers Demand 17.6 Percent Raise… Don’t Yawn, read on

 
Katy Grimes

What Drought? Govt. Doesn’t Live By Drought Rules

 
Katy Grimes

Neel Kahskari: A Candidate Without A Party

 
Jon Coupal

LAWMAKERS FOCUS ON THE FRIVOLOUS

 
Katy Grimes

United Farm Workers Labor Union Stages Phony Protest

 
Katy Grimes

CA Air Resources Board – No Legislative Oversight, No Rules, and Nothing to Stop It

 
Congressman John Campbell

Does Income Inequality Exist?

 
Jon Fleischman

Literacy for Students Whose First Langauge Is Not English Under Assault by CA Legislators

 
Gloria Matta Tuchman

S.O.S. Save Our Students! – Save English for the Children, Prop. 227

 
Richard Rider

The little-noticed CRUSHING rejection of Coronado’s school bond measure — how and why

 
Katy Grimes

Statists turn to drought for control in California

 
Katy Grimes

Conservatives and Libertarians: Lincoln Labs Hopes to Lead on Technology and Innovation

 
Jon Coupal

ACA 6: NEW ATTACK ON PEOPLE’S POWER

 
Mark Bucher

Secret Sheriff Union Negotiations Endanger Orange County’s Financial Future

 
BOE Member George Runner

Move Workers Out of Board of Equalization Building Before Someone Gets Hurt

 
Kevin Dayton

Will a Few Republican State Legislators Open Floodgates for Costly Union Control of California Water Projects?

 
BOE Member George Runner

Tax Help for California Seniors

 
Katy Grimes

Humane Society Charity Rating Revoked

 
Katy Grimes

Latino Legislators Visit Illegal Immigrants but Ignore Fresno Farmworkers

 
Katy Grimes

‘Husband and Wife’ now gender neutral in California Constitution

 
Katy Grimes

CARB: Killing Them Softly

 
Ed Ring

How to Create Affordable Abundance in California

 
Ed Ring

Murrieta Incident Highlights Need President And Congress To Act

 
Jon Fleischman

Another Reason To Oppose MICRA-Busting Ballot Measure – Our Privacy Rights At Risk!

 
Jon Fleischman

Matt Patterson: Fresno Farm Workers Exploited By Big Labor

 
Katy Grimes

Dubious Deal Between Los Angeles School District and SEIU

 
Jon Coupal

ARROGANCE OF THE POLITICAL ELITE COSTS YOU AT THE PUMP

 
Ron

Newsom and Harris choose politics over leadership on Central American children issue

 
Asm. Dan Logue

July 4th Reminds Us of the Price of Freedom

 
Asm. Dan Logue

Why I Am Leaving California

 
Katy Grimes

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Statism

 
Katy Grimes

On Independence Day, Gerawan Farming Gives Employees Raises

 
Rep. Ed Royce

USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Needs to Come Home

 
Katy Grimes

Hobby Lobby case no ‘Fluke’ over ‘lady parts’ and religious rights

 
Ed Ring

Union Grip on California’s Government Still Stronger than Ever

 
Katy Grimes

Berkeley interferes in farmworkers’ campaign on behalf of UFW

 
Ron

California’s hardest hit regions, forgotten by Sacramento Democrats, need reflief

 
Jon Coupal

ENJOY THE BARBECUE

 
Katy Grimes

Voice of OC – A Public Employee Union’s “News” Website

 
James V. Lacy

CA Teacher Firing Ruling Has National Implications

 
Richard Rider

Texas now receiving well over DOUBLE the per capita investment of California

 
BOE Member George Runner

California’s Tax-Cutting Legislature?

 
BOE Member George Runner

What in the World Happened to Anna Bryson?

 
Ed Ring

The Financial Impact of Pension Obligations on Ventura County

 
Catharine Baker

Renewed GOP Energy and Resources Support GOP candidates

 
Jon Fleischman

Fresno Bank Coughs Up $350K To Settle After Wiring Depositors Cash To Mystery Ukrainian Bank Account

 
Katy Grimes

Government Manipulations Create Unemployment Purgatory

 
Katy Grimes

Arena Derangement Syndrome Update: Whining About Legal Costs

 
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RT @RobertBluey: How @LeadershipInst is Training Tech-Savvy Conservatives http://t.co/43LDbaYg ($) via @techpresident

 

Love it when a cop looks at ME like I'm crazy when I tell them that it is outrageous and wrong that they can retire at full salary at age 50

 

@tedlieu @aaronmclear Apparently #PROP30 is both a floor wax and a desert topping! http://t.co/JklExgT6

 

SF Sheriff Mirkarimi was reinstated. Waiting for a lefty Supervisor to explain how "our society is responsible" for him hitting his wife.

 

Of course he got off, the whole "jury" was made up of liberals RT @debrajsaunders: Three votes to retain #Mirkarimi. It's over.

 

RT @SovernNation: Breaking: Supervisor Avalos says he'll vote against misconduct charge, will vote to restore #Mirkarimi as sheriff. Tha ...

 

The anti-nuke protestors in Dana Point are welcome to shut down SCE's power plant for good - if they are going to pay my electricity bills.

 

Turn it on! RT @SCE_SONGS: Poll: 68% Confident #SanOnofre Can Be Restarted and Operated Safely http://t.co/QUi6EAL4

 

@JenniferFearing you're okay for a #VEGGIESAURUS

 

@JenniferFearing good ol' Prop 2 - "Condos for Chickens"

 

I'm calling on Molly Munger to... DOUBLE DOWN! #NoOn30

 

RT @MattRexroad: Kevin Jeffries puts the beat down on Bob Buster in this Supervisors debate. http://t.co/7mogH1KT

 

RT @LincolnFresno: The Fresno County Lincoln Club Voter Guide is up: http://t.co/xTyaeeYi

 

Off Twitter most of the day begat did I miss?

 

RT @mp3michael: Eye opening expose into those complicit in Poway's horrific bond deal to borrow $100MM & payback $1B http://t.co/dRv ...

 

RT @cfodee: #flashreport J Fleishman-a stand up guy. Thanks for clarifying to CFRW tonight. I'm a believer!

 

RT @Schwarzenegger: Thanks to @jayleno for having me. Looking forward to watching tonight. http://t.co/OJuU7G2E

 

@cfodee I'm available after the meeting if you want.

 

Getting ready to speak to the @RPSDC meetings - hundreds of activists and donors here - working to elect Republicans!

 

RT @trojanmom8: At the @RPSDC meeting, the last one prior to the most important election of our lifetime! #cagop #catcot #shouldbegood

 

RT @JimNielsenAD02: Statement from Jim Nielsen on Dan Logue’s Announcement http://t.co/rYs4cFTo

 

Dear Molly Munger - if you need any help explaining to voters why passing Prop. 30 is a bad idea, DM me.

 

Where is my RT love on the Logue news my MSM tweeps? Sigh.

 

@cmarinucci A fine American tradition is to kick out the reporters who will be voting for Obama.

 

Logue's name will still appear on the State Senate ballot, of course, as those ballots have already been printed.

 

We wish Assemblyman Logue Godspeed for a quick recovery from his health challenges.

 

Logue was in a tough battle against fellow north-state Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, who will now coast into this non-coastal Senate seat.

 

*Breaking* Citing health issues, Dan Logue drops State Senate bid; will seek re-election to the Assembly --> http://t.co/Tby7Vqkr

 

RT @RPSDC: "TONIGHT: Official Pre-Election Event For All San Diego Republicans With Jon Fleischman And Deborah Seiler" http://t.co/mtcHX ...

 

RT @capoliticalnews: Charles Munger in tear against conservatives--just put in $300K against Dahle for moderate Bosetti. $200K for Niel ...

 

RT @TheFix: What WAS Obama thinking during the 1st presidential debate? "Saturday Night Live" has answers. http://t.co/79oUbrbe

 

RT @CapitolAlert: Former CA Lt. Gov. Mervyn Dymally dies at 86 http://t.co/fWXc7vQV

 

@doclobby Waiting for the lobbyist who comes out of "Super 8" giving the Assembly Speaker a bad review... It will be a long wait.

 

If I were a manager at the County of Orange I would turn down the raise. Since odds are it will be followed by getting fired.

 

RT @TheFix: Amazing project on the investments of Members of Congress -- with interactive graphic! http://t.co/fpyU1cfk

 

RT @MelissaTweets: Seen the @HatingBreitbart trailer yet? Watch during the commercial break: http://t.co/x51SiF9R

 

RT @BenHowe: VIDEO: The White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya http://t.co/sglPMYqN

 

My week on twitter: 38 retweets received, 2 new listings, 59 new followers, 8 mentions. Via: http://t.co/mLumrViC

 

.@SenFeinstein is in the "faux concern" about gas prices game. Pandering 2 voters who drive when she supports policies that hike gas prices.

 

No doubt @terrytamminen and his extreme environmental radical buddies are loving the high gas prices.

 

If @JerryBrownGov feigning concern about gas prices is total bullshit. You can't credibly care when you promote policies that raise prices.

 

Truth: @JerryBrownGov enthusiastically supports onerous regulations that will drive gas prices up much higher than this.

 

There's no logical Yes on 30, Yes on 38 strategy. If both pass only top vote getter goes into effect. If u like 1 u must defeat the other.

 

I guess it would be a buzz kill to tell @mikegatto how his new baby already is in debt to the federal and state government.

 

@tedlieu Prop 38 supporters like M. Munger understand that if Prop 30 gets more vote, 38 can't go into effect.

 

Those who like that #PROP38 is guaranteed school funding (unlike #PROP30), remember only one can go into effect. You have to knock down 30!

 

@mikegatto Congratulation!

 

RT @CAnStereo: Sacramento responsible for our sky-high gas prices http://t.co/KPwvsRum

 

RT @jpitney: #California county supervisors are as territorial as German shepherds. http://t.co/4Ms2NwNE

 

RT @conanNBCLA: The truce is over. Molly Munger about to go after Prop 30. NBC4 LA at ;9AM tomorrow http://t.co/T4cwedsK

 

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SD Politico: Robin Is Everywhere Campaign Comic Con 2014

 

Liberal OC: Moorlach’s outsourcing initiative proposal dies

 

Liberal OC: Irvine City Council Approves Great Park site for Veterans Cemetery

 

Calitics: Brown Picks Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for Supreme Court

 

SD Politico: Assemblywoman Gonzalez Applauds Gov. Brown’s Nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to State Supreme Court

 

SD Politico: Gov. Brown Signs Gonzalez’s Assembly Bill 2347 to Protect Seniors During Investment Process

 

Liberal OC: Is the Register’s Editorial Desk Capable of Endorsing a Democrat?

 

Calitics: Yee Advances to General Election as Pérez Concedes

 

Calitics: Have We Seen the Last of the Death Penalty in California?

 

CA Budget Bites: Twitter Chat with the CBP on Corrections Spending: July 22

 

SD Politico: CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JAMES KIMBER TREATING HOMELESS VETERANS AT STAND DOWN

 

SD Politico: Fresh Proof That DeMaio is Tea Party's Guy

 

Liberal OC: Loretta Sanchez Introduces Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

 

Calitics: We Need to Save More Water

 

SD Politico: Rep. Peters Votes to Prohibit Internet Access Taxation

 

Liberal OC: County takes a big step towards year-round homeless shelter

 

Liberal OC: Spitzer’s Option for Vet’s Cemetery: Suitable for Hiking Only

 

CA Budget Bites: How Did Child Care and Preschool Really Fare in the State Budget?

 

Calitics: Tim Draper Submits Six Californias Ballot Measure Signatures

 

CA Budget Bites: Policymakers Take Steps to Improve Food Security, but Opportunities to Address Hunger Remain

 

SD Politico: Rep. Peters Joins CA-52 Residents Testifying at House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on PTS

 

Liberal OC: Obamacare cuts number of uninsured in California by 50%

 

Liberal OC: Who Will Be Santa Ana’s Next Mayor?

 

SD Politico: Update from ICWJ regarding Immigrant Children Relief

 

CA Budget Bites: The State Budget Is Done — Time to Start Thinking About … the State Budget

 

Calitics: General Fund Ends Fiscal Year with Positive Cash Balance!

 

Liberal OC: HCA Launches Campaign to Combat Preventable Deaths and Chronic Disease

 

CA Budget Bites: An Opportunity to Improve Transparency in the New K-12 School Funding Formula?

 

Liberal OC: Spitzer wants a Veterans Cemetery in 3rd District, but not in the Great Park

 

SD Politico: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Tours Facility Holding Unaccompanied Refugee Youth from Central America

 

Liberal OC: Irvine’s Shea: “Plenty of Room for Fire Museum at Great Park”; Veteran’s Cemetery, Not So Much

 

SD Politico: DeMaio Went Missing in Action on Prop. 8

 

Liberal OC: Scott Baugh will step down as OC GOP Chair in January

 

Liberal OC: Deputies and Supervisors reach tentative agreement

 

SD Politico: Refugee families need our help!

 

Calitics: SF/LA Look towards $15 Minimum Wage

 

Liberal OC: Irvine Star Chamber calls for New Transparency Ballot Measure While Operating in Secret

 

SD Politico: Governor Signs Weber Bill Protecting Persons with Disabilities from Abuse

 

SD Politico: New grants will drive innovative affordable housing in San Diego

 

SD Politico: F*'ing Bullshit

 

SD Politico: Carl DeMaio silent after Hobby Lobby ruling

 

CA Budget Bites: Prioritize People Over Hollywood: Alternatives to Expanding the Film Tax Credit

 

Liberal OC: Righeimer: Repeat! Shut-Up!

 

Calitics: Betty Yee Finishes 2nd, Faces Swearingen in November

 

SD Politico: Rep. Peters Calls Hobby Lobby Ruling "Outrageous"

 

Liberal OC: Harris decision is narrow in scope and impact

 

CA Budget Bites: Budget Agreement Includes Some Advancements for Low-Income Families, But Greater Investments Are Needed

 

Calitics: Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Upheld

 

Liberal OC: Two Stinkers from the Supreme Court

 

Liberal OC: Reporters to Gather for Furlough Friday while Register Brass Plans Gala July 4 Party in Newport Beach

 

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LAT Opinion: Oregon picked to win Pac-12

 

LAT Opinion: Jon Stewart launches mock Kickstarter to buy CNN

 

LAT Opinion: Boeing shares fall as tanker costs overshadow earnings

 

LAT Opinion: FAA extends ban on U.S. airlines flying to Tel Aviv for up to 24 hours

 

LAT Opinion: Tony Dungy clarifies his comments on Michael Sam

 

LAT Opinion: Duolingo offers language-certification tests via mobile devices

 

LAT Opinion: British officials claim 2012 Summer Olympics boosted economy

 

LAT Opinion: Robert Downey Jr. open to returning for 'Iron Man 4'

 

LAT Opinion: Stella McCartney to design British outfits for 2016 Summer Olympics

 

LAT Opinion: Chinese firm sues Paramount in 'Transformers' product-placement beef

 

LAT Opinion: China detains employees of suspect meat seller

 

LAT Opinion: Tim Tebow isn't acting like someone who's settled into an analyst role

 

LAT Opinion: Pac-12 media day: Expanded event begins with commissioner's address

 

LAT Opinion: L.A.-bound Obama sticking to fundraising, event schedule amid protests

 

LAT Opinion: Stocks mixed as earnings reports roll in

 

LAT Opinion: Some 'Downton Abbey' details to hold you over before Season 5

 

LAT Opinion: Hollywood wary of 21st Century Fox's ambitions. Blake out at Sony.

 

CalNewsroom.com: Campaign 2014: Swearengin forgoes November ballot statement

 

LAT Opinion: Why iTunes, apps and services may be key to Apple's future

 

LAT Opinion: Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers

 

LAT Opinion: Web content producer BiteSize making move into network TV

 

LAT Opinion: Broncos owner Pat Bowlen steps down to deal with Alzheimer's disease

 

LAT Opinion: Physicists, others using science to help art of film animation

 

LAT Opinion: Josh Hamilton losing his clout in cleanup spot, and Angels lose game

 

LAT Opinion: Dodgers can't keep up with Pirates in 12-7 loss

 

LAT Opinion: Dreadful pitching sinks Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 12-7

 

LAT Opinion: Angels fall short in 4-2 loss to Orioles

 

LAT Opinion: Donald Sterling opens third front in battle over Clippers ownership

 

LAT Opinion: White House working on new birth control insurance rule

 

LAT Opinion: Manchester United's new coach is late to the party

 

LAT Opinion: Georgians choose millionaire newcomer Perdue in GOP Senate runoff

 

LAT Opinion: World worries follow Obama on Western fundraising trip

 

LAT Opinion: Perseverance paid off for ex-UCLA golfer Mo Martin at British Open

 

LAT Opinion: Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'My Wild Affair' on PBS

 

LAT Opinion: Dodgers have an ugly pitching contest in 12-7 loss to Pirates

 

LAT Opinion: Federal appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare

 

LAT Opinion: For civilians fleeing in Gaza, escape options are few

 

LAT Opinion: Brooklyn Bridge flag swap remains a mystery for now

 

LAT Opinion: Herbalife shares rise as Ackman attack fizzles

 

LAT Opinion: Bradford Jamieson IV living the dream playing for Galaxy

 

LAT Opinion: North Dakota fire at oil supply business continues to burn

 

LAT Opinion: CIT Group to buy Pasadena lender OneWest Bank

 

LAT Opinion: Bruins aiming high in Jim Mora's third season

 

LAT Opinion: Athletics agree to 10-year lease extension

 

LAT Opinion: Donald Sterling files fraud lawsuit against Shelly Sterling, NBA

 

LAT Opinion: Michael Rogers wins Stage 16 of Tour de France

 

LAT Opinion: New funds jump-start mental illness research

 

LAT Opinion: WGA issues a 'call to arms' over proposed Fox-Time Warner deal

 

LAT Opinion: Mike Scioscia: Josh Hamilton playing through tightness in legs

 

LAT Opinion: Denver agrees to settle jail mistreatment case for $3.25 million

 

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Calwhine: Mystifying Bee editorial wrong on basics of Obama authority fight

 

John Hrabe: CalNewsroom.com reporting California State Senate deletes website, online archives of 3 disgraced Democrats

 

Rose Institute: Hello world!

 

John Hrabe: Al Jazeera America’s Off the Record Conversations on FBI Leak

 

John Hrabe: PG&E, First American, Philip Morris Donated to Ron Calderon Slush Fund AFTER FBI raid

 

Rose Institute: The Benefits and Side Effects of Yacon Syrup

 

John Hrabe: Ron Calderon Fundraiser: “We Put the FUN in Fundraising!”

 

John Hrabe: Diversity PAC Slush Fund

 

John Hrabe: Legislator, Labor Leader Champions Pay Equity for Disabled Workers

 

John Hrabe: Disability groups deliver petitions to Goodwill

 

John Hrabe: 5 CA Goodwill charities pay employees less than minimum wage

 

John Hrabe: Millennials: The Lost Generation

 

John Hrabe: Abel Maldonado’s Record of Running Over the “Little Guy”

 

John Hrabe: 9 CA GOP Legislators Voted for $2 Billion Tax Extension

 

John Hrabe: Fireworks Erupt on CA Legislators’ Junket to Armenia

 

John Hrabe: IRS Tax Deadlines: When to Pay Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments

 

John Hrabe: Opponents of AB 711 Take A (Leaded) Shot at Humane Society US

 

John Hrabe: Oops! LA Times Confuses Armenia with Hostile Neighbor Azerbaijan

 

John Hrabe: Speaker Perez, Katcho Achadjian Lead Junket to Armenia

 

John Hrabe: Consumer Attorneys, Tort Reformers Criticize Harkey Lawsuit

 

John Hrabe: High-Priced Lobbyists Try to Block Sexual Abuse Bill in California

 

John Hrabe: Diane Harkey, Sorry I Low-Balled Your $10 Million Frivolous Lawsuit

 

John Hrabe: Read Diane Harkey’s Frivolous Lawsuit Against Her Political Opponent

 

John Hrabe: Diane Harkey Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Fellow State Lawmaker

 

John Hrabe: 7th Legislator on Cuba Junket Identified

 

John Hrabe: Galgiani and Achadjian on Cuba Junket with Lobbyist

 

John Hrabe: Former CA GOP Chairman Praises ACLU’s Fight Against Totalitarian State

 

John Hrabe: SB 131: Assembly GOP Caucus Should Stand Up for Sexual Abuse Victims

 

John Hrabe: Capitol Weekly Top 100 List snubs women

 

John Hrabe: CA Assembly pays women less; fewer in top staff positions

 

John Hrabe: CA State Assembly: Men Fill Nearly Two-Thirds of Chief of Staff Positions

 

John Hrabe: CA State Assembly: 10 Highest Paid Staff All Men

 

John Hrabe: California Optometric Association Contributions to B&P Committee

 

John Hrabe: DowntownArena.org Sent Demand to Cease and Desist

 

John Hrabe: Campaign 2014: Michelle Steel Fundraising Blows Competition Out of the Water

 

John Hrabe: Californians Building Bridges 2013 Campaign Finance Recipient

 

John Hrabe: Ron Calderon & Nancy Skinner Participated in Cuba Junket

 

John Hrabe: Why the Bee’s Story About Legislator-Lobbyist Relationship is Sexist

 

John Hrabe: NSA Funding: How Members of Congress Voted on Amash Amendment

 

John Hrabe: Swearengin’s Secrecy: Fresno Limits Public Records Requests to 3 Subjects

 

John Hrabe: Billboard lobbyist advised both sides of Placentia advertising deal

 

John Hrabe: Rep. John Campbell 2nd Quarter Fundraising Haul

 

John Hrabe: Yes, the New Apartment Will Work Just Fine

 

John Hrabe: Ashley Swearengin & City of Fresno Violate State’s Public Records Law

 

John Hrabe: Goodwill Buys Online Ads Defending Low Pay for Workers

 

John Hrabe: Campaign 2014: Farmer Ryan Schohr Announces Farm Endorsements

 

John Hrabe: Rock Center Rocked by Ethics Scandal: NBC News Rips Off Goodwill Story from Blogger

 

John Hrabe: Emails with NBC News

 

John Hrabe: State Senator Mimi Walters Breaks Tax Pledge with $2.3 Billion Tax Vote

 

John Hrabe: Sen. Hernandez authors bills to benefit his optometry business

 

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