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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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Ed Ring

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

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Neel Kahskari: A Candidate Without A Party

Jon Coupal


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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


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

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Dubious Deal Between Los Angeles School District and SEIU

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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

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On Independence Day, Gerawan Farming Gives Employees Raises

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USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Needs to Come Home

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

Ed Ring

Union Grip on California’s Government Still Stronger than Ever

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

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

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CA Teacher Firing Ruling Has National Implications

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

BOE Member George Runner

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BOE Member George Runner

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The Financial Impact of Pension Obligations on Ventura County

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Renewed GOP Energy and Resources Support GOP candidates

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Government Manipulations Create Unemployment Purgatory

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RT @RobertBluey: How @LeadershipInst is Training Tech-Savvy Conservatives ($) 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!


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


@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.


RT @LincolnFresno: The Fresno County Lincoln Club Voter Guide is up:


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 ...


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.


@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


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 -->


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


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.


RT @CapitolAlert: Former CA Lt. Gov. Mervyn Dymally dies at 86


@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!


RT @MelissaTweets: Seen the @HatingBreitbart trailer yet? Watch during the commercial break:


RT @BenHowe: VIDEO: The White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya


My week on twitter: 38 retweets received, 2 new listings, 59 new followers, 8 mentions. Via:


.@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


RT @jpitney: #California county supervisors are as territorial as German shepherds.


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


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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: 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. 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: 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: 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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