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Asm. Lorena Gonzalez proposes labor protections for cheerleaders

Asm. Lorena Gonzalez proposes labor protections for cheerleaders

By John Hrabe Legislative committee hearings aren’t known for their heart-pounding excitement. But, cure you might hear a round of cheers to excite the crowds at this week’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media Committee. On Tuesday, the committee is scheduled to consider a proposal by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, that would provide greater […]

What Would Soul Do?

What Would Soul Do?

By Brynne Betz The air is heavy with darkness but you know you need to get up soon. There’s so much to do. You already have a handful of things to add to your list, sick things you remembered last night before you fell asleep, things you promised yourself you wouldn’t forget and would write […]

Islam’s Virgins

Islam’s Virgins

By Sigrid Weidenweber Having researched the subject of marriage from an anthropological point of view, generic I knew of course that in many countries the ugly custom of child marriage persists. A large part of the world views women as a whole population of humans in slavery. Slaves and serfs were people without rights. They […]

CA vaccine bill placed in intensive care

CA vaccine bill placed in intensive care

By James Poulos  , cialis Faced with an unexpected new source of opposition, California lawmakers trying to tighten up vaccine exemptions have been thrown back on the defensive. “In requiring vaccinations as a prerequisite for enrolling children in school, detractors said, the bill would legalize institutional discrimination,” the Sacramento Bee reported. According to the Associated Press, […]

Another Global Warming Protest Hit With Snow

Another Global Warming Protest Hit With Snow

By Michael Bastasch Global warming activists should probably start planning their protests for the summer because the second climate rally — within just days of a major one in Canada — has been buried in snow. Republished with permission–The Daily Caller Foundation: http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/ Student activists with Fossil Free CU have camped out the University of […]

‘Anti-science policies’ seen as factor in CA water crisis

‘Anti-science policies’ seen as factor in CA water crisis

By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent executive order mandating decreased water use prompted national and international attention. All coverage understandably emphasized the state’s 4-year-old drought; some linked the problem to climate change. But a California-based journalist who specializes in science reporting based on hard evidence — Hank Campbell, cialis author of “Science Left Behind” […]

CalChamber plans another successful year of defeating “job killer” bills

CalChamber plans another successful year of defeating “job killer” bills

By John Hrabe Sacramento’s been taking care of business. Last week, viagra 40mg the California Chamber of Commerce, known simply as CalChamber, announced a preliminary draft of its “job killer” bills, an annual list of proposed legislation that will hurt the state’s business community and economic competitiveness. Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com This year’s […]

Unions central to Brown’s infrastructure plans

Unions central to Brown’s infrastructure plans

By James Poulos Faced with a restive constituency disgruntled by drought, salve Gov. Jerry Brown has moved to execute on his plans for California infrastructure — a boon to labor unions, but a point of contention for his political adversaries. Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com Train trouble As the Los Angeles Times reported, trade workers […]

New Regulations Could Make Internet More Expensive

New Regulations Could Make Internet More Expensive

By Peter Fricke Stricter regulations approved by the Federal Communications Commission could mean higher Internet bills for consumers, ask federal officials warn. When the FCC passed its Open Internet order in February, sildenafil the agency “put broadband in the same regulatory category as phone service, health opening the door for the charges,” which consumers already […]

Environmentalists face blame for drought

Environmentalists face blame for drought

By James Poulos . As California’s potent drought inspired soul searching from analysts worried the Golden State can’t grow without water, medicine politicians and officials focused on a more immediate task: laying blame for the problem. Gov. Jerry Brown has tried to set a philosophical tone, pilule cautioning that “we are embarked upon an experiment that no one […]