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Addressing the integrity of America’s election system

Addressing the integrity of America’s election system

By Paul Burich   Is the integrity of America’s election process a serious concern? Do we believe that the decisions that US citizens make in the ballot box are not being accurately expressed in our election results? It is interesting that for people on both the right and left the answer is “yes” — but […]

Brownley Statement on GOP Immigration Bills

Brownley Statement on GOP Immigration Bills

Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today regarding her votes in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 3003 and H.R. 3004: “We absolutely must do more to protect Americans from criminal aliens attempting to illegally re-enter the country. I have long supported legislation to increase sentences for criminals who have previously […]

Governor, legislators spend more and ignore obstacles to reform

Governor, legislators spend more and ignore obstacles to reform

    By Steven Greenhut Legislators announced a budget deal last week that spends a record $125 billion in the general fund. But most interesting isn’t what’s in the deal, but what isn’t. There’s plenty of new spending, of course, but not so much that it outpaces the rate of inflation. There are controversial “trailer” […]

Public School Teachers’ Private Choices

Public School Teachers’ Private Choices

By LARRY SAND Teacher union leaders lie in order to disparage school privatization, but many of their members ignore them and embrace choice.  Mark Twain is alleged to have said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” And the teachers unions seem to have an […]

Midnight in America

Midnight in America

By: Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital   Editor’s note: legendary financial and investment expert Peter Schiff comments on the underlying reasons for Donald Trump’s victory and his recently announced first hundred days plan. Employing the unyielding rules of economics, he concludes that the plan makes some unwarranted assumptions and does not allow sufficient reductions […]

Teachers Unions Double Down on Charter Vilification

Teachers Unions Double Down on Charter Vilification

By LARRY SAND UTLA and CTA’s anti-charter school obsession has reached epidemic proportions.  Just weeks after United Teachers of Los Angeles president Alex Caputo-Pearl threw his if-we-don’t get-our-way-we’re-going-to-create-a-state-crisis tantrum, the teachers union has hit the streets with a media campaign. Empowered by a massive dues increase, UTLA is spreading its venom via billboards, bus benches […]

Quality Education Remains Thwarted by Teachers Unions

Quality Education Remains Thwarted by Teachers Unions

Teachers Union Kills Another Commonsense Reform Bill

Teachers Union Kills Another Commonsense Reform Bill

By Larry Sand Despite the U.S. declaring its independence from Britain in 1776, Californians are still saddled with teacher union redcoats 240 years later. Teacher tenure is an atrocity. Officially called “permanence,” this union-mandated work rule allows some teachers to stay in the classroom when they should be imprisoned or at least working somewhere else, […]

Asset forfeiture reform draws bipartisan buzz

Asset forfeiture reform draws bipartisan buzz

CA pension reformers push ballot measure

CA pension reformers push ballot measure
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