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    VIDEO: Footage From Rep. Issa's Office Reveals No Golf Course in Sight

    First we showed you the photos, now there’s a video. Missing in both is the golf course that Rep. Darrell Issa’s district office supposedly overlooks. The New York Times described the California Republican’s office in the first sentence of Monday’s front-page article this way: “Here on the third floor of … More

    The Deadly Wind Beneath Their Wings

    Can an environmentalist morally argue for overpriced, taxpayer-funded green energy technology if it means killing off a protected species? That’s what is happening now in California, where the state’s Golden Eagles are dying off by 67 each year from colliding with the blades of wind turbines. As government demands for … More

    Convicted Murderers to Be Freed if California State Senator Gets His Way

    A warning to Californians: dangerous convicted criminals are coming soon to a neighborhood near you.  That’s because last week, in the case of Brown v. Plata, the Supreme Court ordered the State of California to release approximately 46,000 convicted criminals onto the streets. That decision was issued just days before … More

    Hotel California: Million Dollar Sheets on the Taxpayer's Dime

    The California hotel workers union is pushing a bill that requires all hotel mattresses to have fitted sheets instead of flat sheets. They argue that the heavy lifting required for flat sheets is causing back injuries for workers. The problem is, the regulation comes with a price tag of $30-$50 … More

    Outside the Beltway: The $3 Million Lifeguards of Newport Beach

    Full-time lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., make over $100,000 a year, with the highest paid earners topping over $200,000. And if you think that’s bad, wait till you hear this: Those same lifeguards can retire at age 50 in good health and receive a well stocked lifetime government pension and … More

    It Takes a Village to Lobby: The Hypocrisy of Planned Parenthood

    Large majorities of the public favor parental notice before an abortion can be performed on a minor girl, and the laxity of current laws on the issue continues to draw the attention of policymakers- and the support of abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, which routinely challenges parental rights in this … More

    DOMA: Honor and the Limits of Politics

    The desire to achieve victory in any field of endeavor can become so intense that it deforms the character of the participants. That tendency has been on display in the past two weeks as a result of the intimidation offensive the Human Rights Campaign has waged against the law firm … More

    California's Plight Confirms the Founders' Fears

    California is teetering on the edge of economic and social collapse. According to an Economist special report, this is largely the result of decisions to implement direct democracy reforms during the Progressive era, such as poplar recall, initiatives, propositions, and referenda — reforms that have “inflamed” the passions of the … More

    San Francisco Gives a Tax Break to Keep Twitter in Town

    When faced with losing one of the most brilliant companies in the country, Twitter, even San Francisco can have a moment of revelation regarding tax policy. Burdened with heavy California taxation—and San Francisco’s on top of that—Twitter presented a letter to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors giving them an … More

    Earthquake and Tsunami Threaten Disaster Across Asia

    Friday morning, a massive earthquake hit Japan and spawned a massive tsunami that is sweeping across the Pacific, requiring evacuation along the Hawaiian coast. This morning the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued an alert that “tsunami warnings and watches have been issued for the U.S. territories of Guam, the … More