Monthly Archives: May 2012

Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

 This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout. Several were Americans. Two were teenagers, … Continue reading

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Quote: “History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny.” ~Thomas Jefferson

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CARB Chairman Mary Nichols shuts down public criticism of cap and trade

CARB has been criticized by many observers for being an unelected and unaccountable bureaucracy. However, Chairman Mary Nichols took even her critics by surprise Friday when she unceremoniously shut down CARB’s cap and trade hearing after too many citizens got … Continue reading

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Making Memorial Day Make a Difference

As part of my teaching duties at West Point, I took cadets on a study tour of the World War II battlefields in Normandy, France. The first stop is the cemetery on the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach. It is hard … Continue reading

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Underwater homeowners owe $1.2 trillion more than homes’ worth

The State of California budget has collapsed.  The pension systems are insolvent, as are many cities.   Add to this the personal tragedy of homeowners. Read more…

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Why Cities Are Broke: CA Public Pension Contributions Up 304% Over the Last Decade

Here is all you need to know why your city and others are lunging toward bankruptcy.   “In fiscal 2002-03, $545 million went to CalPERS pension payments, just after the Legislature started allowing pension spiking. The contribution rises to $2.2 … Continue reading

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California’s sky-high residential electricity rates

Business can not afford to operate in California.  Between the high taxes, bad regulations, bad schools and roads, it is difficult.  But add the cost of energy, and you have good reasons to fire any CEO that does not begin … Continue reading

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