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The Ever-Shameless Jerry Brown

California’s once-and-perhaps-future governor, Jerry Brown, is widely viewed as the most ambidextrous of politicians – a man of the Left who nonetheless tacks Right as often as necessary to assure his continued political future. Political junkies still marvel at how

Bell Rings in Tea Party Spirit

Every successful revolutionary movement starts with an act of defiance – as ordinary people stand up against the tyrants who are ruling them. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 is an iconic example, as colonists dumped a shipload of tea

In Orange County: Unions Spend Big, Lose Big

Before Tuesday’s elections, I wrote about a nasty union battle in the heart of conservative Orange County, Calif. The good news: The unions might have a nearly endless source of cash in the form of employee dues, but they don’t

Unions Battle Reform in GOP Stronghold

“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction,” said German psychologist Erich Fromm. Whatever greed does to one’s psyche, it does even worse things to public budgets.