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  • To fix the budget, first fix the state

    Once again, Capitol politicians are fighting over how to fix the chronically bleeding state budget. And again, the answer should be clear: It's unfixable.
  • Nightmares come true for the neediest

    Nightmares come true for the neediest
    Jean called the other day from her desert condo near Palm Springs. She'd been notified that the state was cutting back again on aid for the disabled and she was worried. Yep, I said, and the cut most likely will be even sharper than she was figuring....

    Money, Attack Ads Talk; Good Candidates Walk

    It's all Sen. Dianne Feinstein's fault. That's what I figure. Well, maybe not all of it. But if Feinstein had run for governor three years ago in the Gray Davis recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger would not have dared. That's my guess. We would have been...

    A better way of dealing with society's neediest

    So what exactly am I doing on Capitol Hill? I'm at a congressional briefing, which wouldn't be entirely out of the ordinary, except that I'm not taking notes and not planning to beat up on anyone. I'm the keynote speaker. Yes, friends, the republic is...

    Former judge fired up on making pot legal

    All right, tell me this doesn't sound a little strange: I'm sitting in Costa Mesa with a silver-haired gent who once ran for Congress as a Republican and used to lock up drug dealers as a federal prosecutor, a man who served as an Orange County judge for...