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Progressive Econ 101: Free Markets

Free markets are the goal of many.  “Let the Free Market decide” is a rallying cry to bring the troops to the email and phones.  But, what is a Free Market? The simplest explanation is a free market is a  market where the individuals are free to exchange goods and money without the interference of…

State Budget Stalls

For the past few days OC Senator Lou Correa has been the center of attention in the legislative challenge of resolving the state budget crisis. After securing $35 million in additional property tax revenues in the coming fiscal year; $35 million in the 2010-11 fiscal year, and up to $50 million annually after that, Correa…

Anti-LGBT Censorship at CDM High?

I was startled at first when I saw the story at Queerty. And now that the principal’s storyline of events isn’t being confirmed by any one else, I’m starting to freak out. Is anti-queer censorship alive and well at Corona del Mar High School? It all started with this letter from a current CDM student,…

Gunfight at the OC Corral

There’s a gunfight brewing in Orange County that would make a great John Wayne movie. But the plot of the movie depends on your political perspective and your view on gun control.

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang’s State of the City address

Well, Orange Coast Magazine says Irvine is the city OCers love to hate.  The city is well-positioned to weather the economic downturn due to the city’s eight year record of progressive leadership. Here is Irvine Mayor Suhkee Kang’s first State of the City address: Mayor Sukhee Kang State of the City of Irvine February 10,…

State Budget – Work Those Phones!

As you are reading this, our worthy compatriots are working the phones to Sacramento to tell our electeds that they support  Freddie Krueger’s budget which will leave our government in  useless shreds.    Our worthy compatriots are very good at this – they are mobilized and reminded by talk radio and their websites.  Call these…

Yoo Don’t Want to Do This

Torture counsel John Yoo is now “teaches” at Chapman Law School.  I’m not going to take a soapbox and rail against Chapman Law School for employing him because Chapman is in the education business, and quite frankly, both students and faculty can be educated.  I know there are many at Chapman who work hard to…