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Firing the Coastal Commission director would be a setback for California

Showdown at the Coastal Commission: Los Angeles Times Editorial

EXPECT A BIZARRE bit of circus when the California Coastal Commission convenes at Morro Bay on Wednesday. 681 more words

Corruption

The War On Savers And The 200 Rulers Of World Finance, by David Stockman

Who rules world finance? From David Stockman at davidstockmanscontracorner.com:

There has been an economic coup d’état in America and most of the world. We are now ruled by about 200 unelected central bankers, monetary apparatchiks and their minions and megaphones on Wall Street and other financial centers. 493 more words

Government

A Matter of Accountability

“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” ~ David Brin

Part One (State)

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Politics

Omnibusted: Make Congress Stick To Single-Subject Bills

Here’s a great idea for making the federal government more transparent and accountable: force Congress to stick to single-subject legislation. Every bill should focus on a single issue with a clear statement of that issue. 448 more words

Big Government

Corporate Welfare

“The Commerce Department doesn’t promote American business overseas. It promotes the business of some American companies – at the expense of their competitors, foreign and American.” Harry Browne, Libertarian Party candidate for President 1996 & 2000. 443 more words

Politics

Fuquay-Varina, Food Trucks, and Flagrant Cronyism

My latest piece for the Civitas Institute examines a recent push in the Wake County suburb of Fuquay-Varina to ban food trucks. The ban’s biggest proponents are restaurant owners who don’t like the added competition from mobile food businesses. 335 more words

Center For Law And Freedom

There Is No Freedom Without Truth, by Paul Craig Roberts

From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.com:

“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government.

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Government