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‘Afghanistan Papers’ confirm critics’ worst fears about war

By Steven Greenhut | It’s been 18 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan in what officials promised to be a decisive mission to uproot a breeding ground for Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. You’re totally not shocked to learn that things … Continue reading

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda from the City’s website, please click here. The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or 7:30 . … Continue reading

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Congress learns Pentagon wasted $1 trillion, promptly gives it bigger budget

By Eric Levitz, New York Magazine | Here’s a fun little thought experiment: Imagine a “big government” bureaucracy embarked on a wildly ambitious project of social engineering — only to discover, almost immediately, that it had little hope of meeting … Continue reading

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How to read your property tax bill

By Jon Coupal | Californians are keenly aware that we bear a heavy tax burden. Progressives claim that the tradeoff is low property taxes, but that’s just not the case. California ranks 17th out of 50 states in per capita … Continue reading

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Do your own digging

By David Crane | Some Americans yearn for what they believe were the good old days of journalism when — so it is believed — citizens could rely on journalists to uncover lies. But for every Watergate, multiple events went … Continue reading

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Bait and switch on public employee pensions

By Dan Walters | Local officials, particularly those in California’s 400-plus cities [including Fullerton], have been complaining loudly in recent years about pension costs, raising the specter of insolvency if they continue their rapid increase. Last year, the League of … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity presents homes to Fullerton families

Three families spent nine months working alongside volunteers to build their own homes, which are sold to them at a discount. Dedication of the homes was held Saturday. Christine Kim reported the story for NBC4 News.

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Another California tax revolt

By Jon Coupal | While 1773 and 1978 may seem like they have nothing in common, both years go down in history books as two famous taxpayer revolts. The Boston Tea Party’s protest on December 16, 1773 by American colonists … Continue reading

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True to form, California lawmakers ignore dark pension clouds

By Steven Greenhut | It’s been a little more than 20 years since the California Legislature passed, and Gov. Gray Davis signed, Senate Bill 400, which granted 50-percent pension hikes to employees of the California Highway Patrol. The law’s clear intent … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news about California

By Jon Coupal | A son once told his father that he had both good news and bad news and asked his dad which he would like first. The father said, “Give me the good news first.” So the son … Continue reading

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