The Buck Stops Here: Mike Hansen in San Marcos and Richard Bailey in Coronado

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San Diego County limited government activists have two reasons to be enthusiastic next month:  San Marcos’ Mike Hansen and Coronado’s Richard Bailey are running for City Council seats in their respective cities.  Both gentlemen are under 30, both are active in the local Republican Party (Hansen as a donor and volunteer and Bailey as a donor and Central Committee Member), …

PREDICTIONS: Romney and DeMaio to win big in November

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Scott Rasmussen, generally regarded as the most accurate pollster in the business, mentioned that debates have little or no influence on the eventual election results, but I disagree.  I think both the first Presidential debate and the recent San Diego Mayoral debate gave the fence sitters “permission” to vote for the respective Republicans in each race. I favor former Libertarian …

Can You Back That Up, Bob? — Filner Reids DeMaio

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Guest Commentary by Brian Brady Is it any surprise that Bob Filner is going negative so early? When you consider his consultant’s propensity for negative campaigning, the latest attack on Carl DeMaio’s fundraising success is but a preview of the scorched earth campaign Tom Shepard will have Filner lead this Fall. Mimicking Harry Reid, Filner charged the DeMaio camp with a …

Does Nathan Fletcher Have a Shot At Mayor in 2016?

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Guest Commentary by Brian Brady Bob Filner wants to be San Diego’s next mayor.  You couldn’t tell it from the primary campaign he ran, but what Bob lacks in factual accuracy, fundraising, and hustle he makes up for in guile.  Keep something in mind; Filner pulled a virtual tie in the primary with next to no campaigning. Nathan Fletcher is Bob’s secret …

Professors’ Pensions Restrict Access to UC Education for Poorest Californians

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Guest Commentary by Brian Brady UC-Davis students are being pepper sprayed for chalking protests to tuition increases. At UC Berkeley, guns were drawn and billy clubs were used on the protesting students.  While the media attributed this use of violence to Republicans’ resistance to tax cuts, The OC Register finally had the courage to discuss the root cause of the problem:  Professors’ pension costs are driving …

Earth to Moonbeam: Cut, Cut, Stop, Reform

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by Brian Brady Those of us in the limited government camp, who subscribe to the Austrian School of Economics, have a message for Governor Jerry Brown; cut, cut, stop, reform !  The historical precedent for cutting government is conspicuously absent from high-school history books but government-funded schools aren’t going to bite the hand that funds them: Why you’ve never heard …