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Protecting California children from life

Protecting California children from life Under current California law, public school children in fifth, seventh and ninth grades are given a physical fitness test that measures everything from aerobic capacity to flexibility and upper body strength. According to the California Department of Education, “the main goal of the test is to help students in starting […]

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Sgt. Ron Helus, who died protecting others, remembered as a ‘hero’

Sgt. Ron Helus, who died protecting others, remembered as a ‘hero’ It was 1989, and Sgt. Ron Helus was still in the academy. The instructors there, in a dusty corner of Camarillo, would test recruits’ composure by ragging on them, ribbing them, trying to get them to laugh. If they cracked a smile — push-ups. […]

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The Jones Act improves security and is worth protecting

The Jones Act improves security and is worth protecting The CATO Institute recently opined in these pages about why I should stop supporting the Jones Act. While I appreciate their attempt to debate this important issue, their arguments are misleading and far from compelling. The Jones Act is a federal law requiring vessels traveling between […]

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Protecting taxpayer interests in the fire liability fight

Protecting taxpayer interests in the fire liability fight One of the most contentious political battles currently being waged in Sacramento during the final two weeks of the legislative session is over the extent to which investor-owned utilities, such as Pacific Gas & Electric, should be held liable and have to compensate property owners for the […]

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