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Prevailing wage law promotes middle-class jobs

Five cities, including several in San Diego County, recently filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of a bipartisan state law, SB 7, that was designed to encourage more cities to pay prevailing wage on local construction projects in order to increase quality, create more middle class jobs and provide the best possible value to local taxpayers.

April 17, 2014

So Ö who owns the country?

“Congress shall have Power to … (E)xercise like authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings:…”

April 16, 2014

Itís not failure ó itís failure to do your best

I’m often asked, “Why do salespeople fail?”

April 16, 2014

The legacy of Obama's illegal immigrant aunt

Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's illegal immigrant aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. I hope she rests in peace. America, however, should be up in arms.

April 16, 2014

Minimum-wage increase gets unprecedented GOP backing

From the moment Franklin Roosevelt proposed America’s first minimum-wage law in 1938 (25 cents per hour, or $11 a week), conservatives have fought increases every time and everywhere they’ve been proposed.

April 15, 2014

First Amendment requires exercise

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution consists of 45 relatively simple words. The Legal Information Institute, on a website under a Cornell University Law School banner, says the Amendment “protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference.”

April 15, 2014

Teaching music is good for business and law students

There have been more articles recently about schools cutting arts and music budgets. As though music is expendable. As though we and our children can live without it.

April 15, 2014

Mophie Space Pack offers more battery power, memory

If there’s one thing our smartphones need more of, it’s battery power. On a recent trip I exhausted my iPhone 5s’s battery by noon. It was partially due to my hotel having poor WiFi and needing to use my phone as a hot spot. But with all the new things we’re doing with our phones — playing games, browsing the Internet, reading books and watching videos — there’s rarely enough battery power to get through the day, particularly with iPhones.

April 14, 2014

Golf course raises a stink; owner pursues ballot measure

The political travails surrounding the future of the fenced-in Escondido Country Clubhouse and its abandoned golf course continue into the second year this month. Its owner is now circulating a petition to allow an initiative on the November ballot that would free up the property for residential development.

April 14, 2014

Lots of reasons not to trust state government

Californians don’t trust their state government. That’s nothing really new, but right now there’s as much cause for distrust as ever before in modern times.

April 11, 2014
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