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What CEOs want to talk about

Everyone tells you to meet with the decision maker. Everyone tells you to meet with the CEO.

August 27, 2014

President Obama to seniors: 'Drop Dead!'

Actions speak louder than words and the actions of President Barack Obama sponsoring, and the votes of the Congressional Democrats (and Democrats alone) enacting “Obamacare” clearly say to seniors: “Drop dead!”

August 27, 2014

Asian-bashing Democrats and doormat minorities

Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth. The feeble-minded coot stuck his foot in that mess of a mouth again last week at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. But as mortifying as the Senate majority leader is, there's an even worse spectacle: Asian-American liberals who keep giving top Democrats and their partisan operatives blanket passes.

August 27, 2014

Let’s adjust to the fact of climate change

Let’s face it. Climate change is not a problem that some government edict can resolve. It is a fact. It should be addressed as such.

August 26, 2014

Corruption finds fertile ground in lax state laws

To some, it seems almost as if California has lately become New Jersey West. Incidents of possible corruption and conflict of interest are exposed at least once a month these days, with almost no consequences for anyone involved.

August 26, 2014

Chinese companies enter global smartphone market

Both Apple and Samsung are poised to introduce new smartphones in early September. It’s a yearly ritual that highlights the intense competition between the two leading phone makers, each vying to outdo the other. Most expect Apple to release an iPhone design with a larger 4.7-inch display and Samsung to release a Galaxy 5 with a more substantial enclosure.

August 25, 2014

Real estate trends in life science industry

The life science industry occupies a significant portion of real estate in San Diego and is evolving at a rapid pace. At a recent CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) San Diego educational lunch program, led by Crista Swan of Project Managers Advisors Inc., a panel of experts discussed the driving factors that are changing the industry and the innovations the real estate community is implementing in response. Four key trends emerged.

August 22, 2014

The most ‘socialist’ states in the US

A friend of mine sent me a Web article on the subject of identifying which U.S. states most exhibit a “socialist” approach to governance. The metric used was the ratio of state gross domestic product (GDP) that government spending represented. It then listed the top 10 “socialist” states and the bottom 10 by this percentage metric, and described the state government as controlled by either Democrats or Republicans, drawing a narrative conclusion correlating “socialism” with Democrats.

August 22, 2014

Proposition to overturn Citizens United has pitfalls

Whichever way Californians vote this fall on Proposition 49, which aims to persuade Congress to pass a constitutional amendment overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision on political fundraising, they will send a dangerous message to the rest of America.

August 22, 2014

Will a split Republican Party rally?

With the ashes settled from the crash and burn of the Republican campaign of 2012, it is a good time to reflect on some basic problems. Editorial pages and business magazines are full of advice. Broadcasters add their biased opinions for solutions to help the conservative wing of the party win young and ethnic voters.

August 21, 2014
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