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October 20, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from St. Louis — For a team that led the majors in hitting this season, it wasn't much of a rally: a couple of squib hits, a stolen base, an error and a scoring fly ball off the bat of a one-legged outfielder. But it might prove to be the rally that saves the season for the Texas Rangers, who scored on a pair of ninth-inning sacrifice flies Thursday to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in Game 2 of the World Series, evening the best-of-seven series heading back to Texas for Game 3 on Saturday.
November 7, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
Like many of my fellow Californians, I awoke Wednesday morning, rubbed the sleep from my eyes, and discovered that our state had seceded from the union. Anti-incumbent tidal wave? We reached back 27 years to find an incumbent governor to embrace. Small government? By passing Proposition 25, we started to unlock the manacles preventing the state Legislature from actually passing a budget in the year it's supposed to take effect. Removing the dead hand of regulation so the private sector can pump up its job-creating chest and bellow?
August 1, 2012
Re "Deficit debate driven by the wealthy," Column, July 29 Your readers are entitled to better than Michael Hiltzik's column on deficit reduction, which substitutes invective for rational discussion. The Simpson-Bowles plan may not be the best possible for deficit reduction, but to dismiss it out of hand is absurd. The plan was considered by a bipartisan committee of 18 members chosen by the president and Congress. It was approved by 11 of the 18 members of the commission.
October 7, 2012
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September 27, 2012
Get ready for some Honey Boo Boo holidays. The TLC network said Wednesday that it has ordered Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials focusing on its 7-year-old breakout star, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. The series aired its 10th and final episode of its debut season on Wednesday. The show centers around Thompson, her mother, June Shannon, and their rural Georgia family and has been a breakout hit for the cable network. TLC has also ordered additional episodes of the series to air next spring.
August 17, 2012
Re "Hollywood hurts as TV production joins film exodus," Aug. 15 The case for the Republican assertion that raising taxes on job creators hurts the economy could not be made any clearer. Many Hollywood executives and big-name actors passionately support such liberal politicians as Gov. Jerry Brown and President Obama, who call for raising taxes on high-income earners. Yet it is the average Joes like the "grips, location managers and other crew members" mentioned in the article who suffer job losses when wealthy producers take their shows to more tax-friendly states.
April 29, 2011 | By Christi Parsons and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times
President Obama, taking new steps to repair ties with the country's business leaders and win their support for his economic agenda, dispatched his top aide to meet with chief executives on key issues — especially the need to raise the limit on federal debt and head off concern over a national default. White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, a former business executive and Obama's chief emissary in the effort, urged Chicago business leaders in meetings Wednesday and Thursday to convey their own worries about the threat of default to Republican leaders in Congress.
June 7, 2012
There are reasons not to extract too many lessons from Gov. Scott Walker's convincing victory in the Wisconsin recall election Tuesday. For one thing, he faced a weak opponent in Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and for another, he vastly outspent Barrett to win by 7 percentage points. Most important, voters seemed to understand that a recall wasn't the right remedy for Walker's actions. As California was forced to learn the hard way, the recall is a better device for removing a governor who has engaged in misconduct than for punishing one over policy disagreements.
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