As cash-strapped California grapples with a historic budget deficit, a new database and Web site is revealing which government employees from that state are receiving six-figure salaries in retirement. The site, recently posted by the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility, shows that 4,818 retired California government workers receive annual pension payments of at least $100,000. The site allows users to easily ascertain the names of every government employee earning six-figure retirements.
OK, Maybe Oscar de la Hoya deserves a break. After an embarrassing loss to Manny Pacquiao, De la Hoya last month retired from boxing. He said he couldn't continue to fight if he could not compete with the sport's brightest young stars. But that last performance looks pretty good in light of the wicked beating that Pacquiao put on Ricky Hatton Saturday night.
A prominent conservative analyst from the National Review Institute is spurning the Obama administration's invitation to partake in a roundtable talk on the detention of terrorism suspects, saying he believes he would be but a "prop" in a game that is rigged. Andrew C. McCarthy, a senior fellow at the conservative think tank, wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying thanks for the invitation to the May 4 event ... but no thanks.
A House subcommittee this week approved a raft of bills that, if passed on the floor, would expand support for small businesses owned by veterans, Native Americans and women.