Yes to Desalination 13

Sept. 28, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The Western Hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination plant moved a huge step closer to actually being built with the tentative agreement Thursday by the San Diego County Water Authority to buy all the water produced

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Best chroniclers of bullet-train follies miss obvious angle on self-driving cars 3

Sept. 26, 2012 By Chris Reed Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury-News — the newspaper reporter and the California newspaper who/that have done by far the best job of straight-forwardly illustrating the lunacy of the high-speed rail project —

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Politics clogs solutions to Delta water problems 6

Sept. 25, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Members of “Restore the Delta” have recently accused Gov. Jerry Brown of telling a “whopper” that fixing levees in the Sacramento Delta is not feasible. Brown’s accusers are: Robert Pike and Barbara-Barrigan Parilla.  Pike

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In the spirit of ‘Animal Farm’: Some projects are more ‘worthwhile’ than others 4

By Chris Reed Sept. 21 The difference between the federal government’s go-slow-or-is-it-no-go approach on the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the let’s-get-it-done push for the first segment of the California bullet train is instructive, in that in both cases we

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San Francisco approves ‘coercive’ green energy plan 17

Sept. 21, 2012 By Dave Roberts Thousands of San Francisco residents may be sucked into a green energy plan that will raise their electricity rates 77 percent without their knowledge or consent. Beginning next spring, half of the city’s 375,000

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The coming American energy independence 5

Sept. 19, 2012 By Chriss Street This is a crucial development for California, which recently slipped to fourth among the 50 states in oil production. Texas remains first, followed by North Dakota and its lucrative new Bakken formation, then Alaska in

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San Francisco offloads green power bills onto U.S. taxpayers 5

Sept. 19, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi San Francisco must have taken a chapter out of Laer Pearce’s new book “Crazifornia.” The city’s new CleanPower SF plan garners subsidies from U.S. taxpayers for green-power purchases. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But you would have

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The California train to nowhere 13

Sept. 18, 2012 By B. Wayne Hughes Jr. This past July, the California Legislature approved starting construction on the first 130 miles of the much hyped high-speed rail from San Francisco to Anaheim.  That’s an ante of $8 billion just

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Best short explanation of Obamacare

Sept. 15, 2012 By John Seiler I’ve discovered the best short description yet of Obamacare. It comes in a slam against Mitt Romney by Joe Klein in Time magazine. Klein is a big backer of Obamacare, and of tyrannical central

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Budget crisis upside: vindication of critiques of state Democrats 3

Sept. 14, 2012 By Chris Reed The budget battles of the past few years may have been aggravating, but they have also been full of moments of vindication for conservatives and libertarians who have long watched Sacramento operate with fury

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