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Board chair’s upbeat take on bullet train at sharp odds with MSM

When James Fallows of The Atlantic came out last week in strong support of the California high-speed rail project, I responded with an unnecessarily snarky piece — sorry, James — headlined “7 ways James Fallows is wrong about the CA bullet

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Top officials live up (down?) to bullet train tradition 2

June 10, 2013 By Chris Reed When the Los Angeles Times broke the story in April that the California High-Speed Rail Authority had quietly changed the rules to de-emphasize the importance of technical competence among bidders for the first segment

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N.Y. Times shames Mercury-News on AB 32 coverage 10

April 23, 2013 By Chris Reed The fact that no one in the California media besides me has reported that the Obama administration considers fracking no big deal and just another heavy industry is pretty amazing. Obama’s picks for EPA

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Is there ever any positive news about the bullet train? 5

April 4, 2013 By Chris Reed Is there ever any hard, legit good news about the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s plan to build a state bullet-train network? The stories last week about the U.S. Government Accountability Office depicting CHSRA’s ridership

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Bullet train: Is L.A. Times’ beat reporter ashamed of edit page? 9

March 28, 2013 By Chris Reed There’s been quite a bit of good reporting done on the bullet-train fiasco. Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury-News and Lance Williams of California Watch jump to mind. But Ralph Vartabedian of the

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