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What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

. By Ed Ring . California’s High-Speed Rail project fails to justify itself according to any set of rational criteria. Its ridership projections are absurdly inflated, its environmental benefits are overstated if not actually net detriments, and its cost, its staggering cost, $64 billion by the latest estimate, overwhelms anyone with even a remote sense of […]

Risk, Reward, Regulation and Space Tourism

Risk, Reward, Regulation and Space Tourism

. By Thomas L. Knapp Writing at Quartz, Tim Fernholz notes that early space tourists “won’t benefit from the tight regulation we’ve come to expect in everything from air transport to private automobiles.” Although the Federal Aviation Administration enjoys approval authority over launches, the Commercial Space Act limits government interference in post-launch space flight. That’s […]

GOP2 Reflections on the GOP Convention by Richard Eber

GOP2 Reflections on the GOP Convention by Richard Eber

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Wandering around the Republican Convention as a reporter was a new experience for me. Having been a decline to state voter since Bush Jr’s second term, I was expecting with Donald Trump’s victory last fall, this place would be a hot bed of political activism. […]

Monasteries of the Mind

Monasteries of the Mind

By Victor Davis Hanson When everything is politicized, people retreat into mental mountaintops — dreams of the past and fantasies of the future.   So long, it’s been good to know ya, So long, it’s been good to know ya, So long, it’s been good to know ya. This dusty old dust is a-gettin’ my […]

James Comey’s disappointing tap dance

James Comey’s disappointing tap dance

  James Comey again tries to ruin politics James Comey, the director of the FBI, continues to act like a jerk for every season. The man who first tried to save Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and then tried to wreck it at the eleventh hour, reprised his familiar tap dance Monday with Congress. It’s getting stale. […]

Trump is challenging the whole CIA-media nexus

Trump is challenging the whole CIA-media nexus

    By Jon Rappoport Trump’s attack on the CIA came into focus after the CIA claimed Putin subverted the election on behalf of Trump. The Trump team retorted: Ridiculous; reminds us of the CIA’s phony assessment of Saddam’s WMDs that led to the disastrous war against Iraq. Then the CIA’s gloves came off. But […]

McCain versus Paul: The New Red Scare Masks US Foreign Policy Insanity

McCain versus Paul: The New Red Scare Masks US Foreign Policy Insanity

. By Thomas L. Knapp On March 15, US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) revealed just how ridiculous the American political establishment’s reliance on Vladimir Putin as boogeyman has become. McCain, seeking the Senate’s unanimous consent to advance a bill supporting admission of the small country of Montenegro to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, warned that […]

Financial Stability Board’s Climate Cabal expands power and wealth, by targeting financial and insurance industries

Financial Stability Board’s Climate Cabal expands power and wealth, by targeting financial and insurance industries

. By Paul Driessen The $1.5-trillion Climate Crisis industry is not about to go quiet into that dark night, or to strut but an hour upon the stage, to then be heard no more. In these desperate times, it is unleashing even more sound and fury, and assaulting new targets, in a frantic effort to expand […]

Women’s March Madness

Women’s March Madness

By LARRY SAND    International Women’s Day showed us what radical women are really about.  March 8th saw many International Women’s Day (IWD) events that showcased elitist women’s anger and victimology. Typical was American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten who spoke at the “Women Workers Rising” rally outside the Department of Labor headquarters in […]

Heard it On the Grapevine: Magnavino Cellars Hosts a Verily Good Time

Heard it On the Grapevine:  Magnavino Cellars Hosts a Verily Good Time

By Raven West Several hundred of Rob and Barbara Wagner’s closest friends were invited to “Castle Magnavino” to enjoy a Medieval style celebration at Magnavino Cellars’ Renaissance themed wine club member’s pick-up party. Wine club members and guests came dressed in festive medieval costumes. Empty goblets were soon filled with Magnavino’ s finest selection of varietals, […]