In the U.S. Capitol, in the White House and especially in the U.S. Justice Department, it’s time to stop cutting bait and starting to catch fish: There’s a vast cover-up taking place and we — the public — now know enough to recognize that we are being played as suckers. It’s either that or many […]
Many members of the fourth estate — newspapers, broadcasters, the press and other media — are having a rocky introduction to the rough-and-tumble world of competitive business at the hands of our new president. So are many politicians. Long grown accustomed to a stately progression of government and politics, with timeframes for progress long and disruptions rare, they […]
A spate of recent media stories all describe the “big win” that will result for Southern California and California farmers now that the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) passed the Senate during the lame-duck session. WIIN — an omnibus bill that incorporates elements of a House companion bill titled the Water Resources […]
For many outside of California — both in the West and throughout the nation — the once-Golden State passed the point of self-inflicted dysfunction some time back and has evolved further into a chaffing irritation worthy of close attention.