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  • Commentary: Electric cars, the AQMD and other bad ideas

    Do you know who, or what, is behind the AQMD? If you're from Southern California, you're likely aware that this bureaucratic acronym stands for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Sounds innocuous, right? It's anything but.
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...

    Commentary: President refuses to negotiate with House

    During the Reagan years, the federal government shut down eight times. It would be inaccurate to say that the Democrats, who then controlled Congress, shut down the government, because it takes two to play shutdown chicken. Certainly, though, the...

    Comments & Curiosities: Calendars and some confusion

    Monday is Presidents' Day. But you already knew that. Tell me something, though, just between us. What does Presidents' Day mean to you? Go ahead. Anyone? No? The reason all you can hear is crickets when I ask that question is that the only thing...

    Comments & Curiosities: Enjoy the attacks and slant while you can

    You're sad, aren't you? Be honest. You're all upset because Tuesday is Election Day and campaign season is almost over. You want the commercials and the campaign mail and the media coverage to just go on and on, don't you? Political campaigns – you...