Politics

Merrie Olde England, Guns and Grappling

Merrie Olde England, Guns and Grappling

It’s not exactly an onomatopoeia. That’s a word that sounds like what it’s depicting, like “sizzle” or “plop”— and not, despite how it sounds when spoken aloud, what two-year-old boys yell to their mothers when nature calls and they can’t quite reach the doorknob on the closed bathroom door.

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High-Speed Rail Is Once Again Side-Tracked

High-Speed Rail Is Once Again Side-Tracked

Out of the $4 billion requested by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, this is how much money has been designated for it in the state’s $262.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22, which began this month: $0.00.

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Heard Immunity? We Take a Listening Tour

Heard Immunity? We Take a Listening Tour

Do you remember when Hillary Clinton, running for President in 2016, embarked on what she called her “listening tour”? It was intended to portray her as having a connection with the country’s working class

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Drought Measures Presented in a Dry Manner

Drought Measures Presented in a Dry Manner

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff of summer and we’re now officially in a drought here in California. Until Governor Gavin Newsom declared it, we were evidently in an ex officio drought, which was a little like having a learner’s permit but not being allowed to climb into the full disaster to buckle up and go for a spin. Or having a designer need to have a licensed architect sign off on an architectural drawing in order to make it an architectural design.

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