Is Lance Armstong Living Strong or Hiding Scared?
Lance Armstrong’s life, like his cycling races, has been filled with many twists and turns. Most recently the seven time Tour de France winner avoided federal charges over alleged doping. But the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is continuing its investigation: maybe another curve awaits (Bill Gifford, “It’s Not About the Lab Rats,” Outside Magazine, 1/8/11). Armstrong’s story has been repeated so often that it has become | Read More »
Boondoggle Projects Threaten California with Third World Status
-By Martha Montelongo Gov. Jerry Brown has an interesting definition of “third world.” In an interview with a San Francisco radio station last week, Brown said California would become “a Third World country” unless the state builds a ghastly $100 billion high-speed rail line that’s been fraught with mismanagement, cost overruns and shaky ridership projections. It’s an odd claim, considering many third-world nations are characterized | Read More »
Fiddling While California Burns
This week there is even more evidence that the ruinous taxation and out-of-control spending of California politicians and the state’s big spending lobbyists have pushed the Golden State over the edge. Today, the state announced massive cuts to essential services like schools and police. About $980 million will be slashed from the budget, with K-12 education and law enforcement bearing some of the biggest cuts. | Read More »