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California Rail Fail
California Rail Fail
In California, the Trains Never Run on Time

California’s high-speed rail project has always been about politics, not economics.

California Rail Fail
Greens Steaming as CA Gov. Brown Chases Bullet Train

California Governor Jerry Brown’s beloved bullet train project has had a rough go of it lately. As public support for it has plummeted, he has inadvertently antagonized the environmentalists in his base while it gets tossed around by the courts. A pending appellate court review on Brown’s access to $8.6 billion in bond money will decide the next chapter in the bullet train saga, which stands today about where it did two years ago: without a credible source of funding or a good justification for why it’s necessary.

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Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

Donald's European Vacation

There is no escaping that the leader of the Free World alienated much of the Free World yesterday in Europe.

Reefer Madness

There is a case for the federal government to err on the side of restriction and use some of the legal means at its disposal to curb the proliferation of cheap pot.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

deep state

The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

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