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Great video of Governor Jerry Brown’s meeting with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board, a body which has been swinging to the right lately even as California continues to undergo a long-term shift toward the left. Specifically, the clip below shows Governor Brown giving strong support to the high speed rail project, showing a vision […]

May 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown met with reporters and editorial writers at the San Francisco Chronicle today and continued to back the high speed rail project: Brown was most passionate in his defense of a high-speed rail plan connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco, a 520-mile project expected to eventually cost $68 billion. The projected outlay has […]

May 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

This op-ed from LA Times editorial writer Karin Klein is one of the most appalling things I’ve read in a very long time. She uses the news of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet slowly collapsing to argue against funding high speed rail. No, seriously. This has to be seen to be believed: It has to […]

May 13th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

This is why I am so adamant about building high speed rail: The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday. The finding, which had been feared by […]

May 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized