I had lunch today with a guy who is well-connected in local politics. We talked about how the Antelope Valley High School District has recently approved an online charter school, aimed to service “at risk” students who do not succeed… Continue Reading
Last night I got to talking with my friend about why people do things the way they do in public. Mostly we were discussing some local politicians but what we were talking about was why politicians beat the hell out… Continue Reading
Abuses of power are hardly the exclusive province of the Bush White House, and the Bush White House seems to be getting better about this now that there is meaningful political opposition. The same cannot be said of leaders of… Continue Reading
It seems that the massive infrastructure improvements that Governor Schwarzenegger has suggested are going to completely fill out the state’s capacity to issue bonds. As a result, a planned high-speed rail connection between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which for… Continue Reading
This was news to me. I knew that there were more Democrats here in the Antelope Valley as a result of demographic and economic change here — mainly people moving up from Los Angeles to be able to afford houses.… Continue Reading
Great. Twelve years of practice and I’m resigned to the fact that my own political views and lack of religious belief have condemned me to never take a seat on the bench. A price I’m willing to pay to be… Continue Reading
One of our weekly dinner companions is the editor of the local paper. I see his fingerprints all over this one. And you’ve got to admit — the guy has a point.