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Here Come the Rain and Drought

What is it about natural disasters and irony? Just as local authorities in Detroit were denying thousands of people access to running water, the bankrupt city experienced... Read more »

Feds Should Delay Action on Jails to After Nov. Election

Citing a dramatic increase in suicides in Los Angeles County jails, federal officials have rejected the county’s efforts to keep control of its beleaguered jail... Read more »

It Takes a Mentor

As high school seniors start to churn out their college applications, elite campuses are trying to catch the attention of high-achieving and gifted low-income students... Read more »

Troubling Lack of Diversity In Environmental Movement

The environmental movement needs to diversify. A recent study of environmental organizations casts a spotlight on this problem. “The current state of racial diversity... Read more »

If it Yelps, Let it Go

Crowd-sourcing is a novel way of organizing our society these days. Whether we’re trying to fund projects through Kickstarter or GoFundMe or editing the next big... Read more »

California Bans the Plastic Bag

This week California became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. The governor signed a bill that prohibits large grocery stores starting in July 2015... Read more »

Hispanic Choices of Political Party

Recently, a column of mine drew heavy response from an excited group of Hispanics far to the left that disagreed substantially with the points I made. If they had... Read more »

November’s Elections Won’t Resolve Much of Anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag... Read more »

The Nouveau Sodbusters

We know from the childhood song that Old MacDonald had a farm. But e-i-e-i-o — look who’s got his farm now. It’s outfits like American Farmland, Farmland Partners,... Read more »

Property Owners Losing More than Termites to Fumigation

It seems that people who are trying to get rid of termites and other pests tenting their home or business to be fumigated, could also be getting rid of some of their... Read more »

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