“Millions of Americans are rising up to reclaim our country, defend our liberty, and restore the Constitution,” says Ted Cruz, the latest Tea Party insurgent to knock off a favored Republican establishment candidate. And whom is he defending our liberty against? Well, me, I guess. Read story.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
It seems risible to many that United States Anti-Doping Agency publicly condemns an athlete of Armstrong’s stature with what is, as it appears today, hearsay. Read story.
Friday, August 31, 2012
We need a comprehensive conversation about our priorities, and a strategic vision for the future of our county, including its financial stability, or misguided concepts like beach parking fees will continue to threaten what is special about Santa Barbara. Read story.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In the aftermath of the tragic Aurora killings, and the rampage at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, and now three more gun deaths in Texas, I’ve abandoned my previous allegiance to gun control in this country. As a longtime schoolteacher, it’s now obvious to me that we not only need to continue arming adults in America, we should extend this right to all citizen-children over eight years of age. Read story.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The entire opposition-research file drafted by McCain's campaign staff in 2008 in order to vet Romney as a running mate was leaked earlier this year. Read story.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Sick of your health insurer spending your money to lobby for causes that hurt your well-being? Read story.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A remembrance of former UCSB Chancellor Robert Huttenback, and the story of an early attempt to establish an international center for environmental studies. It began one day in 1982, when a contingent of leading citizens of Venice, Italy, arrived on campus, led by Piero Mainardis, one of that city's best-known architects, and including various dukes and duchesses, public officials, and members of the faculty of the University of Venice. Read story.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Ten key guidelines for elected leaders who want to make a difference. Read story.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Also known as Clean Local Energy Available Now, "feed-in-tariffs" provide a power-purchase contract to energy developers meeting certain criteria. They are now the preferred policy mechanism around the world for bringing renewable power online quickly and efficiently. Read story.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
There are two views of why Justice Roberts voted as he did. One view is that he decided solely on the legal issues without any regard to the consequences. The other view is the more intriguing. Read story.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
This month, Carpinteria-based CKE Restaurants, operator of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chain, took steps to improve the lives of pigs in a significant way. Read story.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
As opponents of the Act have pointed out, the bill is over 2,700 pages long and many more pages than that of implementing regulations are sure to follow. This does not bother me, as healthcare is a complex subject. What I do want to hear from those who want to repeal the Act are specifics. What regulations are onerous? Read story.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Communication etiquette has broken down in recent years. Read story.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
We dug ditches in the smoldering heat using shovels, hoes, and pickaxes on a farm in the small village of Ciudad Romero, El Salvador. We were somewhat out of our element. Read story.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Two years ago, budget cuts forced the library to close on Mondays, but now the Santa Barbara City Council has found the funds to restore Monday service, at least from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Read story.