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An Open Internet

The possibility exists for Internet service providers to subtly block information by slowing download or streaming speeds. Read story.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sorry About Your Divorce

When a marriage ends in divorce, considering the emotional loss a personal defeat doesn't help, nor does societal shaming. Read story.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Climate's a-Gonna Change

After British Columbia implemented a revenue-neutral carbon tax, its use of petroleum fuels dropped 15.1 percent. Read story.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Employee Background Checks

To protect your company, you need to perform full due diligence before hiring your next employee. Read story.

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Voltaire Moment for Liberals

Speech is only free when all, even antiabortion activists, may speak with freedom. Read story.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Water Crisis Is a Policy Crisis

To assure a secure water future, we must change the way it is distributed across the state. Read story.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fat Tuesday Revisited

Diets that outlaw certain foods create their own Mardi Gras. Read story.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Why I Support the Civil Gang Injunction

People opposing the civil injunction claim it costs too much. How short-sighted to hang the future of our young people on the red herring of money. Read story.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Different View of Burma

Burma is a beautiful country with a long and tragic history of internal conflict among its many ethnic groups (one being the Rohingya). Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hannah Apricot Visits Cuba

Delegates to the International Permaculture Convergence show a picture of life with little petroleum March 19. Read story.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Why I Oppose the Gang Injunction

This expensive yet weak law enforcement tool may lower property values, harm our vibrant tourism industry, and does not address root causes of gangs. Read story.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Protect and Restore Goleta Beach

Imagine going to Goleta Beach Park and finding no beach. Read story.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We Must All Conserve Water

By now we’ve all heard the news: The drought is here, and it is very real. Read story.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Commemorating Fukushima

Nearby earthquake fault lines make Diablo nuclear plant a danger like the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, whose meltdown anniversary is March 11. Read story.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Grass Is Always Greener

Some history about revenue neutrality agreements might help clarify the discussion. Read story.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014