Nanu nanu, dear Mork

Everyone I know — myself included — has been more affected by the apparent suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams than almost any other tragedy in the headlines in recent years.

August 15, 2014

Tesla has state walking a tightrope

California government is walking a tightrope, put in that position by one of the latest in the large corps of successful high-tech startups this state has spawned over the past few decades.

August 15, 2014

Coronado: At home in the world of Oz

Fantasy fans followed the Yellow Brick Road last week to an Oz Festival in Coronado celebrating 75 years of the 1939 blockbuster film. Oz in Coronado? How did that happen? Well, many of the famous books that have captivated children for over a century were written there.

August 14, 2014

The keys to accurate, original thinking

Have you ever thought about the way you think? How do thoughts just pop into your head? How do you create an idea?

August 13, 2014

California: A great place for kids?

The Annie E. Casey Foundation produces a publication every year called “Kids Count.” The foundation’s goal is to improve outcomes for America’s most vulnerable children.

August 13, 2014

The K Street president

Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up.

August 13, 2014

Patriots, detractors, wealth and success

Many in this country who consider themselves patriots accept the fact that the U.S. system of capitalism and democracy has flaws, but they consider those flaws minor compared to other ways people have of managing their societies. As Winston Churchill has oft been quoted, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

August 12, 2014

Higher turnout among fall election certainties

Make no mistake; the fall election season began the evening of June 3, just as soon as the primary election polls closed. But no one has spent much on the election since then, nor have most voters focused on any issues to be decided in November.

August 12, 2014
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