Think twice about carrying a gun

A panel of the 9th Federal Circuit Court in Peruta v. County of San Diego (actually the county sheriff) surprised nearly everyone by upholding our Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

April 23, 2014

NBC's cognitive dissonant hack syndrome

I've always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree.

April 23, 2014

Pardon our dust while we update Scripps pier

The mid-20th century is looked upon fondly around Scripps Institution of Oceanography as its golden era of exploration. Scripps took advantage of the close ties it established with the U.S. Navy during World War II to launch some of the most ambitious interrogations of the ocean ever taken in the 1950s and 1960s. We designed missions with the Navy and conducted many of our research cruises in repurposed ships given to us by the Navy.

April 23, 2014

Commercial landlords rent to pot stores at their risk

If you are a commercial landlord and thinking about renting to a marijuana store, you'll need some facts.

April 22, 2014

Favor it or not, death penalty changes needed

Few topics divide California as consistently or as evenly as the death penalty. The last time voters had their say on it, they opted by a vote of just over 51-49 percent to keep it around.

April 22, 2014

Letter from Ukraine: ‘There is no belief in tomorrow’

National headlines regarding the Ukraine get worse each day. No one seems to know what to do or, indeed, if the United States ought to do anything at all. Sanctions against Russia? Arms or financial aid for Ukraine’s police and military?

April 22, 2014

Cordless vacuum cleaner from Dyson pricey but effective

Great design and technology are particularly satisfying when applied to products that improve doing routine, mundane tasks. Household products have been a latecomer to incorporating clever design, great industrial design and improved functionality. But two companies have shown what great imagination and design can do to set them apart.

April 21, 2014

GM looking promising down the road

I often talk about being patient when it comes to investing, but you may not understand what that means. Also, I hardly ever share recent buys in my portfolio, but to help you understand patience, I’m going to discuss a recent purchase.

April 18, 2014

Why peace usually wins out

When you think about all the struggles and violence in the world today, it seems that we are consumed as a species with fighting. We fight over oil fields and parking spaces. We fight over fishing grounds and whose skin color is best. We fight over who can gain the most yardage on a football field, and we fight over who gets to be the ultimate cage fighter.

April 18, 2014

Democratic convention shows restraint Brown provides

One well-worn thought that has not been heard since Jerry Brown in 2010 won his third term as governor is the notion that California’s lawmakers need some adult supervision.

April 18, 2014
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