You hear a lot about gun control laws lately but it’s really about people control. But these bills that are introduced or, like in New York, passed into law, all depend on people actually enforcing these unconstitutional laws. In the case of gun control laws, especially search and seizure, it comes down to the military […]
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- Penalties for BNSF After 14 Hazardous Spills March 27, 2015The post Penalties for BNSF After 14 Hazardous Spills appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- House Dems: Raise $1.5 Billion with Taxes, But Drop Inslee Polluter Plan March 27, 2015House Democrats propose to raise $1.5 billion in new revenue over the next two years to pay for education and social service spending. A capital-gains tax is included in their budget plan — but not the governor’s proposed tax on big carbon polluters. The post House Dems: Raise $1.5 Billion with Taxes, But Drop Inslee […]
- WaBA: An Opportunity to Strengthen I-937 March 27, 2015I-937 has been a landmark success, boosting solar and wind electricity. It’s important we make any changes carefully. Senate Bill 5735 gives us a good start by including Carbon Reduction Investments, in transportation for example, which is our biggest carbon pollution source. The post WaBA: An Opportunity to Strengthen I-937 appeared first on Washington State […]
- Top 3 International Stories to Watch Today: Yemen, Iraq & Nigeria March 26, 20151) As Houthi rebels continued to gain ground in Yemen this week, Saudi Arabia has decided to step in. The Saudis began “Operation Decisive Storm,” with 150,000 soldiers and a series of air attacks to drive back the Houthis from their positions. Iran has condemned the attacks. The turmoil inside Yemen could lead to great […]
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- Martin O’Malley: Hillary Clinton Is No Longer The ‘Best Choice’ March 29, 2015
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- Senators: Spies May Have Intercepted Hillary Emails March 28, 2015There are growing concerns that Hillary Clinton's decision to use a private email server to conduct State Department business may have allowed foreign spies to access her correspondence, according to the chairmen of three major Senate national security oversight committees.
- Federal Transit Inequities, Part 2 March 27, 2015A few weeks ago, the Antiplanner presented data showing that the distribution of federal transit dollars to urban areas was highly uneven, ranging from 26 cents per transit rider to $2.17 per transit rider. The main factor that appeared to make a difference was whether the urban area was building expensive new rail transit lines. […]
- Self-Driving from San Francisco to New York March 26, 2015A self-driving car traveling from San Francisco to New York is about half-way through its journey, having reached Ft. Worth, Texas yesterday. The car is an Audi, but its self-driving electronics have been designed by Delphi, an auto supply company. Like Continental and Bosch, Delphi has been developing its own self-driving hardware and software. This […]
- Withholding Funds to Improve Transit March 25, 2015The Washington Metro rail system is falling apart. Should local governments (which are responsible for most operations and maintenance costs) “key their payments to a certain number of problem-free rush hours, say 10 or so to start, before the payment is made?” a Washington Post reader asks Dr. Gridlock. “Maybe then they would be forced […]