Big Oil, Wall Street and Washington are in a tizzy about the U.S. oil imports, but, for a change, it may be in a good way. The massive growth in the U.S. oil production (due to fracking oil shale areas) is cutting into the balance of trade deficit for the


Editor’s Note: the article below originally was published by NewGeography.com under the headline “Urban Planning For People.” Wendell Cox is a Visiting Professor, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris and the author of “War on the Dream: How Anti-Sprawl Policy Threatens the Quality of Life.” Professor Cox makes the case

Well, the New Year has arrived along with hard deadlines for compliance with CARB’s regulations. For those hesitant about retrofitting, we think we’ve created the perfect cover that expresses why so many have truckers are concerned about that option.

SACRAMENTO —Introduced just four days before the close of the legislative session, lawmakers approved sweeping changes to California’s workers’ compensation system in the final hours, sending Gov. Jerry Brown a 170-page bill that has both pluses and minuses for business and those the system is supposed to help.