When temperatures rise and the haze becomes thick, local commuters are encouraged to spare the air — a smog-reducing initiative aimed at persuading people to ditch their cars and take public transit.
However, the message promoting public transit doesn’t seem to extend to the agency running the program. Read More
With a schedule as hectic as President Obama's it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help -- but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? And in a recession? According to Ashley Parker at the New York Times, Obama's fitness czar Cornell McClellan comes out to D.C. Read More
Remember the new and improved, business-friendly Obama that their was so much hoopla about afew months ago? Yeah, just go ahead and forget about that: Read More
One of the Senate's most liberal members, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is signalling that the votes are there should the chamber decide to pass legislation delaying the EPA's regulation of carbon emissions: Read More
In the two major policy initiatives of the president and the majority party -- universal health insurance and a limit on carbon emissions -- details do not matter.
In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid is producing the legislative equivalent of a hobo stew as he tries to wring out the final few votes for the president's health plan. Whatever ideas Democrats have had on health care over the last 30 years are going in the pot. Read More
As Mayor Gavin Newsom touted The City’s reduction of carbon emissions on Tuesday, environmental groups were pushing for him to go even further. Read More