These were relevant a year ago and -- alas! -- they still are:
Do Not Steal to Balance the Budget! -- Politicians who prefer to rob than spend less. More on that in Governor Blackmail
BEST: A Few Thoughts on Health Care -- this is still right and the health care bill missed it. Bummer for us (patients, workers and citizens)
Stockton Update -- dissecting a failed privatization.
BEST: Powell on Arid Lands -- wow. This book should really be read by everyone west of the Mississippi. Snow of DWR and Quinn of ACWA didn't appear to, since they forgot to mention the Demand Side of shortage. Instead, they want a Peripheral Canal, which was just as popular as toxic waste in the 1982 referendum.
Happy Birthday to My Dad! -- He's one year older (77!) and politicians are STILL telling people what to do. Bummer. Speaking of that, Tienanmen -- 20 Years Later reminds me to say "Fuck the fascists" -- still.
BEST: Money Grabs -- do deposits on bottled water help?