A year later and still worth a read...
Independence Day -- 90 percent of the Declaration of Independence is still good after 235 years :)
Water Bond DOA -- California's water bond never survived. The cross-subsidies described in this post was one reason why, and they are ALWAYS a bad idea. That doesn't mean that we won't see local water managers pursing gold-plated fantasies.
In the end, we need to be clear on how to make good public policy for the public
Why I quit Facebook -- I rejoined and then quit again. I don't miss it. (Irony: Just joined Google+ and not sure how that will go...)