Regionalism: Obama’s Quiet Anti-Suburban Revolution

The con­sen­sus response to Pres­i­dent Obama’s Knox Col­lege speech on the econ­o­my is that the admin­is­tra­tion has been reduced to push­ing a menu of stale and timid poli­cies that, in any case, won’t be enact­ed. But what if the admin­is­tra­tion isn’t actu­al­ly out of ideas? What if Obama’s bold­est pol­i­cy ini­tia­tive is mere­ly some­thing he’d […]

United Nations – Agenda 21 – Sustainable Development and the Regional One Bay Area Plan

Over the past few years I and many oth­ers in the Bay Area have been fight­ing against a plan that will social­ly re-engi­neer our lives referred to as the One Bay Area Plan. It will trans­form the lives of over 9 mil­lion peo­ple and towns in 9 coun­ties over the next 25 to 30 years […]

Refuting a Flyer: Case Study from ‘One Bay Area’ — The San Francisco Bay Area Regional Plan

We all know how impor­tant it is to be sure that our infor­ma­tion is accu­rate when we’re pre­sent­ing it to the pub­lic and to our allies in the strug­gle against glob­al gov­er­nance.  We received someone’s fly­er about ONE BAY AREA that was full of exag­ger­a­tion and mis­in­for­ma­tion.  It might feel good to put togeth­er some­thing […]

How MTC sneaked Vehicle Miles Traveled tax into One Bay Area Plan

The Con­tra Cos­ta Times edi­to­r­i­al of July 18 “Car tax idea is out of the box: Put it back!” expressed shock and out­rage about “… the cre­ative audac­i­ty of Bay Area lead­ers propos­ing a per-mile tax on dri­ving, maybe as ear­ly as next year, using — wait for it — a GPS-like track­er!” But what […]