Joe Mathews

High-Speed Rail Deniers Have It All Wrong

If California’s train deniers are right—that no one ever rides trains here, that Californians prefer to drive or fly, and that high-speed rail is a boondoggle that won’t attract riders — then how do you explain...

Oprah the Politician? Run for County Supervisor First

Opinion by Joe Mathews Dear Oprah, You might become a fine president. But you and your state, California, would be better off if you ran for Santa Barbara County supervisor instead. That’s no joke. If you want to tackle some of our nati...
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