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...
North Korea Nuclear Threat Graphic

With Nuclear Threat, Can California Learn from Korea?

Can Californians learn to be as cool as Koreans in the face of nuclear annihilation? Visiting Seoul last week, I asked people how they stay sane while living within range of North Korea’s weapons. Kim Jong Un’s capital, Pyongyang, is 120 miles from Seoul—th...
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