A 43-year-old man who had been facing retrial in the stabbing last year of his roommate instead pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor assault, his attorney said.
Nancy Farmer is the executive director of Private College 529 Plan, a prepaid program that allows parents to save for private universities in the future at today’s rates. The rate rises each July 1.
A study by the Phoenix Center that was published in April received too little attention in the nation’s mainstream media. With the most recent data showing the economy is clearly stagnating, and with the federal budget talks on Capitol Hill similarly stumbling along, it’s time that the Phoenix study of the impact of federal regulation on private-sector job creation gets the notice it deserves.
Now we’re supposed to pay $4 million for an engineering study and $50 million for a suicide-prevention net. Doesn’t the once beautiful Golden Gate Bridge already look like a prison, with its chain link fencing and concertina wire? Don’t waste millions on a project that only affects an average of 17 people per year.
Sir Walter Scott wasn’t writing about politics when he sagely observed two centuries ago, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” But he could have been — and his poetry perfectly describes the ironic consequences of two deceptive California ballot measures drafted by Democratic politicians and their allies.