John Sexton

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Central California is Sinking as Groundwater is Depleted

Parts of California's central valley are sinking, the Sacramento Bee reports, as farmers faced with drought and water sources cut off to protect the Delta smelt are pumping out deep groundwater to save their crops. The situation is serious enough that even some farmers are calling for new regulations on groundwater usage. Apr 8, 2014 5:43 AM PT

Globovision Anchor Quits on Air, Cites Censorship

News anchor Reimy Chavez quit his job at Venezuela's Globovision TV on air last week. In an interview published today, Chavez says he quit because he feared he was becoming an "accomplice to censorship." Apr 7, 2014 4:55 PM PT

The Danger of the Left's Collective View of Rights

Is the First Amendment a protection of the individual's right to free speech or merely a recognition of the social utility of free speech? That's the question which underlies the divide between the Supreme Courts conservative and liberal wings. Apr 4, 2014 3:54 PM PT

60 Minutes Adds Exhaust Sounds to Tesla Model S

60 Minutes ran a segment on Elon Musk Sunday night which, after a brief intro, opened with some sweeping shots of the Tesla Model S cruising down the highway. But someone at 60 Minutes spiced up the audio with what sounds like a small V6 gas engine racing at about 5,000 rpm. You can hear the sound in this clip. Apr 1, 2014 11:37 AM PT

Harry Reid Worried About 'Modern Kochtopia'

In what could be a leaked plot for a future Avengers movie, Senate Majority Leader wants us to know that the Koch brothers are in league with Paul Ryan to create a "modern Kochtopia." (This is not to be confused with ancient Kochtopia which sunk beneath the sea millennia ago.) Apr 1, 2014 10:04 AM PT

Venezuela Promises to Pay Airlines What They Are Owed

In the wake of mounting flight cancellations and international criticism, Venezuela has agreed to pay airlines the $3.8 billion dollars it currently owes. The Venezuelan Airline Association announced the change last Friday after several weeks of tough talk by the Maduro administration. Mar 31, 2014 4:29 PM PT

Obamacare and the 80-20 Rule

The 80-20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, says that 80 percent of results are often the result of just 20 percent of actions. That seems to be the case with Obamacare. New data suggests that 80 percent of the newly insured came from just two changes made under the law. Mar 31, 2014 11:51 AM PT

CNN Money Touts Obamacare's Success

CNN Money published a piece Monday titled "3 measures of Obamacare's success." Not surprisingly the author overlooks a lot of contradictory information in order to praise the law. Mar 31, 2014 9:45 AM PT


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