| May 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Upstart electric car maker Tesla Motors on Wednesday paid off a Department Energy loan that had become a political hot potato.
Tesla owed the federal government $451.8 million on a loan that was part of a special program to develop alternative fuel...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:45 AM
There’s a familiar template for the “scandals” that have so far “plagued” the Obama administration, in that they are all, for the most part, total bullshit and/or unfortunate events in the vast federal bureaucracy that have...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Tesla Motors shares are trading at about $90 and could easily top $100, buoyed by its ability to tap capital markets for about $1 billion through its announced sale of stock and convertible notes.
It is an impressive performance that will help the...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Peter Jensen's editorial on conservatives' attitude toward environmental protection is misleading ("Don't save the planet," May 4).
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stressed the importance of the marketing...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.
Barack Obama used a recess appointment to make...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Maryland students have some questions for President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin regarding sequester cuts.
Why is it bad government policy to reduce the national debt by $1.2 trillion that students will have to repay in their adult years? Why...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:59 AM
This is in response to the Feb. 21 letter to the H.B. Independent ("Affordability is essential to higher education") in which two well-meaning Cal State Long Beach students suggest President Barack Obama intervene to lower college costs.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:39 AM
SolarCity Corp. expanded the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering but knocked down the share price in what analysts said was a bid to boost investor demand.
The San Mateo company said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:37 AM
In celebrating his reelection Tuesday night, President Obama finally touched on a topic that he and Republican rival Mitt Romney rarely broached during the campaign: Climate change.
During his acceptance speech, Obama make a strong play to win over the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 10:10 AM
If this was not totally obvious to everyone who glances at this column from time to time, I’m endorsing Barack Obama for president. Now I will make you suffer through a column about why I will vote for a second Obama term and why you should too....