A sober reminder . . .

. . .that China, despite its positive economic progress, is still home to a tyrannical, repressive regime that allows little political freedom: According to a new report, China accounted for an overwhelming 87.3% of the world’s executions in 2008. Almost 9 out of every 10 state-mandated executions in 2008 took place in the PRC.

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The California Budget Implosion

A quick personal plug: I am now blogging at the New Majority [http://www.newmajority.com], a blog run by conservative writer David Frum. A

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Palo Alto Pedestrian Zone

Last week, Stanford Daily columnist Danny Crichton posted an excellent critique of the University Ave. Pedestrian Zone [http://www.stanforddaily.com/cgi-bin/?p=1031566]proposal

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