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Another Terrace Morning

"Loughner’s gun, a 9-millimeter Glock, is extremely easy to fire over and over, and it can carry a 30-bullet clip. It is 'not suited for hunting or personal protection,' said Paul Helmke, the president of the Brady Campaign. 'What it’s good for is killing and injuring a lot of people quickly.'"

Articulate lawmen like Tucson sheriff Clarence Dupnik plainly make the Wall Street Journal nervous.

What's the point of the Tea Party's top clown calling Loughner "a liberal lunatic"? The only one I can think of is to draw attention away from the fact that the Tea Party itself relies on Bircher-styled violent rhetoric to perpetuate itself. Tea Party founder Judson Phillips has also called the Methodist church "The first church of Karl Marx."

Jerry Brown's much awaited first budget is set on Sacto tables today.

Why was there only one bidder on the five-year job to print driver's licenses for the DMV?

A bizarre agreement that ends with a stiffed developer threatens to bankrupt Mammoth Lakes.

Do we have the right economic climate to inspire another California gold rush?