President Obama has waited too long. The president could help those 2,000,000 low-wage workers working for government contractors with an executive order, and for over four years now, he has refused to act.
I'm almost as delighted as Hizonner himself that Mayor Villaraigosa is the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. What better perch from which to pitch the country on the merits of America Fast Forward?
With the airlines apparently limitless contempt for their passengers driving more and more travelers into Amtrak's arms, the importance of inter-city rail is finally shaking free from decades of Reagan-styled abuse and ridicule.