Posts tagged "Los Angeles"

About That Big L.A. May Day Parade... A BIG Bust

-By Warner Todd Huston Remember that L.A. May Day parade? It was supposed to be a big deal, you know? You see, there was supposed to be 50,000 protesters marching in downtown Los Angeles to protest over how rotten the U.S. treats illegal immigrants. As JWF tells us, local LA TV was all about helping... Read more »

Beware When They Say a Government Program Will 'Make Money'

-By Warner Todd Huston The New York Times had a small story that it likely thought was just an amusing little tale of a quirky government program from Los Angeles. Centered on the gift shop run by the L.A County Coroner’s Department, the Times indulged such lines as “we’re dying for your business,” and headlined... Read more »

L.A. Sports Stadium Project More Important Than Libraries, Police, Firemen?

-By Warner Todd Huston The 2010 elections are now history. If there was any lesson from this Republican tidal wave that swept across the country it is that the vast majority of Americans are furious at the overspending and flawed leadership of our politicians. Voters are no longer so easily fooled by claims that wild... Read more »
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The Coming Staples Mausoleum/Stadium

-By Warner Todd Huston Even as supporters claim they won’t need subsidies, it is more likely that L.A. is about to plunge itself forever into debt with a new stadium, the Staples Center. A look at just about any other convention center, or stadium in the country easily shows that these projects seldom pay for... Read more »