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A dose of reality for true believers: China is braking its high-speed rail

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is enthralled by China’s growing high-speed rail system, but China is becoming less enthralled. As reported in the Wall Street Journal: BEIJING–China will begin forcing its growing fleet of high-speed trains to operate at slower speeds, the country’s railways chief said in an interview with state-run media, in the latest... Read more »

Public's view of "high-speed" rail: snore

The public’s view of the highly touted, outrageously expensive and totally cost-ineffective “high-speed” rail is as passionate as President Barack Obama, environmentalists and assorted ideologues want us to believe. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that, overall, 41% of Likely Voters favor the plan and 46% are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click... Read more »

Racial pandering on the CTA

Once again, the big, bad, white suburbs are victimizing poor, minority Chicagoans. That’s the underlying logic of a class action suit brought against the state, RTA and Metra by a public interest law firm that hasn’t a clue about the Pandora’s Box that it is opening. According to the suit, filed Wednesday in federal court,... Read more »
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