California's growing surplus could lead to Democrat-on-Democrat budget battle in the coming months. Governor Jerry Brown has made cautious estimates about the state's finances, but the bean-counter-in-chief, Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor, projects year-over-year increases up to a nearly $10-billion surplus by July 2018.
Street food vs. fine dining: Mexican chefs argue food critics are biased against high quality meals in favor of small, humble, places or hole-in-the-wall, street-cart-style fare. Those are seen as authentic, while higher end Mexican places are dismissed as “inauthentic.
America has had it rough over the past decade. The nation is over $17 trillion in debt, the middle class is shrinking, and the country’s dysfunctional political system is getting in the way of solving the myriad of economic crises at hand. What’s a country to do? Merge, says geopolitics expert and author Diane Francis.