Month: January 2017

School choice: The backbone of our country

Public school bureaucrats, the teachers unions and other establishmentarians insist that the American government-run public school system is the backbone of our country, and that any kind of choice, especially privatization, is harmful. But historically this just isn’t true. Data show that in the northern part of the U.S. between 1800 and 1840, before schooling […]

Exxon reports big drop in 4Q profit, takes gas write-down

DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil posted its smallest quarterly profit in more than 17 years as low oil and gas prices pushed the company to write down the value of some natural gas holdings in the United States. The 40 percent decline in fourth-quarter profit capped Exxon’s weakest year since 1998. Still, Exxon ended a […]

South County cities chart development plans at economic meeting

Representatives from six south Orange County cities shared key economic updates from their cities to more than 60 guests Friday at the South Orange County Economic Coalition’s monthly meeting. City representatives spent about 10 minutes each sharing photographs, videos and renderings of ongoing and future development projects in their cities. Many spoke on the transformation […]