Opinion

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Writing on Amtrak

Soon we'd be snaking through the freight yards and pulling into the Amtrak platform at L.A.'s Union Station.  It was a dramatic opening scene - almost cinematic - filled with promise.

The biggest suckers wear suits

Like the toad who wants to be the handsome prince, the lobbying group disguised as a business association was seduced by romantic Ayn Rand visions of sugar plum profits dancing at the mere idea of a white knight prancing into view.

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What a flight attendant owns

Former flight attendant remembers her co-workers, her union sisters and brothers, and the dignity and hard work of the profession, which makes the industry belong to those who work in it.