Michael T. Hertz: We are not headed towards Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 , but rather something quite different. For me the most shocking indicator of a “new world” is the advent on Donald Trump on the political stage.
Elections and Campaigns
Michael Flanagan: Many teachers, such as myself, are rated on scores students get on assessments, in classes that we do not even teach.
Law & Justice
Chauncee Smith: One of the most meaningful proposals left, AB 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, would combat racial profiling and help address the disproportionate rates at which people of color are being killed by police.
Brian Biery: Many people who live in blighted neighborhoods would love to be able to start up a new coffee shop or hair salon or shoe store, if they only had the capital to do so.