Ghazala Salam and Hans Johnson: Large, historic communities of Muslim Americans exist in California as well as Michigan and Florida, two swing states, and the longest standing mosque in America, built in 1934, is in Iowa.
Peter Laarman: Everyone in the auditorium on today could smell the bad faith in the comments of supervisors Barger, Hahn, and Ridley Thomas.
Alex McDonald: We visited a school of disadvantaged children and the love and respect that teachers showed their kids was heart-warming. And half of the kids were Afghan refugees. I want America to be that humane and great.
Jessica Goodheart: As cities struggle to rein in the short-term rental service, a detente in San Francisco may show the way.