Nell Bernstein: Advocates who fought fervently to pass Prop. 47 are facing what may be an even bigger battle: getting the state to cough up the money that voters agreed should go to communities affected by incarceration.
James Preston Allen: The police cannot arrest their way out of the homeless crisis, the L.A. Sanitation Department can’t sweep it under the rug or haul it away.
Mel Gurtov: The murder of Jamal Khashoggi, an independent-minded Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, almost certainly at the hands of a Saudi assassination squad dispatched by (now King) Salman, shows what happens when US foreign policy is for sale.
Charles Jaco: The burden of paying for America – our Social Security, Medicare, military, social programs, school aid, highways, food inspections, all of it – has shifted from the people most able to afford it to those who have the least money.