Jim Crogan: Prop 61 has turned out to be one of the most expensive proposition battles ever fought in California as prescription drug companies are throwing more money at defeating this initiative than has ever been collected by one side in a ballot fight.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 19th, 2016 Members of the Painted Brain Advocate Against Forced Psychiatric Treatment At United Nations San Diego, California (October 16th, 2016) – On Sunday, October 16th, 2016, two members of the Painted Brain joined a delegation of Southern California psychiatric survivors to speak out about forced psychiatric treatment at a […]
Veteran progressive activist and long-time outspoken opponent of war, Tom Hayden, passed away yesterday at the age of 76 in Santa Monica, California.
Lisa Elaine Scott: Gallup has asked the question since 1944, and a majority has always supported an end to the Electoral College, ranging from 80 percent in 1968 to 63 percent in 2013.
Joseph Palermo: It’s clear by their actions over the past 22 years that the Republicans are willing to chuck precedent and tradition out the window if they believe it will serve their narrow partisan interests.
John Peeler: Given low income, poor health, poor education, and wretched environmental contamination, why do most white Louisianans hate the government that could help them?
Laura Finley: Given that fact-checkers have found that most of what comes out of Trump’s mouth is a distortion or flat-out lie, it should come as no surprise that he is peddling misconceptions about sexual assault.
Hannah Petrie: I hate Trump so much that for a few weeks there I was feeling better about Hillary (since the first debate), but Michelle Alexander reminded me of the corpse-cold feelings I have about the Clintons in bed with corporate industry.
William J Astore: The rushing nonsense from Trump exhibits his shallowness; the man is constantly tweeting his own horn; and, like the empty vessel that he is, he makes an awful amount of noise.
Charles Friedricks: Trump’s power comes from leveraging the system through falsehood upon falsehood as a tool for personal aggrandizement, an approach better suited to capitalize on both the system’s strengths and weaknesses.
Berry Craig: My wife and I spent most of July and part of August in Great Britain, France, Iceland and the Flanders region of Belgium. Based on conversations we had with locals—and a trio of Australians—Trump is a pariah plus.
Paul K. Haeder: Many know that poverty, family dysfunction and, worse, a home with addicts and violence all beget young people starting out life with an abhorrent lack of soft-social-people skills.
Ernest Canning: California’s death penalty system has operated at a cost of $5 billion or $384 million per execution. At present 748 men and women remain on death row, waiting to die.