Eric Ortiz: After spending 41 years at Angola prison in Louisiana, Gary Tyler has become a community leader in the struggle for justice.
Larry Wines: How does this happen, and keep happening, in the United States of America, the land of the free, the home of the brave, the only place on Earth where gun murders and maimings and assaults exceed the death tolls of all the world’s active war zones combined?
John Peeler: Given the 51-49 split, and John McCain’s terminal illness, it is by no means inconceivable that the Senate could reject the nomination, particularly if the nominee is unable to soothe the moderates in both parties.
Ted Vaill: The answer for progressives is not to give more money to the Democratic politicians who are using these events to ask for more right now, but to tell them to put their balls (or guts) where their mouths are.
David D. Cole: The court effectively closed its eyes to what the world sees and rubber-stamped a ban that effectively erected a sign at the U.S. borders reading “Muslims not welcome.”
Kary Love: Involuntary separation of minor kids from their parents is, I am sorry to say, clearly a most odious punishment. A hearing before doing so seems mandated by John 7:51.
It’s clear that the time is right for sports betting to be legalized, and many predict that other forms of gambling will also soon be more widely accepted across the US.
Jacqueline Bedaiko: Rigorous training programs and extensive time spent studying theory, and applying this theory under close supervision, could be considered as a way of preparing officers for the profession.
Bill Blum: The case could embolden other states to take steps to disenfranchise minorities, homeless, low-income, and people with disabilities—i.e., those who tend to vote Democratic.
Robert Reich: The current crisis has been unfolding since the waning days of the 2016 campaign when Trump refused to say whether he’d be bound by the election results if Hillary won.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes: We knew a lot less then about lone wolf shooters and the festering alienation of angry white men. Thus, the default was black youth violence. If violence was the question, black youth was the answer.
Judging the Judges June 2018 f you are a registered voter in the County of Los Angeles, you have likely received your Official Sample Ballot for the upcoming June 5, 2018 Primary Election. If you haven’t received it you should contact the Los Angeles County Registrar or go to lavote.net. Along with those running for […]
Cheryl Dorsey: Research has shown that police often speak very differently to black motorists than they do to white motorists upon contact. That night was no different.