Joe Mathews: When it comes to respecting Golden State institutions, the Windy City keeps blowing it. Chicago California Connection
Mary Fischer: California’s Assembly District 43 race is the latest battleground that pits a popular, homegrown candidate against the interests of wealthy, out of district corporate donors intent on controlling the direction of public education throughout the state.
Dan Farber: The idea that there are some problems that are shared by everyone, and some risks that have to be dealt with collectively, sits poorly with the Ayn Randian individualism so popular on the Right. Protecting Public Health
Roxana Tynan and Ron Herrera: Once a worker is stuck by a used syringe, they must undergo immediate medical testing, loss of work, and medical follow-up, sometimes lasting 6 months.
Marcy Winograd: Stay tuned for an epic political battle uniting progressive Jews with their Muslim and Christian brothers and sisters—organizing together to say “not in our name” as Bloom and the Israel lobby lean on lawmakers fearful of being branded anti-Semitic. Anti-Free Speech Bill
axxed, the controversial documentary alleging a direct causal relationship between vaccines and exponential increases in autism amongst children is a deeply disturbing and hence critically important piece of work that will cause many sleepless nights for parents of infants everywhere. I had the honor of both watching the film and participating in a discussion afterwards […]
Bill Meyer: The prime mover of the vaccine/autism debate and director of this new film that raises the possible connection, is Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist who has been vilified in the media and now considered to be one of the most despised doctors in the world.
Melissa Goodman: One step forward would be for California to add full job protection for people who work at small companies with 50 or fewer employees.
Ana Beatriz Cholo: In a handful of districts, some Democrats are teaming up with the Chamber of Commerce and the Republican Party to get elected.
Dan Bacher: It is clear that Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix to build the Delta Tunnels is broken and in chaos as the economic, scientific and financial justifications for the project to build two giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta become increasingly untenable.
Joe Mathews: The Golden State, Not the U.S., Is the Worthiest Successor to Britain’s Global Supremacy.
Mike Males: There is virtually no systematic research showing that increasing the smoking age prevents a teen from picking up the habit. Teenage Smoking
Rosemary Jenkins: Secure retirement, green jobs, job creation, and chronic homelessness top list of topics.