Kate Harveston: Free, low-cost and reimbursed childcare is available. However, like all other forms of welfare in the US, they are applicable only to those at or below the poverty line.
Joe Mathews: Protecting its own immigrants and providing housing for its own people shouldn’t be a heavy lift for a wealthy county with 3.2 million people—more than the population of 21 states.
Mian Azhar: Studies have revealed that children that have been brought up in the presence of pets are less likely to get allergies and Asthma. Children also get cold and ear infection very rarely when they have a pet in their home in the first year of their life
Randy Shaw: Had Villaraigosa succeeded after becoming Los Angeles’s first Latino mayor of the modern era in 2005, he would have easily won this governor’s race. But his mayoralty ran aground over issues both personal and political.
Michael Hertz: Dangerous doctors continue to be allowed to keep practicing, even in situations where they have been found guilty of malpractice.
Paul Haeder: For someone always skeptical of big money-big business tied to anything in the realm of medicine or science in general, I have lifted myself way beyond hope when it comes to any amount of efficacy in medicine or all the other nodes tied to our modern industrial-postindustrial world.
Wayne Williams: The insanity of those who say they need weapons of war, automatic and semi automatic weapons in order to protect themselves, especially from their government are clearly delusional.
Joe Mathews: If all of this seems like news to you, it’s because train deniers—who insist that Californians don’t care for train travel—have dominated the public conversation in the state, especially when it comes to high-speed rail.
Margaret Flowers: If Democrats win a majority, they will be expected to deliver on health care, but they face a dilemma of having to please their campaign donors, which includes the health insurance industry, or pleasing their voters, where 75% support single payer health care.
Felonious Ax: We’re not like that bunch of wienies who live in France: In the face of sickness and woe, they’re all,”Ooh-la-la! I have un mal du tête! I will go to le docteur toute suite!
Joe Mathews: Snowbirds Have Saved SoCal’s Desert Economy. Why Not Just Deed Them the Land?
Dan Bacher: Big Oil’s big coup last year was its writing of Jerry Brown’s “cap-and-trade” (pollution trading) bill, AB 398, “so full of loopholes that it remains cheaper for companies to pay chump change to pollute than invest real money into reducing carbon emissions”
Margaret Flowers: Given that states are not able to achieve pure single payer systems, states take a risk when they label themselves single payer or Medicare for All.