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.
Lorraine Payette: Instead of accusing the victims, instead of imposing your will on others, put your bodies where your opposition sits and volunteer to become a surrogate.
Rosemary Jenkins: What we have at the Adat Shalom Board and Care facility is a deliberate policy to disregard the rights of its employees, often literally stealing from them to the detriment of quality care for the patients there.
Joe Mathews: Rich old homeowners are California’s future, so why shouldn’t we take our subsidies to the grave?
Caitlin Hoff: Currently, with lax government regulations and little incentive to change, drugmakers continue to strive for greater revenue, regardless of the lives at stake
Margaret Flowers: NIMA would take the national infrastructure created by Medicare and use it for a new system that is comprehensive in coverage, including long term care, and doesn’t require co-pays or deductibles.
Joe Mathews: With a weakling legislature and few checks on power, our chief executives are big-footing politics.
Ben Chapman: One thing that everybody can do to help people with mental health problems is to challenge the stigma surrounding them.
Bobbi Murray: Holly Mitchell, a leading legislative advocate for children and low-income Californians, says the state may return to the days of budget cutting if the current Congressional Republican tax plan becomes law.
Lance Simmens: Today there are nearly 66 million people who have left their homes due to conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations. That number has doubled in the past decade alone and is expected to continue to increase exponentially in the years to come.