Pope Francis Is Making a Big Mistake

Pope Francis Visits America

-+*Joe Mathews: You could drop by the California Institution for Men in Chino—part of our state’s unconstitutionally overcrowded prison system—to wash prisoners’ feet, as you have done elsewhere.

Israel, We Need to Talk

Boycott Netanyahu Speech

-+*Larry Wines: We hope your new government will pursue the policy your people say you want, and find a just, equitable and lasting peace with your countrymen who are Palestinian.

Futureshock: A Letter from 2060

California Tomorrow

-+*Joe Mathews: California, for all its wealth and advantages, looked to be in a precarious position in the second decade of the 21st century. The state’s government was broken, with its budget and tax systems unable to produce the kind of investments to make every child educated and healthy.

What’s Wrong with the U.S. Healthcare System?

emailing doctors

-+*Michael Hertz: Most American doctors (the ENT doctor was an exception) are too busy except to give “shoot from the hip” diagnoses and they really won’t look at anything produced for the patient by other doctors. They don’t have time.

Think Big, California!

California Goals

-+*Joe Mathews: Lacking ambitious goals, the state seems content to drift, waste money, and keep doing the same old things.

Does Kamala Hold All the Cards for 2016?

Governor Kamala Harris

-+*Randy Shaw: After doing what many thought impossible in winning election to the Attorney General as a woman of color, her statewide political strength is clear. Harris either decides to become the state’s next governor, or wins Boxer’s seat hands down.