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.
Michael Hertz: The drug industry and the insurance industry must think that we’re complete idiots. They want us to think that drug insurance creates savings in the price of drugs, even though the saving is due to buying generic rather than brand names.
Malcolm Potts: So far chronic traumatic encephalopathy has been found in 90 out of the 94 NFL players whose brains have been examined. They have ranged in age from Tyler Stash, who died aged 27 to Earl Morrall who lived to be 79.
Joe Mathews: Why Gov. Jerry Brown is practicing ‘enlightened doomsaying’ to save the state—and the world.
Robert Reich: Tthe Washington Post charged that Bernie Sanders’s health-care plan rests on “unbelievable assumptions” about how much it would slash health-care costs without affecting the care ordinary Americans receive.
Victoria DeFranceso Soto: Latinos have seen the biggest gains in coverage following the Affordable Care Act, but they remain the racial and ethnic group with the highest rate of uninsured.
Joseph Palermo: They believe their anti-labor gambit will be more successful in 2018 after their ideological soul mates on the U.S. Supreme Court hobble public sector labor unions when they rule against labor in Friederichs v. California Teachers Association.
Joe Mathews: Silicon Valley, Martin Luther King Jr., and Milton Friedman make strange bedfellows, yet each has championed a guaranteed minimum income for all.
Ernest A. Canning: We really shouldn’t have to “debate” the need to replace ObamaCare with a single-payer system that treats healthcare as a basic human right. What passes for a healthcare system in these United States is so corrupt, dysfunctional and deadly that it amounts to an obscenity.