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.
Sandra Hernandez: Last month, county officials promised to spend $500,000 to establish a rapid response system that would provide emergency shelter to the estimated 400 individuals living along the riverbed. Yet as the storm passed there was no sign of any kind of coordinated government response.
Joe Mathews: From education to infrastructure, the Gold State dares to defy common sense.
Lawrence Wittner: Workers in nuclear weapons program plants constitute only a fraction of Americans whose lives have been ravaged by preparations for nuclear war.
Joe Mathews: As evidence mounts on the danger of the sport, why do we keep adding state playoff games?
Joe Mathews: The modern holiday was conceived and popularized under swaying palm trees.