Steve Hochstadt: We are lucky to live in a society where our guilt or innocence is judged by free women and men. But if we want to be tried by a well-functioning jury of our peers, we must be willing to serve.
Joe Mathews: Let’s transform the Golden State into a global destination for retirees in their golden years.
Joe Mathews: Thanks to Xi Jinping, Chinese millionaires have propped up the state’s sagging real estate market, universities, and companies.
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Joe Mathews: Anti-corruption laws actually make it harder for us to keep tabs on local elected officials.
Joe Mathews: Between severe drought and predictions of massive flooding, the forecast is bleak.
Brent Budowsky: Can Roberts and the other justices seriously believe that the Congress that enacted this law intended this draconian and destructive outcome, or that the Constitution demands it?
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.
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.
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.
Bobbi Murray: Proposition 13 has been called the third rail of California politics—touch it as a political leader and your hair is likely to go on fire.
Joe Mathews: California might not stop parents from opting out of vaccinations, but everyone should know who they are.
Michael Wasserman MD: Today, the Medicare Trust Fund spends over $10 billion a year on graduate medical education. Remarkably, very little of this money is dedicated to teaching doctors how to care for older adults.