Justin Chapman: Former California Attorney General on capital punishment, jail reform and the need for police oversight
Yohuru Williams: Somewhere between the tragedy of the Charleston shooting and the comedy of the faux conservative horror over President Obama’s use of the n-word is a profound statement on the power of white privilege in 21st century America.
Joe Mathews: Another state budget, accompanied by an eight-month-long controversy over the University of California, demonstrated once again that we Californians don’t have a clue about what our public universities mean to the state.
Tina Dupuy: Now in this wake of this second Supreme Court decision upholding the existing compromised ACA law, the public option is cremated, buried and gone. There’s no political will for Medicare for all.
View image | gettyimages.com n May, it was all about Freddie Gray, police violence, and riots in Baltimore. Last summer, it was about Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown, police violence and riots. Three years ago, it was about Trayvon Martin and vigilantism, gun laws, the “right to carry,” etc. Also three years ago: a crazy science-guy named […]
Joe Mathews: There are plenty of guilty parties during this dry spell—even the cows are mooches.
bout three months ago, my family was devastated with the news that one of our dear loved ones has Stage 3 breast cancer. To be honest, my dear sister Dede Miller discovered the lump about a year and a half ago, but only sought treatment when it erupted and started to bleed profusely. The family had no […]
Joe Mathews: Even this jaded journalist was shaken by the cynicism in Hollywood’s latest disaster movie.
Steve Mikulan: There’s some early evidence that even in this bluest of states, the will of the electorate and its representatives is being thwarted, with or without ALEC’s direct involvement.
Joe Mathews: While our race- and ethnicity-obsessed media prefer to emphasize that Harris is black and South Asian, and that Sanchez is Latina, the heart of the difference between the candidates, and the two regions, is class.
Annette Bernhardt: The inequality debate often focuses on globalization and new technology, but we know that the decline of unions and the falling real value of the minimum wage have also played critical roles.
Leighton Woodhouse: Drought-stricken growers, deprived of surface water for irrigation, are pumping ancient aquifers at a rate that will eventually extinguish them forever, should the water shortage persist.
Joe Mathews: Instances of misconduct will just get worse if the statewide shortage in officers continues to grow.