Phil Barnes-Roberts: Ol’ Sam Clemens had a lot to say about scalawags and assorted conmen (mostly assumed male then, in the era between Halley’s Comet passes that framed Twain’s life).
David L. Keeler: Paid signature gathering is anemic to the process and should be banned. Petition circulators should be those who support the proposal or candidate & can speak directly to the issue or about candidate.
The US ranks #1 among wealthy nations in preventable deaths and suffers elevated rates of morbidity. We are 76th in maternal child health. Our bodies are being used used as profit centers for Wall Street shareholders.
Jeffrey Killeen: Here in Northern California, admittedly far from a representative sample of life in these United States, the dictatorial boss model has been discovered unworkable when working with well educated employees who are expected to contribute original thought.
Joe Mathews: OC residents have good reason to infer that going to the expense of making OC life better for current resident new immigrants and homeless and new seekers of affordable housing will simply increase the future attraction of OC to yet more.
Joe Weinstein: The common-sense keep-and-add approach is exactly what has been done in the east SF Bay, both for tunnels and for bridges.
Tom Hall: If there is a rising tide of progressive Latino voters, perhaps it is because they feel unrepresented by the entrenched pols, who assume that they will get certain votes, regardless of how they govern.
Immediately after the takeover, the new owner raised the rent for those who hadn’t sign the contract from $890 to $1250. For those who still have contracts, including me, had a really rough time despite we were protected until Nov 2017.
Clifford J. Tasner: Her biggest donors over the years have been Defense Contractors, which is why she enthusiastically embraced every war and military action that the Senate has been allowed to vote on.
Joseph Maizlish: What lies behind and beneath the desperate stigmatization and economic and psychological exploitation — so desperate that the stigmatization is supported by violence?
Wes King: The frenzy around a multiplicity of Russian “election interference” narratives…going on for well over a year now is a phenomenon that is beyond tiresome and serves little purpose other than to distract people from truly substantive issues.
Bill Sims: We were told that in the Korean War a shockingly low percentage of soldiers fired their rifles in combat and that the M-16 was designed specifically to solve this problem as well as being light and easy to carry by small people.
Wes King: The unfortunate consequence of the “red baiting” circus that has dominated much of the mainstream media narrative in the wake of the 2016 election is that it creates more confusion than clarity.