Nell Bernstein: Advocates who fought fervently to pass Prop. 47 are facing what may be an even bigger battle: getting the state to cough up the money that voters agreed should go to communities affected by incarceration.
Carl Matthes: I don’t know of a single LGBT person who argues that Christians should undergo aversion therapy to cure them of their Christianity. However, some well-meaning devout Christian folk, don’t yet understand that you can’t pray the spots off of a leopard.
Walter Moss: As the horrors continue, traditional diplomatic talks have done little good. What then can be done? Although there are no easy answers, the example of Gandhi in Calcutta in August and September 1947 keeps coming back to me.
William J. Astore: For clarity, it often helps to follow the money. Who profits from war? Addressing that question will explain many of the reasons why America’s wars have no promise of ending.