Robert Reich: Without bold alternatives, Americans desperate for big solutions are attracted to bold crackpot ideas like Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” proposal, which would raise taxes on the poor and cut them for the rich.
Dave Zirin: She is our Jordan. She is our Jim Brown. She is our Babe Ruth, calling his shots. She is no longer content to dodge bullets, but understands how to stop them. Serena is that rare athlete who has not only mastered her sport. She’s harnessed it.
Marcy Wheeler: hen Congress passes good governance laws — most notably FOIA — they tend to exempt themselves.
Joe Mathews: The agricultural superstar’s high crime and poor health are dark indicators of what the Golden State could become.