Andy Love: The only way to end the death penalty in California is by a ballot initiative, and the statewide signature‑gathering effort to place such an initiative on the November 2012 ballot is well underway.
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.