Larry Wines: A California campaign seeks an end run to restrain runaway political spending in the Golden State. Twice stymied by the California Supreme Court, that statewide campaign re-launches today.
Rev. Jim Conn: The Santa Monica bubble has burst — whatever sense of isolation and insulation people on the liberal Westside might have felt is now over.
Vijay Prashad: There is widespread enthusiasm in the White House to walk away from the nuclear deal and to use the full vitality of U.S. power to suffocate Iran.
Rosemary Joyce: Archaeology has a checkered history of exploitation by totalitarian regimes. Treating the question of what materials from the past should be preserved, studied, and thus valorized, as politically neutral is part of the reason for that history.