Joe Mathews: South Los Angeles is the largest working-class place left in coastal California. If it can figure out a way to remain such, it could provide a crucial model of success.
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.
Janet Phelan: It appears that forces working through the US government, and with knowledge and complicity of other world leaders, are perched on the edge of deploying a biological weapons attack that will simply change the human footprint on the globe.