After years of writing about the death penalty in California, I’m convinced that we in the media are part of the reason why the issue is so distorted.
There is simply no such thing as a risk-free project. There are always worries. But the prospect of doing nothing was even more frightening and carried an even greater probability for lasting regret.
The teachers union prefers that the entire district be graded by outdated federal education standards in which the vast majority of schools will be labeled as “failing” rather than have teachers evaluated more rigorously. It’s never about the kids for them. It’s always about the grown ups.
The right thing can happen for all the wrong reasons. That’s the enduring take-away from an NBA owner getting banned from his league for reportedly making racist comments on an audiotape that may have been obtained illegally.
Befitting a vibrant community of runners, Sacramento was well represented at the Boston Marathon.
With any luck, we’re in the final days of an era where headlines trumpet the sexual orientation of major professional athletes. For now, the story of Michael Sam – the NFL prospect who announced he is gay – has dominated the news and raged across social media.