Even for this do-nothing Congress, this is appalling. After a five-week summer vacation, the honorables spent barely a week at work before heading home again – this time until after the November election.

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A trusted bromide in academia is that you become a better student when you become a teacher. Something like that is happening at Wikipedia. The Internet encyclopedia has grown explosively since its creation in 2001, but it quickly earned a reputation as a Petri dish for misinformation. That’s beginning to change.
Before he was tackled last week inside the north doors of the White House, before he jumped the fence and touched off a debate over the competency of the Secret Service – before any of that – Omar Gonzalez was a casualty of war.
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Since 2011, states have passed more restrictions on women’s health than were enacted in the previous decade. As more states limit access to reproductive health care, California bucked this trend. We are the only state in the nation to pass proactive legislation improving access to reproductive care.
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State system using website, education programs, direct monitoring to keep debt under control.
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Gov. Jerry Brown should sign Assembly Bill 1327 to limit the ability of police in California to use drones to spy on people. The issue of police use of military equipment – which received national attention with the disturbing images of police in Ferguson, Mo. – includes a rapid growth in the use of drones by law enforcement.
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We are taking a huge gamble with the world’s future. Individual nations – and citizens – must choose to do the right thing to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change, even if it means paying an economic cost. Counting on altruism is risky.
Adjourned Until Election
Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Adjourned Until Election

He's not joking. He's Joe King. For Governor.
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California's health care battle is playing out in the race between Richard Pan and Roger Dickinson.

Whether you support Kevin Johnson or not, it’s time for the city charter to be updated.

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