Having seized the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, Donald Trump gestured, strutted, smirked and yelled at the nation for 75 minutes, and we pundits panned the performance, as we so often have.
Proposition 66 will prevent biased and unsympathetic politicians and government bureaucrats from interfering with the death penalty. It also addresses concerns about how death row inmates occupy their time, requiring them to work or lose their privileges. If they owe restitution, it will come out of their wages.
Before 1980, political conventions were covered continuously all day by the three major television networks, no matter how tedious. From Billy Beer to Al Gore doing the Macarena, these shows can get a little strange.
The PCT is the playground of the achiever – the super-achiever, in the case of those hardy hikers who do the entire 2,650-mile length in one season. I met up with one of them last month. He was clean-cut and well-scrubbed for a through-hiker.
Doug Haaland’s frustration in dealing with CPS began with the devastation of learning about the death of his grandson and continues today with the recent effort by the California Department of Social Services to restrict the ability of the public to have access to important information. It all began in 1999 when he received a phone call and was told his 4-year-old grandson was dead.
Innovation is becoming critical to keeping California’s food and agricultural industries competitive. To tackle the state’s challenges, a triangle of innovation should be connecting the Sacramento region to Silicon Valley and the Central Valley, further aligning California’s commitment to environmental sustainability with its success in delivering high-quality food.
The math is the stuff of income inequality – billions in political donations taken out of California, but in return maybe one or two conventions likely to pump about $200 million apiece into a local economy. To level this playing field, let’s make California the permanent home of both conventions, starting in 2020.
The time limit on food stamp benefits treflects our conflicted feelings about public assistance. We want to make sure our neighbors aren’t starving and to help families stay off the streets. But we also don’t want able-bodied – especially single men – to lounge around on the dole.
Our relationship with NATO – and with our other key allies – is not a business deal. It is a cornerstone of America’s national security and global peace – and the next commander in chief must understand that.