California Forum

California Forum

The faceoff on the Korean Peninsula

Kim Jong-un is a carefully calculating leader who seems willing to be more confrontational than his father or his grandfather, who invaded South Korea in 1950. Donald Trump was threatening North Korea with a aircraft carrier battle group, which was actually in the Indian Ocean when the commander in chief thought it was priming its jets just offshore from Korea.

Editorials

Lawmakers face a new decision that will affect your wallet

Legislators need to resolve lingering questions about the cap-and-trade program. It won’t be easy, not after legislators agreed earlier this month for the first time in two decades to raise gasoline taxes and other fees to generate $5 billion a year pay for road maintenance and transit. The costs of cap and trade ultimately fall on us all.

Soapbox

The case for a Republican governor in 2018

Nearly two decades ago Democrats began their upward swing to a legislative supermajority, and California was in great shape. Now, the last two years have exposed the Democratic Party’s failures across California. We need reform, we need changes, and we need accountability.

Videos

Lobbyist Amy Jenkins represents cannabis clients

"No regrets," she tells naysayers who tried to steer her away from this particular career path.
Dan Morain dmorain@sacbee.com
Lobbyist Amy Jenkins represents cannabis clients 1:42

Lobbyist Amy Jenkins represents cannabis clients

Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder 1:59

Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder

Faces of the homeless and a poem: a video essay 0:58

Faces of the homeless and a poem: a video essay

Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker said he's getting afraid of death 1:56

Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker said he's getting afraid of death