California Forum

California Forum

Do we really want an ‘originalist’ Supreme Court justice?

Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s philosophy seems akin to the “originalism” endorsed by Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. It pegs our future on the past.

Foon Rhee

After 100 days, so far, so good for Steinberg

Mayor Darrell Steinberg put out a priority list for his first 100 days – including transparency, youth services and homelessness – and he’s made some progress on nearly all the items. He’s doing the job differently than Kevin Johnson, but bigger challenges await.

California Forum

What happened to the voice of reason?

Social scientists point to “confirmation bias” as a primary cause of our alienation from those whose views do not match our own. Rational discourse requires a willingness to truly listen without letting our preconceived notions interfere.

Viewpoints

When Hollywood endings turn deadly

Foreign governments and leaders seemingly are relying on Hollywood for new actionable ideas as they pursue their national interests. In a twist that is only imaginable as a spy plot of an international thriller, Kim Jong-un has likely taken the storyline of a movie about him and twisted it to kill his half brother.

Videos

Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder

Jim Arrington, who turned 84 the next day, wons the 2016 IFBB Pro Masters, age 70 and up, in Pittsburgh, Penn. He is recognized as the world's oldest pro bodybuilder. Video by Debbie Arrington, The Sacramento Bee
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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

Watch artist Stephanie Taylor draw the fire alarm bell in Dutch Flat 0:33

Watch artist Stephanie Taylor draw the fire alarm bell in Dutch Flat