Hours after United Kingdom did the unthinkable, voting to leave the European Union in a wave of populist vitriol unfairly directed at immigrants, Vice President Joe Biden took a moment during his visit to Ireland to say what so many Americans were surely thinking.
California’s End of Life Option Act has quietly been implemented. At least one patient, in the Los Angeles area, has already started the process. An attempt to block the law in court has, so far, been denied.
It’s obvious why Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, who is running for Congress, would want help underwriting his ability to bestow concealed weapons permits for the asking. It’s politically popular with the pro-gun crowd, and it doesn’t pay for itself.
On a day when the names and smiling young faces of the 49 killed at an Orlando nightclub began spilling across social media alongside tearful tributes from loved ones, it’s hard to imagine any way such a gut-wrenching situation could be made worse.