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.

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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.
Conservatives demonize the unemployed, regardless of facts or compassion.

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

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Last week Barack Obama became the third president of our last four to announce sustained military action in Iraq. The sense of deja vu can be numbing. Everything is not the same, of course, yet even some of the differences this time around contain elements of similarity.
The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Saturday, Sept. 20:
The season of sleaze is in full bloom.
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Friday, Sept. 19:
My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids.

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