A year ago, a Sacramento man attempted to die by his own hand. That man was me. Today I think about those who are struggling on that same path, and about those who did not survive. All Californians – all Americans – need to take action.
Caltrans has its problems, and no one likes to pay more at the pump. But California has a big backlog of road and bridge repairs. It would be a big mistake to repeal a gas tax increase by passing Proposition 6 on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot.
Voters on Nov. 6, 2018 should reject Proposition 7, which would free the Legislature to eliminate daylight saving time. Keeping clocks the same year-round would prove costly for businesses with operations across time zones and needlessly isolate California.
The U.S. Senate is supposed to be a deliberative body, which assumes a certain level of competence, collegiality and goodwill. None of which has been displayed by the lead Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein.
Some will reflexively argue that the answer to our state’s transportation future is to simply continue adding ever-more-expensive lanes and overpasses on heavily congested urban highways, to shuttle more and more people into existing centers of commerce. I would argue for a different approach.
After a Black Lives Matter protest and a Blue Lives Matter counter-protest at the Sacramento Convention Center, it’s easy to think you can only support one side. But that conclusion would be wrong. As a community, we should call out wrongdoing wherever we see it.
SB 1391 would stop sending 14- and 15-year-olds to adult criminal court, a system that is not designed for them. Teens prosecuted as adults are more likely to be repeat offenders than those in the juvenile justice system. Gov. Jerry Brown should sign the bill.
More than half the meals in the United States are purchased outside the home, which means restaurants play a crucial role in shaping our health. That’s the principle behind Senate Bill 1192, now before Gov. Jerry Brown.
With the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight, the federal judicial confirmation process may have hit rock bottom. It brings to mind the confirmation saga of Janice Rogers Brown to the California Supreme Court and then the federal Court of Appeals.
In the case of Brett Kavanaugh vs. Christine Blasey Ford, the moral issues are not fuzzy or unclear. The problem comes in interpreting the facts of the case and applying an unavoidably political criteria of worthiness.
As Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas, President Donald Trump devoted his morning Twitter rant to denying the death toll in from last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. It echoes Holocaust denials.