The Senate must confirm Pompeo

It appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote against the president’s nominee for secretary of state. If this happens, it would be a black mark not on Mike Pompeo’s record, but on the reputation of this once-storied committee.


Nikki Haley’s SOS to the nation

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, issued among the most powerful indictments of the rancid governing culture President Donald Trump has fostered. It may also shed light on why Trump regularly backs off confronting Vladimir Putin and Russia.


Why give power over net neutrality to CPUC?

Senate Bill 822, takes a good idea – ensuring equal access to the internet and banning providers from prioritizing their own data – and executes it in a ham-handed way by handing oversight authority to the California Public Utilities Commission.

Jack Ohman cartoon: Deputy First Dog Cali Brown takes on the press

Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman shows us how he thinks Jerry Brown's new Deputy First Dog, Cali Brown, will handle her first press conference (and her first encounter with the nutrias).
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