Trump’s treatment of Khashoggi’s killing and his orders at the US-Mexico border reveal his position that there is no measure of success but the dollar sign, no moral value that can transcend convenient financial relationships.
Democrats who will retake control of the U.S. House in January must stretch their powers to keep President Donald Trump from going completely off the rails. Democrats at the California Capitol must not abuse their power, or freeze out Republicans.
Being a candidate for governor is an exhausting marathon, but the transition from candidate to governor is an eight-week sprint with no margin for error. The decisions Gavin Newsom makes in the next two months will determine whether he establishes solid foundation for years of successful leadership.
In Switzerland, many students work in apprenticeships instead of going to college. In the United States, we force kids into college. If there’s one thing Donald Trump has been right about when it comes to education, it is that we have woefully undervalued vocational education.
The Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and other hate crimes have renewed calls to limit hate speech. But it is protected by the First Amendment. And while President Donald Trump has appealed to hate and stoked its flames, the law is clear that he – like all Americans – has the right to do so.
Anti-Semitism has always been the go-to place for malcontents and ultra-nationalists. This is a particularly lethal strain of hatred, as shown by the awful events at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. President Donald Trump is embracing nationalism.
Gov. Jerry Brown has been a pragmatic leader on environmental and economic issues. As he leaves office, he must make sure the state’s cap-and-trade program can succeed. And the next governor must recognize that the oil and gas industry is part of any sustainable energy future.