With Republicans in such profound disarray, can Democrats still screw up their opportunity for ongoing dominance?
More and more people are realizing that our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness would probably like us all to continue munching on highly processed, genetically engineered, chemical-laden, pesticide-contaminated pseudo-foods. But the tide of history is turning.
Sometimes the best of intentions yield the worst of results. This will likely be the legacy of Measure B in California: a misguided case for condoms that deserves only condemnation.
A complete concept of justice should more fully consider and understand the suffering of all those affected by crime. Justice should not be narrow, but expansive. It should consider all the contributing factors and consequences of crime and violence.
Gov. Jerry Brown might be a septuagenarian, but his vision and forward thinking are decades younger in spirit and idealism than anything caustic right-wingers have to offer.
Although $46 million managed to put out one fire for Monsanto and its allies, it seems to have started about 30 new ones.
Advocates for Three Strikes reform experienced a landmark victory with the passing of Proposition 36. Californians are finally starting to reconsider definitions of "smart spending" outside of the traditionally debated areas.
The food movement learned a valuable lesson in the failure of Prop 37: We can't outspend Big Food and we can't out campaign them, but we can outsmart them. Let's not wait for government to cut ties with Big Food. Let's cut those ties ourselves
As a prosecutor who deals with the "worst of the worst," I was deeply troubled by the potential success of a referendum campaign called Proposition 34 that overturned the death penalty in California.
California could have been the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The food movement is growing fast, but as a political force, it's still in its infancy.
Ten years from now, taxing soda will probably be about as controversial as putting health warnings on cigarette packages. Let's hope that long before then, labor gets its head out of the sand about America's epidemic of obesity.
Today marks the third time I have been allowed to vote in a presidential election. After finally reaching the table where they hand you your ballot, everything stopped. My name was not on the register.
At this point, it's almost as much a philosophical decision as a scientific one.
If I lived in California, I would vote for Proposition 37; it makes sense to be informed. But wholesale opposition to genetic modification makes far less sense.
In the country with the most prisoners, California is the state with more incarcerated people than any other. Today, California voters have the chance to make two crucial reforms to its troubled prisons and jails.
San Francisco voters will get a chance on November 6th to restoring the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park when they vote on Prop F, the Water Conservation & Yosemite Restoration Initiative. Can it be restored?