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Reclaiming the Master Plan for Higher Education in California

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.26.2016 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

We must take on the naysayers directly, wrest the machinery of government from their dead cold hands, and make the necessary investments in our public colleges and universities. Only then will we be standing up for the original intent of California's path-breaking Master Plan for Higher Education.

Even With California's Legislature on Summer Vacation, Things Keep Perking in Jerry Brown World

William Bradley | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future.

Sacramento Bee Reverses 155-year Stand on Death Penalty, Endorses Prop 34

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 11.17.2012 | Crime
Jeanne Woodford

The editorial board did not change its stance on the death penalty in absolute terms; they simply concluded that California's death penalty is hopelessly broken and cannot be fixed, and that it is "time to end the fiction."

Critic Apologizes For Criticizing Dead Chef In Review

Posted 06.19.2012 | Home

The Sacramento Bee's food critic Blair Anthony Robertson is eating his words this week after publishing a review of local eatery Silva’s Sheldon Inn...

Common at the White House: What's All the Fuss About?

Danny Groner | Posted 07.15.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Jon Stewart will debate Bill O'Reilly tomorrow night about the Obama administration's decision to invite rapper Common to participate in a poetry reading at the White House last week.

DTS Voters: A Return to Nonpartisan Normalcy?

Edward Headington | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

The average Angeleno does not live, eat and breathe politics. Partisanship is the last thing on their minds, and it is probably easy to understand why registration for independent voters is climbing.

Remaking California: Reclaiming the Public Good, (Berkeley, California: Heyday Books, 2010), pp. 261. (Book Review)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph A. Palermo

R. Jeffrey Lustig has compiled (and contributed) to an amazing set of useful essays that examine the many maladies plaguing California's politics and public institutions and provide food for thought that points to possible remedies.

University of Phoenix: Always Be Closing

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

The only "student learning outcomes" these for-profit corporations posing as colleges recognize are those that fill their own pockets with tax dollars that are supposed to be going to deserving students who just want an education.

Hope For Haiti's Future

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew MacCalla

This article originally appeared in the Sacramento Bee. Since the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, I've spent nearly three months...

Meg Whitman: I Clearly Remember Voting In 1984

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and current Republican candidate for Governor of California, has been under fire recently for her "unacceptable" (her...

An Open Letter from Meg Whitman About Voting

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Meg Whitman just proved that she votes using the argumentum ad ignorantiam and the transitivity of implication. Now that's a candidate who values education.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Compassionless Conservatism

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Schwarzenegger's heartlessness towards the state's most vulnerable citizens in a time of economic collapse renders absurd the Republicans' attempts to paint their party as "kinder and gentler" or "compassionate."

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Sticking It to "America's Best"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Thanks to an economic crisis his good friend George W. Bush gave us, Schwarzenegger is launching a frontal assault against virtually all of the state's public sector institutions.

Reading The Pictures: Monsters of Gitmo

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-06-02-gitmo20_06.jpg In the past weeks and days, new photos have been released of Gitmo prisoners.

Schwarzenegger's Reform Means Minimum Wage

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

Will the same pay rates apply to the Governor and members of the California State Legislature? Their monthly postage allowance is more than federal minimum wage earners make.

Sam Stein

Key Newspapers Weigh In On Obama v. Clinton | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even on the morning of Nevada's important caucus, the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were looking ahead, trumpeting influential newspap...