The Times’ editorial board laid out its criticisms of President Trump in a six-part series earlier this month, so there’s little new for us to say at his first-100-day milestone. But the series focused on Trump’s character, which is the most troublesome aspect of his presidency, not on what he’d accomplished.Read more
Several years before his death, Daryl Gates and I were on a fishing trip in the Northern Sierra. He wanted to talk about the 1992 riots, and I was more than willing to listen. I had been troubled by the department’s actions before, during and after those horrific four days, and I was looking for answers. Those answers never came, at least not through that conversation.Read more
Should we be scandalized by reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to deliver a speech at a healthcare conference sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald, a Wall Street investment bank?
I don’t think so, at least not for most of the reasons offered by the prosecution.
One count in the “indictment” is that accepting such a generous speaking fee looks like influence-peddling.Read more
If I were writing about net neutrality for the sports section, I’d say that new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Wednesday that he was trading his agency’s net neutrality rules for a player to be named later.Read more
Cal officials are doomed, no matter how they try to manage the Ann Coulter speech mess. Extremists have picked Berkeley as the location of their brewing ideological war, and there is little university or city officials can do about it.
Except to make matters worse.Read more