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  • Californians deserve to know how a bullet train will be financed

    Californians deserve to know how a bullet train will be financed
    SACRAMENTO — Let's stipulate that a bullet train zipping between Los Angeles and San Francisco would be grand and groovy. But to quote a great movie line, "Show me the money!" That's what the pro football wide receiver (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.)...
  • In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist
    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Mariella Furrer

     
    "When I was about 5 years old, I was sexually abused by a stranger. I don’t think at that age I really understood what it was that had happened to me, but somehow I knew it was wrong, and I felt to blame for letting the man touch me. The molestation...
  • John Kerry's high-wire diplomacy

    John Kerry's high-wire diplomacy
    Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term? He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's...
  • California Democrats are facing risk of voter turnoff

    California Democrats are facing risk of voter turnoff
    President Obama's popularity is falling even in California, a deep-blue state he has won twice by landslides. It means Democratic politicians should worry about suffering fatal falls in the polling booths next November. That's not necessarily because...
  • Vacant seats? Let the governor fill 'em

    Vacant seats? Let the governor fill 'em
    SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he has seen enough. He wants to rid California of incessant special elections to fill vacancies in the Legislature. The elections interrupt the legislative process, he asserts, and they bleed local...
  • State senator burned out by polarization

    State senator burned out by polarization
    State Sen. Bill Emmerson says he's so fed up with the California Legislature that he's giving up and getting out. The Hemet Republican says his legislative fire no longer burns, his passion for politics has cooled. "I'm totally frustrated, and it's...
  • Bells shatter a November morning

    Bells shatter a November morning
    SACRAMENTO — Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin. "Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI)—Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas." Five bells for a...
  • For Obama, it's all about Obamacare

     For Obama, it's all about Obamacare
    President Obama's speech Tuesday announced the relaunch of his healthcare program's website. But he was also aiming to relaunch his entire second term, which has careened from high ambition to near-catastrophe in less than 11 months. Until his signature...
  • Even Ohio State's Urban Meyer discovers the BCS just isn't fair

     Even Ohio State's Urban Meyer discovers the BCS just isn't fair
    Fans from Berkeley, Calif., to Key Biscayne, Fla., must have done a spontaneous spit take when Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer announced his frustration with the lame-duck Bowl Championship Series. "I think it's a flawed system," Meyer said Monday. Here'...
  • On Coach O's future at USC, the BCS myth and Big Ten irrelevance

    On Coach O's future at USC, the BCS myth and Big Ten irrelevance
    Did Coach O get himself a head coaching job (Saturday) night? Vince Muzik Not unless I missed a big story in my morning paper, but I do think USC interim Coach Ed Orgeron is moving closer to the point of no return. This is the "careful what you wish...