District attorney who knowingly sent the wrong man away for 25 years gets 10 days in jail.
David A. Love
The imposition of the death penalty is rife with corruption, incompetence, race and class bias and human error. Often, the innocent are killed.
On Election Day, California voters will wrestle with the death penalty, and it’s an issue the rest of the country should also consider.
This month marks the 45th anniversary of the late Thurgood Marshall’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Twenty years have passed since the verdict in the Rodney King beating case, and yet the problems of police brutality and racial profiling remain with us.
On Jan. 21, 2010, in a 5-4 decision, the nation’s highest court ruled that the First Amendment was intended by the Founding Fathers to allow corporations to exercise free speech — limitless and without regulation.
It’s about bringing economic fairness to America so that we can live up to our claim of being the land of opportunity.
Voting is supposed to be a right in this country, but many states are sabotaging that right.
Americans will rise and fall together based on whether all of our children are learning. Right now, they are not. And we can’t tolerate this any longer.
Summer used to signal that it was time for your two-week family trip. But those days are just about gone. We Americans are working more than anyone else, which leaves little time for the old-fashioned vacation.
Our diversity strengthens the nation. We are facing increased global competition, and we’re lucky to have so many children who are fluent in other languages and well versed in other cultures.
We are living in dangerous times. The economy is not doing well. The public discourse is rancid and rancorous. And a segment of our population is drifting ever further out into a kind of racist paranoia.
Perversely, some gun rights supporters suggest that there should be more guns, not fewer, in schools, in public places, in houses of worship. This approach is reckless and irresponsible, and will only lead to more innocent lives lost.
When even our friends question our human rights record, we’ve got to clean up our act.
Unemployment is a mental health issue, and we must address it.