POLITICAL HERITAGE UNDER FIRE - If ignorance is bliss, the Western world should be ecstatic.
COMMENTARY - Let us name Julian Assange’s executioners.
NATION WATCH - Where are you going to get the money? That question haunts congressional proposals to help the poor, the unhoused, and those struggling to pay the mortgage or rent or medical bills, among so many other critical domestic matters.
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE - For much of my life I have been in conversation with a man who died 86 years ago.
MARKET EXPLAINED--Between opening an account, studying an investment, and putting a transaction together, purchasing those first shares may feel tricky.
IMMIGRATION WATCH - Like a gravitational field, there’s a narrative that exerts a powerful pull on U.S. immigration policy.
COMMENTARY - Sometimes it’s better to say nothing. This is one of those times.
COMMENTARY - The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is over. After days of deliberation, a Kenosha County jury found the 18-year-old teenager who brought an AR-15 to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and killed two protesters while wounding another not guilty on all counts, finding that the teenager acted in self-defense.
MARC’S ANGLE - With nonstop news stories about divisions around class, income, race and anything big government and the media can think of to cause conflict, the reality of our unity in California is missed and hardly talked about these days.
COMMENTARY - I, like many of you, have become aware of the indictment of Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas. I am not surprised by any of the events, and despite what he may say, neither is he.
DEMOCRACY - I wrote my new book in lockdown from a socially distanced corner of my home. That might seem an odd perch from which to write about citizenship, but it taught me something important.
BUDGET WATCH - The drama over the Build Back Better Act has revealed the power of narrative in our political landscape.
MARC'S ANGle - Following up on my piece last Friday as the initial facts were released on the tragedy in New Mexico, I had a chance to sit down and interview Stefano Da Frè, independent filmmaker.
COMMENTARY - A long time ago, Gordon Adams introduced the term “iron triangle” to characterize the interlocked relationship of the Pentagon’s military services, the corporations that contract with it to build weapons and provide services, and the Congressional committees that vote on military appropriations
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - If you follow the news about President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, you might have heard a lot about its 10-year price tag. But you probably haven’t heard much about what it would actually do.