Should California Governor Gavin Newsom Be Recalled?

August 24, 2021

It is turning out to be strange summer in California. The entire West Coast has been experiencing unprecedented heatwaves and wildfires, a sure sign that climate change is taking its toll on our planet. California is also in the midst of political turmoil, fueled by partisan hatred against its...

The Madison Avenue Brain of a “Guns Right” Judge

June 07, 2021

The most memorable three words of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, may well be: “Aux armes, citoyens.” Composed in the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution and five years after the ratification of the US Constitution, the anthem’s lyrics dramatically recreate the...

The Skies of Post-COVID Education Are Darkening

September 14, 2020

In an article on Al Jazeera published on September 1, Kathleen Siddell, a freelance writer and former teacher who lives in Southern California, made a compelling case concerning the question that many parents on the West Coast (and elsewhere) were concerned about at that moment of history. She...

In the Hyperreal World of US Education, Art Must Be Innocuous

July 22, 2019

One of the deepest features of any culture concerns the general approach to problem-solving. Some cultures, before defining the actions intended to solve any complex problem, privilege the idea of engaging in research. Others prefer contradictory public debate. And many cultures rely on guidance...

Who Will Fix California’s Biggest Problem?

May 07, 2018

 The looming problem of California's pension system should be front and center for the upcoming governor’s race. As the California governor’s race heats up, voters should focus on one issue that towers above all others in importance: our public pension system’s slide toward insolvency....