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  • Controversy spices up this year's college graduation speeches

    Graduation speeches can be pretty boring. But recent controversies are making this year an exception, with some graduates getting speeches perhaps more topical than they were expecting. So far this commencement season, the big story had been the rash of...
  • What college kids don't want to hear

    Last week, former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau joined a growing group of prominent public figures who have declined invitations to speak at college commencement ceremonies because of protests. Birgeneau — and the students who might...
  • Oklahoma halts double execution after one is botched

    A controversial double execution in Oklahoma was scrubbed Tuesday night after the first inmate to receive an experimental three-drug cocktail writhed and grimaced on the gurney, struggled to lift his head and died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes...
  • Trains and crude oil are too often an accident waiting to happen

    The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
  • On sexual assault policy, trust colleges, not Uncle Sam

    Sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints are surging on campuses. The Obama administration is pressuring colleges and universities to assure more confidentiality for accusers, conduct anonymous student surveys and train bystanders to intervene. It...
  • On the Town: Artists shine at Brand Library's annual event; GCC Patrons Club awards scholarships

    On the Town: Artists shine at Brand Library's annual event; GCC Patrons Club awards scholarships
    Seventy-nine artists interpreted the theme of "celebrate" in honor of the reopening of the Brand Library and its galleries. And "Celebrate!" their audiences did. This past Saturday, some 200 art fans jammed the main exhibit space to "oooh" and "ahhh"...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why American women are endangered

    According to a report released earlier this month in the widely respected health research journal The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth. To put it bluntly, for every...
  • Students hold commencement speakers accountable

    It's easy to criticize the college students who rallied against such commencement speakers as Condoleezza Rice, Robert J. Birgeneau and Christine Lagarde because they condemn their views on the Iraq war, the Occupy movement's conduct at UC Berkeley or the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown grants terminally ill abbot's burial wish

    SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news. Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away constitutional challenges to...
  • Another FBI inquiry hits California's Capitol with probe of Leland Yee

    Another FBI inquiry hits California's Capitol with probe of Leland Yee
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. SACRAMENTO -- For the second time in less than a year, agents are searching a Capitol office as part of a federal investigation. Last year it was Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) who was targeted in...
  • Robert B. Reich: The distributional games

    Every year I ask the students in my “Wealth and Poverty” class to play a simple game. I have them split up into pairs and imagine that I’m giving one of them $1,000. They can keep some of the money only on condition they reach a deal...