FROM Peter Krause
Extremism in the Middle East Almost 100 people have died so far in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. And Palestinian rockets continue to fall on Israeli cities, after four days of conflict there. This was all sparked by the murder of three Israeli teens, and the subsequent killing of a Palestinian kid, presumably by Israeli extremists looking for revenge. So, who are these extremist factions on both sides of the divide that have - once again - been able to turn the region into a war zone?
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."