FROM William Bagley
Reform and the Extreme Right California's last constitutional convention was held in 1878. This year's budget brinksmanship, which is not over yet, was the last straw for political reformers who say it's time for a major, basic change. Yesterday in Sacramento, a business group called the Bay Area Council gathered concerned citizens to discuss the issue. They included William Bagley, who was a UC Regent for 14 years and before that Republican Assemblyman from Marin and Sonoma Counties from 1961 until 1974.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?