Melissa Freeman
Melissa Freeman
Nov. 7, 2012

California Election Results LIVE

Updating live from California on the latest election day votes and proposition results.

Nov. 2, 2012

Prop 31 and Prop 32: A Guide to Complicated Ballot Propositions in California

California propositions are often driven by special interests and masked in complex language. Here's what you need to know about the four most misunderstood ballot initiatives.
April 6, 2012

Santa Monica Protest Incident Underlines Why There Is No 'Right' to Pepper Spray Students

Students will continue to protest until they are fairly represented in the decision-making bodies of the universities they attend.
Feb. 9, 2012

California's UC System Shows Why Privatizing Public Higher Education Is Not The Solution

The recent move toward privatization by using alternative sources to fund public higher education, such as tuition and private endowments, is the wrong step in finding a permanent solution.
Jan. 27, 2012

Mitt Romney and Ron Paul Break Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment on Twitter

Which GOP candidate is waging the dirtiest war on Twitter?
Jan. 26, 2012

5 Strangest Claims Made in the 2012 GOP Race

The weirdest claims to have come out of the GOP so far.

Jan. 21, 2012

U.S. Should Legalize Marijuana to Curtail Mexican Drug War and Curb Illegal Immigration

The U.S. needs to increase its efforts to end the Mexican Drug Wars by rethinking its policies on drug legalization and regulation.
Jan. 18, 2012

Wikipedia and Reddit Protests Against SOPA, PIPA Show Lobbying Power of Internet Giants

The activism of internet giants in online protests against SOPA is a peek into a potentially unbeatable lobbying power that will always want to save itself.
Jan. 14, 2012

Removing Stigmas of Vocational School Will Improve U.S. Education

The U.S. needs to remove the stigmas associated with a vocational education to improve the American education system as a whole and the value students receive from it.
Jan. 13, 2012

New Legal Definition of Rape Shows Changing Attitude Towards Masculinity

The new legal definition of rape represents a changing attitude toward masculinity that will ultimately affect the way rape is both treated and committed.
Jan. 6, 2012

Can a True Conservative Like Rick Santorum Win the GOP Nomination?

Chances are that a true conservative like Rick Santorum cannot win the GOP nomination in 2012.

Jan. 4, 2012

Washington's Mount Rainier Gunman Illustrates Problem of PTSD Among Our Veterans

The Mount Rainier shooting is an extreme example of the effects of PTSD on veterans.
Dec. 31, 2011

Brazil Pres. Dilma Rousseff a Model of Leadership U.S. Politicians Should Follow

U.S. presidential candidates should take a note from the direct style and tough decision-making exemplified by Rousseff, who represents a policy of action over rhetoric.
Dec. 30, 2011

ACA Health Care Standards Should be Determined by Federal Government, Not States

The decision to allow states to determine their own minimum health care standards leads to an inefficient and ineffective implementation of the ACA and decreased federal accountability.