Chilling report is a global call to action on Ebola epidemic

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Thursday, Sept. 25:

Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large body of political scientists and political psychologists now concur that liberals and conservatives disagree about politics in part because they are different people at the level of personality, psychology and even traits like physiology and genetics."

Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'A tale of two countries' � Jefferson County's assault on U.S. history

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

This is a tale of two countries.

Cynthia M. Allen: New pro-choice message disempowers women

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

In her recently released memoir, state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis acknowledged she had aborted a much-wanted child after discovering her unborn daughter had a severe brain abnormality.

California needs to look again at Asian stance on affirmative action

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Earlier this year, the California legislature tabled a proposed referendum that sought to restore affirmative action in higher education. The measure had sailed through the Senate with a two-thirds vote and was awaiting approval in the Assembly. However, after intense opposition and sustained mobilization by some Asian American voters, particularly by Chinese American voters in Silicon Valley and the Los Angeles suburbs, many Asian American members of the legislature voiced their opposition to the measure, effectively killing it.

Mary Sanchez: NFL needs to consult black women to get abuse policy right

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

If you think the NFL's domestic violence problem has been talked to death, there's one interested party that begs to differ.

Journalism codes leave vexing problems untouched

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

Since the 1920s journalists in the United States have been writing and rewriting codes of ethics. This began because they wanted the public and their own employers to regard them as worthy of respect (and decent pay), with rules, specialized expertise, and lofty purpose _ genuine professionals, just like dentists and accountants. They also wanted guidelines that would keep them both honest and out of court.

What sickening surprise awaits hospital patients?

|Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 23:

Wikipedia grows up on college campuses

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

A trusted bromide in academia is that you become a better student when you become a teacher. Something like that is happening at Wikipedia.

White House fence jumper exposes how we've failed veterans

|Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Tuesday, Sept. 23: