Opinion

Op-Ed: Giving people a license to discriminate because of their religious beliefs

Under long-standing constitutional law, religious beliefs do not provide an exemption from civil rights laws and cannot be used as…

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Op-Ed: The California connection to Juneteenth you probably didn’t learn in school

Any commemoration of emancipation is important and relevant, but as a fourth-generation Californian and a Black American drawn to history,…

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Editorial: A narrow victory for religious freedom over gay equality

Advocates of equal rights for same-sex couples feared the worst when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of…

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Op-Ed: Another conservative attack on Obamacare, another loss at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act breaks no new legal ground,…

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Editorial: The Supreme Court saved Obamacare for the third time. It should never have had to

In rejecting yet another in a seemingly endless series of Republican attacks on the Affordable Care Act, a divided Supreme…

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Op-Ed: For women in science, ‘visibility’ isn’t always a good thing

One of my mentees, a young doctor, laughed when I recently told her how two of my adult daughters crawled…

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Column: Why the ACLU should continue to defend free speech — even when it’s vile

In my first job, right out of college, I worked as a lowly researcher at the national headquarters of the…

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Editorial: It’s OK to keep your mask on even when you don’t have to

Californians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear a face covering in most settings now…

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Letters to the Editor: This is why a Boeing 787 pilot tells you how to use the seat belt

To the editor: I fly a Boeing 787 passenger plane for work and a small Cessna 182 for leisure travel.…

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Letters to the Editor: Israel just showed the world how to remove a strongman from power

To the editor: Kudos to Israel for expelling Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. Every democratic nation needs to stand up…

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