Commentary

Gov. Gavin Newsom sent out a press release Wednesday announcing that he will sign “the first major overhaul to the charter schools law since its enactment 27 years ago, and will address longstanding challenges for both traditional public school districts and charter schools.” . . . ....

There’s an old joke about the drunk who’s hunting for his lost keys under the streetlamp, not because he thinks they’re there, but because the light is good. Well, that’s what federal and state officials are doing to address two recent major public health threats:...

Genetic engineering has delivered monumental scientific, technological, and humanitarian achievements – from producing human insulin in bacteria and gene therapy to treat genetic diseases to increasing food security and reducing malnutrition in developing countries.  But it continues to face brickbats, sometimes from unexpected directions. The most...

Cheryl Gilarski has had enough health problems to last a lifetime. The 60-year-old Canadian recently shared her story with the CBC, Canada's national broadcasting company. Her troubles began two decades ago, when doctors diagnosed her with an atrial flutter, a condition that causes the heart to...