BILL HARDER

Restructure taxes, pensions

California faces two stark realities: 1) the imperative for comprehensive pension reform, and 2) the imperative for a structural tax reform. Why? Our state legislative analyst pred ...

What a mess to leave the grandkids

I have ventured ? this many summers in a sea of glory, but far beyond my depth ? These lines preface a book, ?Sea of Glory,? by Nathaniel Philbrick. To me, they speak of a young, i ...

Health care a humane offering

To be creative is to invent something. But, we ask, does the thing invented actually work? Case in point: the commerce clause in our Constitution …the “thing” that needs to ...

Stance anti-First Amendment

In 1934, Cordell Hull, Franklin Roosevelt’s secretary of state, informed Germany’s minister of foreign affairs that “it is well known that the free exercise of religion is no ...

Time to crunch the numbers

It’s comforting that Congressman Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is making an issue of the federal debt crisis. Our president, who’s added some $3 trillion ...

Let Golden Rule preclude PC

Juan Williams, news analyst, commentator and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, was recently fired by National Public Radio for a “violation” of political correctness and for appea ...