Message to online forum participants: Comments going on “pause” 

We’ve asked nicely. We’ve begged. We’ve deleted too many posts to count. We’ve banned individual users, then they crop up again under fake names, even though our terms of use require people to post under their real names. It’s like a frustrating game of moderator whack-a-mole.  But the vitriol and name-calling in the opinion section’s comment threads have become too

Our View | A Lump of Coal from Congress

What’s 4,155 pages long and spends $1.7 trillion of your money?  Yes, it’s the newly enacted omnibus spending bill, passed last week just before Christmas

Our View | COVID and the Freedom to Dissent

During the Roman Inquisition in the 1600s, Copernicus and then Galileo were found to be “foolish and absurd in philosophy” and “vehemently suspect of heresy,”

Our View | A Vote of No Confidence

As of this writing, it has been 10 days since the Nov. 8 General Election. And we still don’t know all of the results.  California