Even on 4/20, California needs clear-headed policy on pot. On Friday, California celebrates the first 4/20 since recreational marijuana became legal. The Legislature is tackling a major problem – how to handle all the cash in what is projected to be a $7 billion industry by 2020. Read more.
Jack Ohman mourns the loss of First Lady Barbara Bush. See what the country is missing here.
Foon Rhee: Who is behind attack websites in Sacramento sheriff’s race? Several websites use the names of Sheriff Scott Jones and former chief deputy Milo Fitch – but accuse them of all sorts of horrible behavior. Those responsible are anonymous, and they’re not breaking any laws. Read more.
Bill Whalen: Just as Thomas Jefferson spent four years in Paris as America’s minister to France, Gov. Jerry Brown could relocate to Washington, D.C. to serve as lead emissary for the West Coast Democratic “shield.” Read more.
Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Maria Neira and Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo: Three steps we need to take, starting this Earth Day, to avoid a climate catastrophe. Read more.
Mel Levine and Joel Bellman: With a free press under siege, propaganda is rising.