In summary

A collection of commentaries by Dan Walters over the past week.

School accountability good for some, not others?

If community colleges and charter schools should be accountable for academic outcomes, why not public K-12 schools?

Democrats defying the will of voters

California’s Democratic politicians aren’t very democratic when it comes to respecting the will of voters.

Newsom does it again with death row reprieve

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s blanket reprieve for those on death row is another headline-grabbing gesture—and it could backfire.

Slowing economy could hit state budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes to have a balanced state budget through his first term. But some economic clouds are looming on the horizon.

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Dan Walters has been a journalist for more than 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. He began his professional career in 1960, at age 16, at the Humboldt Times...