In summary

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

Politicians missing in action on housing

Midway through the legislative session, there’s no discernible progress on solving California’s housing crisis.

Vaccination, abortion debates intertwined

California’s vaccination controversy has a symbiotic relationship with the nation’s abortion debate.

A political deal comes full circle

It was late one night 40 years ago and Gov.

Interest rate limit doesn’t fix poverty

Limiting interest rates on loans to the poor is a sincere effort, but it does nothing about the state’s high poverty level.

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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...