In summary

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

Budget expediency overwhelms logic

Two expedient state budget deals undermine their rational legitimacy.

Most ‘job killer’ bills already dead

All but five of the 31 bills given the “job killer” epithet by California Chamber of Commerce have already died.

Los Angeles school tax flunks out

L.A. voters rejected a new tax for schools in a test of sentiment for a similar statewide measure.

Slavery in 21st century California? Yes

California is a 21st century slave state. Hundreds, if not thousands, of human beings are being kept in slavery.

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Dan Walters has been a journalist for nearly 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...