The New Rules of Tolerance: You Can Hate, But You Can’t Lead

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Understanding that the law treats corporations as people puts Brendan Eich’s ouster from Mozilla in perspective: It’s not personal—it’s just business.

Man Rents Billboards to Publicly Shame Distracted Drivers in San Francisco

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Brian Singer, a San Francisco-based designer and employee at a well-known social media company, decided to take the problem of texting-while-driving into his own hands, creating his own anti-texting campaign.

L.A. Sheriff Baca Steps Down


You can’t run for reelection when you’ve been indicted by the Feds.

In Paris, A Bohemian Love at First Sight


Queue the squeezebox and pop the champagne. This story of courtship gives us a reason to believe in mature romance.

UCLA Student Calls Out Institutionalized Racism


UCLA student says “Stop pretending that the wounds of our past have healed. We’re not asking for a handout, we’re asking for a level playing field.”

California Appeals Court Upholds State Ban on Assault Rifles

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Semi-automatic assault rifles are still illegal in California, and the ban is constitutional.

A Living Death Sentence: Reflections on Life Imprisonment


Sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, Spoon Jackson wonders if a changed man will ever be given a second chance.

California Governor Vetoes Bill To Reduce Drug Sentences, Signs New Private Prison Deal Instead


Faced with a looming deadline to reduce the state’s prison population, California Governor Jerry Brown rejected drug sentencing reform, instead signing another costly private prisons contract.

In The First Six Months Of 2013 Los Angeles Police Dogs Only Bit Blacks and Latinos

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The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, known for systemic racial profiling, has sicced dogs on minorities at an increasing rate over the past nine years.

California Law Allows Children More Than Two Legal Parents


The law was designed with same-sex couples in mind, who may choose to keep a third opposite-sex biological parent in their child’s life.

California Governor Signs Bill Limiting Deportation Of Non-Violent Offenders

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By signing the TRUST Act Governor Jerry Brown hopes to “restore community trust for immigrants who are too scared of deportation to report crime to local law enforcement.”

Delivery Man Rescues Teen From Burning Car

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Juan Ganaja, a delivery man for the Hook Burger Chain in Burbank, California, is being hailed a hero after rescuing an 18 year old girl from the wreckage of a burning car on Saturday morning.

Conservative Groups Erase Transgender People With ‘Saving Our Locker Rooms’ Arguments

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As Zack Ford points out, “The reality of transgender people is also a great natural and moral truth, but it’s not one that these groups are willing to acknowledge.”

Murderers Are His Life


Let’s make sure the wisdom of prison educators doesn’t get left out of a dialogue that has become water-cooler conversation across America.

NOM Abandons Marriage Mission to Focus Campaign Against Transgender Children


After a pretty significant losing streak on marriage, NOM is now jumping ship on its mission, proving that it’s just another anti-LGBT organization that will sink to any low.

Should Marine Animals Be Trained for Warfare?

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Capt. William E. Simpson was stunned by the beauty, grace and intelligence of dolphins in the Sea of Cortez. So he hated to see them then be used by the Navy.