Posts Tagged ‘opinion’
OPINION: Why a Jovanka Beckles victory is crucial
Tuesday’s elections in the 15th Assembly District might change the meaning of who “We the People” really are in the Trump era. The race is a microcosm for the larger political battles in the United States, with possible echoes for decades to come, particularly around housing in the East Bay.Read More
OPINION: Insights from an “outsider”
My stories will always be shaped and influenced by my past experiences. I’m Muslim, and I’m American. I’m from the Midwest, and I’ve lived on both the East and West Coasts.Read More
GUEST OPINION: Lament for veterans
GUEST OPINION: Inegalitarianism, defined as the exclusion of large segments of the population from participation in the socioeconomic and political system despite the language of equality, liberty and freedom, has permeated the U.S. since its inception. Veterans Day provides the opportunity to reflect on the hundreds of thousands who have perished in battle, suffered wounds…Read More
GUEST OPINION: The Real Winners Must be Our Students
GUEST OPINION: The Richmond Confidential story on the school board election in West Contra Costa Unified School District (Pro-charter school PACs flood West Contra Costa school board elections.) leaves me puzzled. After 15 years of teaching at Cal Berkeley myself, I applaud the experience these young journalists are gaining. Still, our students and families depend…Read More
OPINION: Must we tolerate intolerance?
The city council has a job to do — run the City of Richmond — and council meetings are one of the primary vehicles by which to do so. Section 2.12.030 makes provisions for the silencing of speech that is disturbing or disruptive to this function.Read More
Jovanka Beckles: Vote “Yes” on Measure N to create mentally and physically healthy children
The campaign signs read, “More sports + less sodas = healthy kids.” A tax on sugar sweetened beverages is designed to raise money to provide opportunities for our young people to participate in healthy organized sports. It promises to yield benefits that are priceless to our community, including an increase in both the mental and…Read More
What is your opinion about the Mehserle trial verdict?
BART and bus riders from Richmond and neighboring cities give their opinion about the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle trial.Read More