Opinion

A moral eater’s manifesto

06/09/2016
Humans will eat anything that won’t kill them, and some things that will. You can grow a plant quicker and cheaper than an animal. Less energy is used in the production of vegetables, fruits and nuts. It is easier for your body to transform plants’ and trees’ nutritional properties into...

Inmigrantes y estudiantes latinos

06/02/2016
Alma sonríe con timidez mientras inventa una excusa a maestros, administradores y especialistas de su escuela, diciendo que seguramente su madre está ocupada con su hermanito y no pudo ir a la reunión convocada sobre el aprovechamiento escolar de su hija. El director asistente le explica que es importante que...

Hypocrisy

06/02/2016
Politicians are charged with acting on our behalf, to make laws to protect us and serve our needs. They are also generally expected to lie routinely. When did our society become so tolerant of hypocrisy? We’re probably all guilty of petty hypocrisies—false contrition when chastised, simulated sympathy for someone’s loss,...

Your guide to the June 7 ballot

05/26/2016
It’s a pleasure again this year to share my views on the candidates and issues on the June primary ballot. Let’s start right at the top of the ballot, at least as far as West Marin is concerned: District Four Supervisor. At the candidates’ forum held a few weeks back...

The Light endorses Wendi Kallins for District 4 supervisor

05/19/2016
The intense and competitive race for District 4 supervisor is as important to our readers as any office or measure on the 2016 ballot. Our county representative must see the depth of the crisis facing West Marin—and understand how each of its pieces is interdependent with the others—if we are...

Fear

05/19/2016
“If it bleeds, it leads” raises ratings for T.V. and radio shows. Sensational coverage of the latest “pandemic” strikes fear in our hearts and creates financial windfalls for government departments and drug companies. Isolated violent incidents are inflated into national threats. We are encouraged to fear whole segments of our...

The inspiring Red Lions Dub

05/19/2016
Inspiration. When I first heard Burton Eubank’s disc, Red Lions Dub, I was inspired. Inspired to call him up and let him know that his music was having a powerful effect on our family. We were dancing in our socks on the kitchen floor, grooving to his beat. Burton (on...

Primaries: Complex and confusing

05/12/2016
Monday, May 23 is the last day to register for California’s important June 7 primary election—important due to the decisive role primaries have in determining presidential and U.S. Senate candidates. California has semi-closed primaries, a confusing and complicated arrangement whose simplest rule is that if a voter is registered with...

The dangerous roads of West Marin

05/12/2016
Ah, the joy of cruising down a winding country road alongside redwoods, fields of cows and other Point Reyes scenery. What could be dangerous? Call it the need for speed. Crazed drivers in hot cars, super-fast motorcycles driven by people who see roads as a roller-coaster thrill ride. Add to...

Why Bernie?

05/12/2016
Because you can’t vote out of fear. You have to vote for what you hope to achieve, not what you are afraid to lose. The feared misanthropic society that Trump would inaugurate effectively already exists. Republicans dominate the majority of state legislatures and have attacked voting and labor rights. Obama...

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