Derek Hunter

Hollywood has made a lot of money with movies where an older lead character goes back to college and has the time of his or her life.

Debra J. Saunders

"Crime drops to new lows," read Tuesday's San Francisco Chronicle headline for a story about historic lows in crime statistics, nationally as well as in the Bay Area.

Bruce Bialosky

A lot of people and/or groups were taking credit for John Boehner stepping down as Speaker of the House.

Paul Jacob

n the classic Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville expressed astonishment at Americans proclivity to form associations to get things done. Causes from parks to roads to clean-up to libraries . . . Americans were organized. Indeed, they organized themselves. Whereas in Europe the common folk would wait for a magistrate to start the job, in youthful democratic America, the people did the work.

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