Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has a ticking time bomb on his desk: he must sign a recently passed bill by October 9th in order for it to become law. His signature, however, would set an explosive precedent: the bill allows children (even 12 year olds) to give valid consent--without their parent’s knowledge or permission--to receive vaccines that aim to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
The community where I live is upgrading our Comcast cable services—which means that I won’t have Fox News on the third floor of my hacienda until they get out to my place and give me whatever fancy box I need.
As we sat around picnic tables waiting for the girls’ volleyball team to come for lunch after their tournament game that Saturday morning, the mothers talked about the bad influences their daughters faced in today’s culture.
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