“We will do everything necessary to protect California’s coastline," the governor said in a statement Wednesday, after news broke that the oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara that began on Tuesday may be far greater in magnitude than originally expected.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss what led to Elliot Rodger's deadly attacks in Santa Barbara, President Obama's announcement that he will reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan from 30,000 troops to 10,000, and NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden's big interview.
In the aftermath of the horrific Isla Vista slayings, which some have speculated were fueled by misogynist extremism, women in the Twitterverse have decided it's about time they talk about male privilege.
When violent eruptions like the killings in Santa Barbara on May 23 happen, discussions in the news often -- as they have in this case -- focus on individual culpability as well as the assumed (and often substantiated) mental illness of the perpetrator.
A 22-year-old man with apparent social difficulties is suspected of killing six people and injuring seven late Friday near the University of California campus in Santa Barbara.