Articles by Dave Kempa





Standards, and poor

Despite the state’s slow recovery from the recession, about 8.1 million Californians—­22 percent of the population­—lived in poverty in 2011, according to a joint project…




Journalists vs. the NSA

Comfort Eagle My mantra as a journalist has long been Finley Peter Dunne’s “Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable,” a fairly straight-forward guideline for…