Rise & Opine offers opinions on opinions, with varying levels of caffeine, three times a week.
Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post questions why Michelle Obama chose to introduce the Best Picture category at last night's Academy Awards, with a certain omission to the military service personnel standing behind her.
Alas, none of the films nor her aides reminded her to mention the military, not those personnel behind her nor those serving overseas, an odd omission for the White House that nevertheless was pleased to have them arrayed behind her like, well, set decoration.
Yes, an omission, but probably not worthy of a court martial.
-- UT San Diego takes aim at Gov. Jerry Brown and his Public Employment Relations Board for going after San Diego's pension reform ordinance.
-- The Orange County Register argues that California's climate law is forcing the University of California to accept fewer students, because of the costs to UC of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
--George Skelton, in the Los Angeles Times, says the Republican Party in California has become so pathetic it can't even find a candidate to run against Gov. Jerry Brown.
--Debra J. Saunders has fun with a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that revives a California inmate lawsuit to force the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to hire a paid, full-time Wiccan chaplain.
Yes, we are still in California, Toto. Have a good week.