Legalize sports betting

Connecticut likely will join other states that legalize sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door by repealing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. This state desperately needs the money it could reap from getting in on that action. And sports betting is everywhere, as anyone who has wagered on the Kentucky Derby or filled out a March Madness bracket can attest.

Battling campus oppression of the freedom of expression

WASHINGTON — On election night 2016, Mark Schlissel, the University of Michigan’s president, addressed more than 1,000 students, declaring that the 90 percent of them who had favored the losing candidate had rejected “hate.” He thereby effectively made those who disagreed with him and with the campus majority eligible to be targets of the university’s “bias response teams.” That his announced contempt for them made him a suitable target of the thought police is a thought that presumably occurred to no one, least of all him.

California’s historic, successful right-to-die law on life-support

California’s right-to-die law is nothing less than historic, certainly one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in the last several years. More than 100 people have used it to take their own lives since it was approved in 2015. Families have said repeatedly that the law has brought comfort to their relatives who took advantage of it, in many cases by offering an alternative to pain and suffering.