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NSA Surveillance Intrudes On Our Freedom

With less than a month to go before the Congress must decide whether to renew a portion of the Patriot Act, the controversial domestic surveillance program, it appears... Read more »

Why Continue Celebrating Memorial Day

Some time ago, while talking to one of my liberal friends, I was asked, “Why should we celebrate Memorial Day?” The primary reason why we celebrate Memorial... Read more »

A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy

Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don’t. Extracting coal from the ground and disposing of its toxic... Read more »

‘Ref’ Rodriguez for LAUSD School Board

Eastern Group Publications endorsed Ref Rodriguez for the Los Angeles Unified School Board’s 5th District Seat during the primary and we still endorse him in the... Read more »

Closing the Door on Torture

After I blew the whistle on the CIA’s torture program in 2007, the fallout for me was brutal. To make a long story short, I served nearly two years in federal... Read more »

Our Children Are Not for Sale

Children are being bought and sold right in our backyards. People assume sex and labor trafficking is only happening in other countries, but it has become a major... Read more »

Coddling the Rich

Question: How much did Congress save taxpayers last year when it cut food stamp benefits for 16 million poor children?   Answer: Less than the windfall Congress... Read more »

The For Profit College Scam

This spring, around 100 indebted college grads came up with a novel strategy for dealing with their crushing debt: They simply weren’t going to pay it. These students... Read more »

Historically, Change In Our Communities Hasn’t Been Fair or Adequate

Education is very controversial in the sense that it doesn’t just deal with students, but also how the community responds to change. Historically, change in our... Read more »

Let’s Clean Up the Place

You don’t have to tell most Angelenos that the city of Los Angeles is getting dirtier and dirtier; they can see it every time they step outside. The trash that... Read more »

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