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Zero Tolerance for Carrying Knives To Schools

  It’s never easy for school administrators to deal with controversial or dangerous happenings at their schools. The recent claim by a fourth-grade student... Read more »

California Needs Cost-Effective Clean Energy Now

In the 1970s, the smog in Southern California was so bad we couldn’t even see the nearby San Gabriel Mountains from downtown. Smog alerts forced school kids indoors,... Read more »

Hispanics and Network News

If a journalist dropped in from Mars Sunday morning and watched NBC’s “Meet the Press” and  “Fox News Sunday,” his copy would read that Blacks must be... Read more »

The Beginning of the End of the Public University

The 1960s were “the best of times …the worst of times.” As one author put it, a backlash was underway that marked the “Slow Death of Public Higher Education”.... Read more »

The U.S. Economy in 2015: Challenges and Opportunities

With the stock market at an all-time high, a bonanza of cheap gasoline, and unemployment at 5.8 percent, there is increased optimism about the U.S. economy. Yet... Read more »

It’s Only Censorship When They Do It

The deplorable attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in which terrorists killed 12 and wounded 11, incited several reactions from the public, the sensitized... Read more »

Let’s Move Forward on the Sale of Ontario International Airport

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce agrees with Mayor Garcetti that the City of Los Angeles should sell Ontario International Airport (ONT). The business community... Read more »

A Muslim Cartoonist Draws Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

As a political cartoonist who happens to be both American and Muslim, I often find myself at the intersection of media curiosity: Muslim, with all the stereotypical... Read more »

Lara’s ‘Health Care for All’ Bill Is a Sensible Undertaking

It may surprise many that not all undocumented immigrants need Medi-Cal to cover their medical expenses, as one might think from the ongoing discussions on how to... Read more »

California Comeback or Continuing Crisis?

As the California Legislature reconvenes this week for the new session, Californians will hear two decidedly different messages from both politicians and political... Read more »

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