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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 »

Hispanic Exit Polls Fall Short

The late Washington Post prize-winning reporter David Broder shook up the political world 35 years ago with his book Changing of the Guard: Power and Leadership... Read more »

Debt Forgiveness: End the Student Loan Industrial Complex

On April 15th, the Department of Education stated it is “working on a process to help federal student loan borrowers submit a defense to repayment of their federal... Read more »

Respecting School Choice: No Need for Villians

The denial of space to Collegiate Charter High School at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights may have been for reasons other than a strong opposition to charters... Read more »

Why We Need $50,000 Traffic Tickets

All of us would like to live in a world where people always do the right thing — without anybody looking over their shoulder. But that world doesn’t exist and... Read more »

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