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Ferguson Exposes the Creeping Militarization of Police Forces

The tragedies unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, are doubly infuriating. First, there is the obvious outrage of yet another unarmed black teenager being stopped by... Read more »

50 Years Later, ‘Upward Bound’ Still Vital

Fifty years ago this year, the federal government created Upward Bound, a program to help low-income students enroll in college. Today, with poverty rates again... Read more »

New School Funding Demands Vigilant Oversight

California school districts receiving a bump in revenue to help them do a better job of providing services to students who are low-income, in foster care, English... Read more »

Here Comes the Sun – Cash – America’s Solar Powered Con

My least fondest memory of Marine Corps Boot Camp was an exercise a dozen men would do when they picked up a telephone pole weighing hundreds of pounds, pulled it... Read more »

California Businesses Need Stronger Federal Clean Water Rules

You don’t have to be a native Californian to know how important water is to our state, especially in light of the current record-breaking drought. The total cost... Read more »

A Prickly Question In the Golden State

California’s harsh new measure to deal with long-term drought is making waves. Residents caught wasting by washing sidewalks with their garden hose and committing... Read more »

Immigration Reform by Treaty

One million dollars-a-minute, sixty minutes an hour, 1440 minutes-a-day, 43,200 minutes-a-month, 518,440 minutes a year, or $518,440,000,000 (That’s Billion with... Read more »

Why Incumbents Keep Getting Reelected

  It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In... Read more »

DWP Infrastructure Failures Not Rate Payers Fault

Nothing frustrated us more this week than watching 20 million gallons of water going down the drain unabated, and causing major damage to the UCLA campus and surrounding... Read more »

Putting the Central American Children’s Migration In Context

The dramatic surge in the number of Central American children and teenagers entering the US has created considerable concern among many in the United States. Already... Read more »

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