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Leave No Generation Behind

Over a decade ago, I got a call from Bill Gates. Not the Bill Gates you’re probably thinking of. It was Bill Gates Sr., the Microsoft founder’s dad. He was eager... Read more »

Insurance Commissioner Left Without Bully Pulpit on Health Insurance

The defeat of Proposition 45 was not unexpected given the intense and expensive campaign to defeat it waged by the health insurance industry. Prop. 45 opponents... Read more »

What Would the Founders Do?

The soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War were our first veterans, the only cohort of U.S. warriors who took up arms to create rather than defend a country. If... Read more »

A Difficult Season

My brother would have turned 29 the other day. Thus begins the season of difficult anniversaries. Six years ago, my baby bro turned 23. It was 2008, a week before... Read more »

Lack of Port Agreement a Threat to Christmas and the New Year

A quiet, behind the scenes negotiation has been taking place for many months between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime... Read more »

EGP General Election Ballot Recommendations: Part 2

We keep hearing from various sources that many voters are so disenchanted with our political representatives they intend not to vote on November 4. It’s being... Read more »

Nov. 4 General Election Ballot Recommendations

California Statewide Ballot Measures  Proposition 1—Water Bond. Funding for water, quality supply, treatment and storage projects. Except for Shasta County, no... Read more »

Viewing Political Corruption More Broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted,... Read more »

LAUSD Fiascos-Plenty of Blame to Go Around

Whenever fiascos such as the scheduling or lack thereof at Jefferson High School occur, you can be sure there is usually plenty of blame to go around. And those... Read more »

Ethnic Studies Now

On November 18, 2014, the LAUSD Board of Education will consider a resolution that will require all LAUSD students to take a high school A-G Ethnic Studies course... Read more »

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