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There’s an Alternative to the Imperial Presidency

In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance his priorities.... Read more »

Freedom’s Just Another Word for the State Doesn’t Perceive a Threat

Did anyone really not expect this? Reporters Without Borders docks the United States 14 places versus last year — from 32nd to 46th worldwide — in its 2014 World... Read more »

Time to Clear the Air Mr. D’Arcy? Yes, Please Do

What a disappointment to read Brian D’Arcy’s explanation on why he continues to defy calls for him to turn over documents substantiating how $40 million in ratepayer... Read more »

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Finding true love, philosophers have always understood, can get complicated in deeply unequal places. Grand fortunes tend to give Cupid a hard time not just on Valentine’s... Read more »

Critical Lifeline Lost When Unemployment Benefits End

Even as our economy moves toward recovery, albeit slowly, the scourge of unemployment persists in many greater Los Angeles communities. Among them are communities... Read more »

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America the Beautiful for the 21st Century

During this year’s Super Bowl, Coca-Cola debuted a 60-second commercial paying tribute to the diversity of our nation. Coke’s “It’s Beautiful” ad featured... Read more »

Time to Invest In Future Environmental Voters of Color

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Campaign for Communities, which created a coalition of Latino, African American, low-income and environmental organizations... Read more »

President Says Country On the Mend, But Problems Remain

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress and the American people Tuesday seemed to be just a little less contentious then his past speeches. The... Read more »

The Minimum We Can Do to Fight Inequality

The political profile of economic inequality in America has certainly been growing. So has the political confusion over what overcoming inequality will take. Unfortunately,... Read more »

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