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Artificial Pepper — Who Knew?

Taco Bell has decided it will replace artificial pepper with real pepper, who knew? Sometimes consumers can be fooled into thinking they are eating the real thing... Read more »

Augmentation Needed to State Budget for CalWORKs Housing Support Program

While we applaud the recovery of the local economy following one of the worst financial crises for both the state and nation, thousands of homeless and at-risk families... Read more »

NSA Surveillance Intrudes On Our Freedom

With less than a month to go before the Congress must decide whether to renew a portion of the Patriot Act, the controversial domestic surveillance program, it appears... Read more »

Why Continue Celebrating Memorial Day

Some time ago, while talking to one of my liberal friends, I was asked, “Why should we celebrate Memorial Day?” The primary reason why we celebrate Memorial... Read more »

A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy

Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don’t. Extracting coal from the ground and disposing of its toxic... Read more »

‘Ref’ Rodriguez for LAUSD School Board

Eastern Group Publications endorsed Ref Rodriguez for the Los Angeles Unified School Board’s 5th District Seat during the primary and we still endorse him in the... Read more »

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 »

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