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DeVos, Pence, Christian Right

If Republicans Won’t Take A Stand On Incompetent DeVos, What Will They Take A Stand On?

Surely there are more than two Republican senators who are smart enough to realize that Betsy DeVos is underqualified and incompetent to lead the Department of Education. A few heads should be hanging with shame in the Senate. If they were unable to show basic guts in such a clear-cut matter, Americans can expect no courage from them in the worrisome years to come.

February 8, 2017
fight over essential benefits delays Trumpcare vote

Obamacare Repeal: A Bad Goal That’s Proving Hard To Achieve

Repealing the law is bad enough, but doing so without an alternative that could preserve coverage for the estimated 20 million Americans who gained it through Obamacare would be reckless and irresponsible.

January 6, 2017
Tax, Taxes, Donald Trump, Ethical Dilemma

Donald Trump’s Ethical Conundrum

If Donald Trump fails to adequately separate himself from his commercial affairs, even his Republican allies in Congress must hold him accountable. Trump sought this job, and while he has made a show of breaking with traditions, he cannot break faith with the American people.

December 28, 2016
Tom Hayden liberal activist dead at 76

Tom Hayden, 1960s Activist Who Championed Liberal Causes, Dead At 76

Hayden’s charisma, drive and intellectual heft made him a potent force. The anti-Vietnam War activist and member of the Chicago 7 relished being a thorn in the side of the powerful.

October 24, 2016
trump miss universe

Trump Continues Attacks On Former Miss Universe With Middle-Of-The-Night Tweets

Donald Trump said Friday that Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton was “duped” into using his comments about a “disgusting” former Miss Universe to attack him.

September 30, 2016
Trump

‘Don’t Vote For Trump,’ Says USA Today In First Presidential Endorsement In Its History

USA Today broke its 34-year tradition of not endorsing in a presidential race, publishing a scathing argument against voting for Donald Trump.

September 30, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about his attempts to influence the Democratic party's platform in Albany, New York, U.S. June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sanders Faces Growing Pressure To Get Behind Clinton’s Candidacy

After pulling Clinton leftward in the fight for the party’s nomination and pushing their contest to the very last day of voting— long after it was effectively decided — Sanders now faces calls for him to stand down, step aside and fall in line.

July 10, 2016
Syringe medicine needle

California Senate Passes Assisted-Suicide Bill

California could join five other states in legalizing assisted suicide for dying patients.

June 5, 2015
Protesters yell outside of the Berkeley Police Department protesting police violence in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Protests Against Police Continue In Bay Area; Oakland Websites Hacked

Protests over the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings are continuing in northern California.

December 11, 2014

Napa Earthquake: Power Restored To Thousands; Cleanup Continues

Los Angeles Times Power has been restored to nearly all of the approximately 70,000 customers in Napa County whose lights went out after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck early Sunday, utility officials said Monday. The approximately 150 customers who remained without power were expected to have their service restored later Monday morning, according to Pacific […]

August 25, 2014

Teens Were Plotting To Kill ‘As Many Students As Possible,’ Police Say

Los Angeles Times SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. — South Pasadena police are crediting vigilant school officials for helping to foil a mass-shooting plot allegedly planned by two students whose arrests were announced Monday. South Pasadena Unified School District Supt. Geoff Yantz said that school administrators were informed of a “credible threat of potential school violence” and […]

August 19, 2014

Officials Defend Release Of Graphic Robin Williams Suicide Details

Los Angeles Times Marin County, Calif., officials are defending their decision to release graphic details about Robin Williams’ suicide. They have faced some criticism on social media for a press conference Tuesday in which officials laid out how Williams died and how he was found. An official with the sheriff’s office said the release of […]

August 14, 2014

California Lawmaker Moves To Stop Oil-Drilling Project

Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s been 45 years since a spill off Santa Barbara coated the picturesque coast with oil, killed wildlife, and prompted tough new pumping restrictions. But new worries have emerged in Sacramento. It turns out that there was an exemption in a 1994 law that still allows drilling in a […]

August 8, 2014

China Quake Toll Rises To 615; Muddy Noodles Open Army To Scrutiny

By Los Angeles Times staff BEIJING — It was framed as a feel-good story about the sacrifice and toughness of Chinese soldiers: Troops who rushed to the site of a deadly earthquake in the southern province of Yunnan resorted to using muddy water to boil their instant noodles in the disaster zone. But the photo-op […]

August 7, 2014

Bureau Of Land Management, Local Police Tension Nears Breaking Point

Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — James Perkins sees the federal Bureau of Land Management more as a belligerent occupying army than a government agency serving U.S. citizens, including those like him in south-central Utah. Perkins is the sheriff of Garfield County, a rural bastion about the size of Connecticut with only 5,500 residents, where […]

August 7, 2014

Police Suspect Virginia Man Killed Wife And Three Kids In Murder-Suicide

Los Angeles Times A family of five was found shot to death in their Virginia home late Sunday in what authorities suspect was a murder-suicide. A relative walked into the Culpeper, Va., house around 10 p.m. Sunday and discovered the bodies of the parents, Clarence and Shauna Washington, both 35, and their three daughters, said […]

August 4, 2014