THE BCK FILE-A GOP game plan that costs California taxpayers at least $276 million ended in a blowout for incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom.
COMMON DREAMS - Too often climate change is reduced to quantification of greenhouse glasses or melting ice caps.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - The Inglewood City Council is attempting to pull a fast one on Inglewood residents.
CAPITAL & MAIN-This year, natural disasters across the country — including epochal drought conditions and devastating wildfires in California —
ECONOMIC HEALTH - An estimated 9 million Americans got the rug pulled out from under them over Labor Day weekend as enhanced pandemic federal unemployment benefits expired, leaving millions of families in the lurch during a record-breaking season for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
THe SUPREMES - Democrats cannot disgrace the Supreme Court by packing it (adding seats to it). It is already a disgrace.
COMMENTARY-According to a report by the Center for International Environmental Law, by 2050 worldwide plastic production fueled by the fracking boom in the U.S. will have a greenhouse gas impact on the planet equivalent to 615 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants operating at full capacity.
GUEST COMMENTARY-In an op-ed entitled “Why California liberals turn into raging conservatives over housing,”
TERRORISM ROOTS-Two decades after 9/11, the role of Saudi Arabia in the attack remains in dispute despite unrelenting efforts by the U.S. and Saudi governments to neutralize it as a live political issue.
DC DISPATCH – (This interview was conducted in 2020 before the untimely death of my husband Anthony Schinella, aka Spooky.
MEDIA MONOPOLIES-We have faced tough times before. World wars, famines, pandemics, economic ruin.
A VIEW FROM HERE - The recall was an overwhelming rejection of the person of Larry Elder. Elder is an annoying blowhard who had never run anything other than his mouth.
ANIMAL WATCH-Cesar Millan, the self-proclaimed “Dog Whisperer” has joined Chris Brown and Best Friends Animal Society in the ranks of recent filings of lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court for attacks by Pit Bulls and other dangerous dogs on people who entrusted them with their safety.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS - Back in the 19th century, Texas was awash in vigilante groups. In those dark years, various self-appointed “law enforcers” modeled after the Texas Rangers embarked on a decades-long campaign of ethnic cleansing of Indigenous peoples in the western territory.
GUN SAFETY - Anti-LGBTQ congresswoman and gun nut Lauren Boebert (R-CO) says she’s very concerned about children’s safety, like when she falsely claimed that transgender people prey on children.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-Residents of Los Angeles expect the City to provide firefighters, paramedics, trash collection, drivable streets, walkable sidewalks, police protection, libraries, and parks. These services depend on how the money is allocated in the City’s budget.
POT REGULATION-I’ve worked in marijuana policy reform for nearly 30 years. Throughout my career, opponents of legalization have alleged that “today’s” pot is far more potent — and therefore more dangerous — than the cannabis of prior generations.
420 FILE—As President Joe Biden takes the reins of the federal government, the transition is impacting pending rules and policies from the former Trump administration—including those concerning hemp and CBD.
CLIMATE CHANGE - As Democrats work to rapidly finalize the details of their $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, climate campaigners on Wednesday urged them to exclude fossil fuels and "false solutions" from a new clean energy program intended to cut down planet-heating emissions.
CLIMATE WATCH - Over the past four years, oil and gas producers have applied for more than 10,000 permits to drill for oil and gas on federal land in New Mexico.
WELLNESS - Over 100 Democratic lawmakers last week introduced legislation to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60. There is one small problem that needs fixing, though: so-called "Medicare Advantage."
VOICES - The COVID-19 vaccines have turned an already-divisive America into a ramped-up battle of blame, shame, hatred, distrust, skepticism, and partisan name-calling.
HEALTH CARE - When Betzabel Estudillo got word last month that the Good Samaritan Hospital Child Care Center in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood was closing for good, the news “devastated” her.