PLANNING WATCH - By now you could fill a small library with books and articles about the decline of the United States as a global empire.
SUPREME COURT - As journalists and other observers of the U.S. Supreme Court noted Wednesday that its right-wing majority appeared inclined to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban—and potentially overturn Roe v. Wade—while hearing oral arguments in a case challenging the state law, reproductive rights advocates rallied outside and demanded congressional action.
THE VIEW FROM HERE - The Torah-Bible is important not because Moses wrote it or because it is divinely inspired.
WELLNESS - This is the story of a group of citizens' advocating for major change with one of the largest governmental bodies in the State of California.
SB 9 ANALYSIS - In July of 2021, some months before the final version of Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) was signed into law, The Terner Center for Housing Innovation at Berkeley published a report entitled, “Will Allowing Duplexes and Lot Splits on Parcels Zoned for Single-Family Create New Homes?”
EDUCATION POLITICS - Just as the LAUSD was shutting down for the Thanksgiving holiday, Jose Cole-Gutierrez’s Charter School Division released its latest summary of the past-due amounts owed by charter schools for overallocation fees.
DEEGAN ON LA—You don’t need Bob Dylan to tell you which way the wind Is blowing.
COVID MANDATE - Like most COVID-related safety measures, the city of Los Angeles’ newest proof-of-vaccine mandate can be analyzed to the point of disorientation.
MARC’S ANGLE - As a community organizer and journalist, nothing interests me more than covering the impact of natural grassroots movements. I have found a major disconnect with what the political class considers priorities and what “man on the street” feels is important.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - The Great Resignation is real, and for those of you who don't know about it, then it's long overdue that you learn about it, and long overdue that it's occurring.
JAN 6 INVESTIGATION - Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for former President Donald Trump and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr., boasted to a GOP operative that she had raised $3 million for the rally that helped fuel the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
EXTREME MISCOMMUNICATION - Almost a year ago, Google took a major step to ensure that its ubiquitous online ad network didn’t put money in the pocket of Steve Bannon, the indicted former adviser to Donald Trump.
MEDIA WATCH - Why does the media hate Joe Biden? This is a question that has been puzzling me.
GUEST COMMENTARY - There is no mask or vaccine that can protect communities from high conflict. Even people who are highly skilled at avoidance and de-escalation can get stuck in bitter, all-consuming, no-win battles in their hometowns.
CALIFORNIA POLITICS - During the most recent legislative session in California, at least three senators on powerful environmental and finance committees derived significant income from fossil fuel companies, according to financial disclosures obtained by Capital & Main.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - The city of Inglewood will hold multiple public hearings Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at 2 p.m.
US HOUSE OF BICKERING - A “grifter,” “trash,” a “religious bigot,” and “tattletale” are only some of the recent insults lobbed between Republican congresswomen Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in their ongoing feud over racist comments made by another GOP flamethrower.
OPEN LETTER TO THE LEADER OF TURKEY - Dear President Erdogan, I send this open letter to you because it pains me to see a country like Turkey, which could have reached the pinnacle of power and influence, envied by her adversaries and revered by her friends, has fallen into disgrace, thanks to your corrupt and misguided leadership.