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NEW GEOGRAPHY--If next year’s election is a referendum on Donald Trump, you can hand power to the Democrats now. But fortunately for the president, and the Republican Party, politics remains more about interests than personalities.

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CHILDHOOD CANCERS-A cancer diagnosis is upsetting at any age, but especially so when the patient is a child

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YOU HAVE TO STAND FOR SOMETHING---Every time I drive from my home to the airport, I pass the ruins of a concentration camp. I live in the Twin Cities, in Minnesota, where the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport sits next to Fort Snelling.

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EASTSIDER-Like the little boy putting his finger in the dike to hold back the ocean, it looks like CD 13 has come up with another project to spend HHH money with years till completion, bags of money involved, and little effect on homelessness. 

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ONE MAN’S OPINION-While Garcetti is the architect of Los Angeles Homeless Crisis, the evil conspiracy of silence by the esteemed Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Pravda West, along with the local and national news media, has helped bring about the Homeless Crisis.

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RANTZ & RAVEZ-The battle to combat the increasing homeless population in Los Angeles and surrounding cities continues to draw the attention and anger of residents, media and politicians.

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GENTRIFICATION AND THE REAL ESTATE STATE--Samuel Stein, who has no relationship of me, has written an amazing book Capital City:  Gentrification and the Real Estate State that explains why housing in U.S. cities is becoming too expensive for millions of people. 

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PLATKIN ON PLANNING-Few Angelenos know that Los Angeles has a detailed General (Comprehensive) Plan, including the city’s on-and-off 50-year-old break up with comprehensive planning.

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ONE MAN’S OPINION-Let’s hear no more of this foolishness that housing prices are high because the supply of housing is low. The concept of Supply and Demand, as used by the Garcettites of this world, is a fraud. Two things to bear in mind: 

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EDUCATION POLITICS--The weight of her backpack is what comes to mind when Andrea Morín thinks about crossing the United States–Mexico border between Tijuana and San Diego every weekday to attend San Diego State University.

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ALPERN AT LARGE--For those Angelenos who are anguished, concerned, or otherwise sympathetic towards the plight of the Third World (think of Venezuela, South Sudan, or Bangladesh), we now have a wonderful opportunity to get over our collective liberal guilt and witness our own little slice of the Third World!  

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@THE GUSS REPORT-Once again, the LA Times doesn’t give its readers the whole story.

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