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ONE MAN’S OPINION-The existence of the two secret weapons is rather bizarre as both are beyond his control and none of the pundits will mention them. The first is Nancy Pelosi’s Group Rights (Identity Politics) agenda, and the second is Trumpy-Doodle’s Histrionic Personality Disorder. 

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@THE GUSS REPORT-Last week, in case number 19STSC02923, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ray Santana ordered the City of Los Angeles to pay this columnist $2,000 for the LAPD’s continual abuses of my 1st Amendment rights, fraud, breach of contract and denial of due process rights as I pursue stories about corruption and failure in local government.

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NEW GEOGRAPHY--California likes to think of itself as the brain center of the universe, but increasingly much of that intellectual content comes from somewhere else. Once a leader in educational innovation and performance, California is now toward the bottom of the pack.

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CLIMATE POLITICS-A decade ago, several prominent climate scientists discussed the prospects of a 4C Earth.

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AT LENGTH-No, I didn’t invent the single word headline I’m using this week, and it isn’t a political term that you got wrong on your Advanced Placement government exam in high school.

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VIEW FROM HERE--In his book, Atlas Of A Lost World, author Craig Childs points out that "The first arrivals keep getting older and older because we’re finding more evidence as time goes on.

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ALPERN AT LARGE--When I first heard about City workers laying down infrastructure for the homeless encampment on Venice Blvd., and when I first heard about used needles and human feces at the Farmers Market location on Venice Blvd., my first reaction was one of revulsion and anger.

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OTHERWORDS--This August, a phony controversy erupted over wealthy donors to President Trump’s campaign and political action committee being publicly named.

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LABOR DAY 2019--Author Steven Greenhouse is convinced that too few Americans fully understand what, he says, “unions have accomplished for tens of millions of workers in the United States.”

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ACTION ALERT--SB 330 is set for a public hearing at 9 AM, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, before the State Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

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GELFAND’S WORLD--Most of us have gone on the assumption that at some point, a new president can and will undo the Trump trade war with China by abolishing the tariffs and promising that the lapsed tariffs won’t be brought back.

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DEEGAN ON LA-Cattle rustling and Texas have been “pardners” in so many movies and stories about the wild west with thieves often brought to justice is a way that’s bigger than life, much like the Lone Star State itself. 

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