GUEST COMMENTARY - Regardless of anyone’s views on abortion, the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson took away a reproductive right that a half-century of hard-fought judicial precedent had determined was constitutionally protected.
GUEST WORDS - In the Lents neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, residents gathered at a public forum last June to voice their concerns about the city’s growing population of homeless individuals.
GUEST COMMENTARY - In releasing its two decisions last week that reversed Roe and New York City’s concealed firearms ban, the Supreme Court not only performed the judicial act of yelling fire in a crowded room.
CORPORATE WEALTH - CEOs at America’s biggest low-wage employers now take home, on average, 670 times what their typical workers make.
GUEST INTERVIEW – The University of Southern California is such a remarkable pillar of the educational community.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING POLITICS - A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that a mobile home park investment fraud civil lawsuit, which I described in an earlier column as being in its "early days," can move ahead.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING POLITICS - Maybe you have noticed that across SoCal and all over the great Golden State, a new state law is taking effect in an effort to increase the state’s affordable housing stock.
GUEST COMMENTARY - I’m a streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
ESSAY - Should all world leaders be former comedians? If Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is any indication, it’s an option worth considering.
GUEST COMMENTARY - The killing spree of eleven Israelis by Palestinian terrorists does nothing but severely damage the Palestinians’ cause, deepen the hatred and mistrust between Israelis and Palestinians, and makes the prospect of finding a solution to their conflict ever more remote
2020 ELECTION CONSPIRACY - The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Bob Costa of CBS News have unleashed a fury of renewed interest in the work of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
ENTERTAINMENT WATCH - Do you have to be crazy to make it in California?
THE VIEW FROM HERE - The Founding Fathers knew that two forms of government pose a deadly threat to individual inalienable rights: (1) Monarchy and (2) Democracy, although few Americans realize it, the Declaration of Independence left the form of government unspecified.
GUEST COMMENTARY - I would encourage many online “leftists” to try a lot harder not to come off as Vladimir Putin bootlickers...
WAR WATCH - I am under no illusions that President Vladimir Putin will ever negotiate terms of peace, at least not in good faith.
GUEST COMMENTARY - In his book The Division of Light and Power, Dennis Kucinich makes the point that sometimes battles are won just by showing your face.
GUEST WORDS - Dear Governor Newsom,
COMMENTARY - On Friday, February 18, Santa Monica city housing commissioner, Leonora Camner, ruefully announced on Twitter: “Getting kicked off the housing commission because I advocate for housing.”
NEW BOOK - Housing Is A Human Right has proudly released a must-read book for understanding the powerful alliances and devastating policies that fuel the housing affordability and homelessness crises in California.
INTRO FROM LIZ AMSDEN - Whether you are Democrat, Republican or Independent, most politicians you know are probably pretty good at telling you what they do and what you should do.