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    Punishing speech is wrong: Erwin Chemerinsky

    Harvard University violated one of the most basic tenets of freedom of speech when it revoked the admission of 10 students for their offensive Facebook posts: speech should not be punished by a campus just because it is offensive, even deeply offensive. In early June, it was widely reported that the university rescinded the acceptances of 10 students who had been accepted for the Class of 2021 because they had traded messages that were in very poor taste. But the fact that they had not...

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    Saying farewell to an inspirational city: Mark Scott

    As noted in the Sun, I have announced a retirement date in August that will take me from the city manager job that I have come to love so much. San Bernardino was looking for an interim city manager in late November 2015 and I was asked to consider it. I knew at the time that the mayor and City Council were not going to find any experienced city managers...

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    To make a difference, graduates should embrace civility: Tomás Morales

    Speeches at commencement traditionally seek to motivate the graduating class as they begin the next stage of their lives. When you attend as many graduations as I have, you can predict the moment when the speaker urges the graduates to “go out and make a difference.” But that creates room for doubt and leaves the audience to wonder, “What can I do?” Graduating Class of 2017, I want to now share what you can do that truly will make a difference in the...

    By Tomás D. Morales|

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    Scott Pruitt’s air-quality decision makes my family’s lungs hurt: Guest commentary

    Like a lot of Southern Californians, I have a front-row seat to some of the nation’s worst smog, the dangerous pollutant known to scientists as ground-level ozone. And recently the view got a little uglier. I’m fortunate enough to live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. But already this year, even before the summer heat hit, there already had been days when I could barely see the mountains that rise above me. But occluded views are the least of our...

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    Money-saving Prop. 103 beats back another challenge: Thomas Elias

    The 1988 Proposition 103 has saved California consumers more than $100 billion in excessive auto insurance premiums since voters passed it by a slim 51-49 percent margin, probably the reason for an unrelenting legal onslaught by the insurance industry. No one has calculated the accompanying savings in prices for homeowners insurance and other property coverage, but they’ve also been substantial. The brainchild of longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader and his onetime...

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    Is America now second-rate? Joel Kotkin

    President Donald Trump’s recent renunciation of the Paris climate change accords has spurred “the international community” to pronounce America’s sudden exit from global leadership. Now you read in the media aspirations to look instead to Europe, Canada, or even China, to dominate the world. Some American intellectuals, viewing Trump, even wish we had lost our struggle for independence. Yet, perhaps it’s time to unpack these claims, which turn out to...

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