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State pension fund divestment policies leave Californians another day older and deeper in debt

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Dodgers are hot; fans should be too, four years into TV blackout

The Dodgers are having one of the greatest seasons baseball fans have ever seen. Unfortunately, for many in Los Angeles, it’s the greatest season they’ve never seen. This is the fourth year since the Dodgers sold their local televi...

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    Should Assembly GOP leader Mayes resign?: Question of the Week

    The California Assembly’s Republican leader has been under fire from conservatives since he and seven other party members voted with Democrats last month to extend a major environmental program. Should Assemblyman Chad Mayes resign as Republican leader? That’s our Question of the Week for readers. The controversy stems from the passage of Assembly Bill 398 to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for 10 years beyond its scheduled expiration in 2020.

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  • Letters

    We asked readers to share their favorite political jokes: Letters

    We asked readers to share their favorite political jokes The right to ‘bare’ arms While creating the U.S. Constitution on a very hot day, someone took off their jacket, then their undershirt in order to remain “cool and collected.” Of course, this did not sit well with some of the others. It was not considered proper to expose themselves like that. The argument continued when someone suggested the...

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  • Columns

    California’s coming youth deficit: Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox

    Images of California, particularly the southern coast, are embedded with those associated with youthfulness — surfers, actors, models, glamorous entrepreneurs. Yet, in reality, the state — and the region — are falling well behind in the growth of their youthful population, which carries significant implications for our future economic trajectory and the nature of our society. The numbers, provided by demographer Wendell Cox, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates,...

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    Iran’s expansionist aims pose problems for U.S.: James Poulos

    The challenge posed to the United States by Iran is so difficult and complex a problem that even the Trump administration is somewhat divided on how to proceed. While some officials are inclined to treat Tehran as if it is in compliance with the terms of the nuclear “deal” struck under Obama and still in effect, others, including Trump himself, believe the spirit of the agreement has been cast aside, and doubt it ever should have been put in place to begin with. No...

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    Let’s get real on North Korea: Carl M. Cannon

    The week’s news was dominated by President Trump’s verbal saber-rattling with North Korea. Except that these weren’t swords being waved by Trump and Kim Jong Un: They were nuclear warhead-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles. But the problem isn’t Trump’s rhetoric. It’s Kim’s actions — and China’s. Since July 16, 1945, when the first atomic bomb was tested in the desert of New Mexico, the civilized world has worried...

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  • Letters

    Editorial misses mark on prosecutorial misconduct: Letters

    Editorial misses mark on prosecutorial misconduct Re “End prosecutors’ immunity from lawsuits” (Editorial, Aug. 3): Math skills were lacking in the editorial. In what universe is 0.00002 percent considered a “relatively high” number? That number represents the percentage of cases — 22 out of more than 1.1 million in a 6-year...

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  • Opinion

    Immigration proposal would lower the bar of American values

    The nation’s legal immigration system is in dire need of reform, but a new bill will only make us poorer and less free. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Alabama and David Perdue of Georgia recently introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy, or RAISE, Act. The legislation, which has the endorsement of the Trump administration, would reduce legal immigration by half over 10 years and implement a new merit-based points system for determining immigration...

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  • Opinion

    Teachers union boss learns nothing from election loss: Sal Rodriguez

    Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of the United Teachers Los Angeles, hasn’t learned anything from the trouncing of union-backed candidates in the Los Angeles Unified school board races this year. Speaking at UTLA’s annual conference July 28, Caputo-Pearl made clear the teachers union will continue to fight school choice and push for new taxes on L.A. residents. In May, voters elected newcomers Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin to the LAUSD school board, giving the nation’s...

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