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Import tax a bad deal for Americans

Economic protectionism has been a big part of President Donald Trump’s success, but rather than “winning,” it would be a losing proposition for most Americans. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, ...

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    How to take advantage of the retail apocalypse: Joel Kotkin

    Amazon’s stunning acquisition last week of Whole Foods signaled an inflection point in the development of retail, notably the $800 billion supermarket sector. The massive shift of retail to the web is beginning to claw into the last remaining bastions of physical space. In the last year alone, 50,000 positions were lost in the retail sector, and as many as 6 million jobs could be vulnerable nationwide in the long term. Store closings are running at a rate higher than during the Great...

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    Should we hate cops, or hug them? Carl M. Cannon

    The long-delayed release of the Philando Castile video, along with a Minnesota jury’s inexplicable decision to acquit the policeman who killed him, raises basic questions of self-governance in this country. I’ll mention three. First: Is competent, humane policing really that difficult? Second, does our criminal justice system even function in such cases? Thanks to the obtuseness of Minneapolis’ gay rights leaders and their enablers in the media, a third question...

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    Learning how education funds are spent

    It’s never a good sign when public officials refuse to answer questions. That’s what happened when CALmatters reporter Jessica Calefati visited two Los Angeles County school districts in January and asked to review their budgets as part of an investigation into educational outcomes under the state’s Local Control Funding Formula. Her requests were denied and she was turned away. Calefati wrote in March that the experience was “emblematic of an access...

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  • Opinion

    Riverside, San Bernardino counties pass prudent budgets

    Supervisors in Riverside and San Bernardino counties have approved budgets for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1, with shared challenges and advantages. In their respective budget hearings, the Boards of Supervisors appeared mindful of the prospect of an economic downturn in the potentially near-future and are exhibiting appropriate caution as a result. Still, there are many unknowns that both must be prepared to address. One of the biggest positives for both counties also...

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  • Letters

    Donald Trump’s sales skills won him the election: Letters

    Donald Trump’s sales skills won the election People can be expected to differ in their assessment of problems facing our nation, as well as in their views of the causes and needed remedies. The charged language seen in the letters to the editor is a glorious demonstration of the pluralistic (and often very messy) democracy we all love. But our current president has added a whole new dimension to White House controversy, one that has nothing to do with...

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  • Columns

    Why we must help Inland Empire students escape poverty: Cheryl Brown

    Last week, I participated in a convening, sponsored by the College Futures Foundation under the leadership of Julia I. Lopez, titled “Toward a Shared Vision: Increasing Bachelor Degree Attainment in the Inland Empire.” Dozens of leaders from across the region representing K-12 school districts, community colleges and universities, in addition to representatives from business and civic organizations, participated in the event. The discussion was an important one,...

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    Desert national monuments represent a shared connection to the land: Guest commentary

    Gazing across the desert, it is not hard to feel connected to the land and a powerful sense of something much greater. I’m a member of the Chemehuevi tribe native to this desert, and our deep, personal connection to the land is under attack by President Trump’s review of national monuments. Last month, the Native American Land Conservancy (NALC) brought more than 40 tribes and organizations including representatives from the Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Hualapai, Hopi and Paiute...

    By Matthew Leivas Sr.|

  • Editorials

    Import tax a bad deal for Americans

    Economic protectionism has been a big part of President Donald Trump’s success, but rather than “winning,” it would be a losing proposition for most Americans. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, have proposed a continuation of this theme in the form of a “border adjustment tax,” otherwise known as a tariff, of 20 percent on imported goods. It is being pushed as part of a...

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  • Letters

    Some national, state and local issues to ponder: Letters

    Some national, state and local issues to ponder As a senior citizen, I would like to ask a few questions. I am not trying to be facetious, but am sincerely trying to find sensible answers to some of the things that bother me. Some are at the national level and others local or state. They are not necessarily in order of importance: 1. How do we justify selling billions of dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia? If my memory serves me right most of the 9/11...

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