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Does strictly enforcing minor violations deter more serious crime or simply harass and antagonize residents of high-crime neighborhoods?
The Senate should pass a bill that will finally put an end to the indiscriminate bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.
The wartime romance of Arabella Griffith and Frank Barlow.
A loophole so big whole companies can slip through.
My commitment to veganism was born in the fire of activism. But living so far from animal life, it’s become hard to stoke the flame.
As politics, House Republicans’ threat to sue the president may work best for Democrats.
With an improving labor market and an uptick in inflation, the danger now is to wait too long to tighten.
Take a tip from Sergey Brin: The health-care regulatory burden stops entrepreneurs from getting into the game.
Basic financial habits are set by age 7, and even 3-year-olds can grasp some financial concepts.
The country is trashing a U.S. judge rather than repay creditors.
An architect of the health law backs up the critics on subsidies.
The Obama EEOC figures out how to make life itself an impairment.
Much has been made of the need to enroll "young invincibles" under the Affordable Care Act. These are young adults who, according to many, are often uninsured because they think they don't need insurance. They are also critically important to the success of the ACA. Without their participation,...
On Aug. 12, voters in Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education District 1 will choose between Alex Johnson and George McKenna. The winner will join the LAUSD's seven-member board and will represent some of the region's poorest communities, desperately in need of quality schools....
Congress is nearing an impasse over how to deal with the overwhelming flow of unaccompanied minors across the Mexican border. Failure to address this heartbreaking humanitarian crisis before the August recess will stand not only as a political failure, but as a moral one for a Congress that...
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was found guilty last week of perjury and voter fraud for lying about living in his district. But even though the jury concluded that he wasn't actually eligible to serve as councilman during the time he was living elsewhere, Alarcon will still...
In nominating law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the California Supreme Court, Gov. Jerry Brown is continuing a pattern of picking solid, moderately liberal jurists with backgrounds that reflect the diversity of the state's population. Cuéllar, assuming his nomination is approved by...
Quick quiz: Which potential 2016 presidential candidate had this to say about federal anti-poverty programs last week?
A 1988 American naval incident shares similar circumstances to downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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A new drug, Sovaldi, cures--yes cures--hepatitis C in most people. But it costs $1000 a pill. Is that too much?
The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraisers and photo ops, it's for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement.
This piece was written by my fifth-grade students at the Bradwell School of Excellence in South Shore. They wrote this collaboratively as a counternarrative to the constant negative publicity their neighborhood receives as a result of gun violence. Writing was an opportunity for them to give voice to the humanity of their home. Here's what they wrote. — Linsey Rose
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.
Four years after Dodd-Frank became law, the question being asked is whether the country is safe from another financial crisis. It’s the wrong question. It presumes that major financial crises are routine events. They’re not. What happened in 2008-2009 was the first in the United States since World War II. This sort of calamity requires much stupidity, incompetence and bad luck. With or without the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, the next one might be many years or decades away. The right question is: When a crisis occurs — as it probably will — does Dodd-Frank better prepare us to handle it? Read full article >>
Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide over the details of the proposals he made last week in his major anti-poverty speech. Read full article >>
A stunning unfolding of international crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, has prompted some less-than-edifying Washington debate: It’s all President Obama’s fault. No, it’s not his fault at all. Read full article >>
David Cameron, the British prime minister, led the attack: It would be “unthinkable” for the British to sell a warship to Russia, he declared. Almost immediately, the French president, François Hollande, confirmed his intention to do precisely that: He would, he said, deliver a Mistral amphibious assault ship to the Russian navy, as contracted — and then he hit back hard. “This is a false debate led by hypocrites,” one of his party colleagues declared. “When you see how many [Russian] oligarchs have sought refuge in London, David Cameron should start by cleaning up his own back yard.” Read full article >>
PORTLAND, Ore. “Are you kidding?” This is Monica Wehby’s amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate. For 17 of her 52 years she has been a pediatric neurosurgeon, holding in steady hands sharp steel and the fate of children’s brains. She probably can cope with the strains of legislative life. Read full article >>
“The race for D.C. mayor is Muriel Bowser’s to lose,” D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) flatly declared over lunch this week. Hard to dispute that. Bowser, the winner of the Democratic primary on April 1, is running in a city replete with Democrats. As of June 30, according to the D.C. Board of Elections, Democrats accounted for 76 percent of the city’s registered voters. Read full article >>
It focuses solely on a small part of Obamacare.   
Every president issues executive orders. Most of them, though, do so within the law.   
Silicon Valley has created an imaginary staffing shortage.   
As technology advances, human work may become increasingly irrelevant   
Romance matters, but your partner doesn't need to be your everything   
Readers disagree and agree with Kirsten Powers' column on the border crisis.   
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