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  • Joel Kotkin

    Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty

    WHO WE ARE-With his questionably Constitutional move to protect America’s vast undocumented population, President Obama has provided at least five million immigrants, and likely many more, with new hope for the future. But at the same time, his economic policies, and those of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, may guarantee that many of these newly legalized Americans will face huge obstacles trying to move up in a society creating too few opportunities already for its own citizens, much less millions of the largely ill-educated and unskilled newcomers. 
  • Miracle in 39th District

    Paul Hatfield
    PERSPECTIVE-It is the holiday season and the networks will be rolling out Christmas classics soon. Miracle on 34th Street is usually among the first to show up on our home screens. The film juxtaposes commercialism with sentimentalism, not unlike the contrasting approaches of the opposing candidates in the 39th AD.
  • LAUSD Could Have a General Fund Deficit This Year: More Than $300 Million

    Scott Folsom
    LA’S SCHOOLS-The headlines and the unanticipated budget numbers: LA SCHOOLS WILL PAY VICTIMS IN CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL $139 MILLION – not including $30 million previously awarded and its own legal costs LAUSD NEEDS ANOTHER $13 million for testing devices – in addition to $31 million already spent, $9.1 million already allocated but not spent, and the $114 million already spent on iPads and other devices for the now-on-hold (…or maybe not) 1:1 computing initiative – the debacle formally known as the Common Core Technology Project.
  • The Biggest Economic Reality in America Today is the Destruction of the Middle Class

    Tony Wilkinson
    GUEST WORDS-For the future of labor in America, says Roxana Tynan, cities should serve as the laboratory for change. As executive director of a local pro-labor group called the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), Ms. Tynan put that principle to work. LAANE led a successful effort to get the City of Los Angeles to adopt a $15.37 an hour minimum wage for its hotel workers.
  • The Beverly Hills School Board Is Wasting Your Money Fighting the Subway

    Joel Epstein
    WHO’S PAYING FOR THE SUBWAY SABOTAGE?-Some days are better than others in the campaign to expand public transportation in Los Angeles. Which is why I was delighted to open an email yesterday from a woman I have never met. Mary Weiss, a Beverly Hills resident must have read of my ongoing effort to get the Beverly Hills School Board to stop misusing voter-approved school construction funds on lawyers and 'experts' to fight the route of the Wilshire Blvd Purple Line subway extension.
  • ObamaCare to Obamnesty, Smashmouth Politics Won't Solve Our Problems

    Ken Alpern
    ALPERN AT LARGE-Maybe it's a presidential boot in the collective American heinie to work on our festering problems, and maybe it's a proclamation that the President's political demise after the last mid-term elections is greatly exaggerated, and maybe it's the first of several pardons to those who got the President elected and re-elected...but the recent "amnesty" is, as with "Obamacare", fraught with blowback. But let's make one thing clear: 
  • California’s Juvenile Diversion Program: Fantastic!

    Rosemary Jenkins
    JUST SAYIN’-There are so many prisons and so many programs within each one that I cannot possibly tackle in a single column all the issues that each one presents. However, if you have been following some of my articles on juvenile justice, ban-the-box, “justice—not jails,” and so forth, you know where my heart is. 
  • Mexico’s Breaking Point

    Roisin Davis
    WHAT REVOLUTIONS ARE MADE OF-Note: A protester (photo left) cries as she’s rounded up by police and human rights observers try to reach her during a march near the airport in Mexico City on Thursday. Protesters marched to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, trying to step up pressure on the Mexican government on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration of the 1910-17 Revolution. 
  • If You Shop on Thanksgiving, You Are Part of the Problem

    Matt Walsh
    THOUGHTS ON OUR CAPITAL THANKSGIVING-I'm a capitalist. It's not my religion, I won't bow before its altar, I won't kiss its ring, but I believe in capitalism. It's an invention of man and it involves money, so it's not perfect, but I've never heard anyone suggest a better system. So I'm a capitalist. 

Mike Nichols-Director, Icon-The glory of a play

Keith Olbermann-Observer, journalist, writer-My Father Asked Me to Kill Him

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