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With tough medicine, NATO needs some sugar from Trump

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L.A. voters, are you really this happy with the city’s leaders?

This year’s Los Angeles elections were notable for how little change voters demanded in the city’s leadership. While L.A. school board elections brought an important shift in the LAUSD’s balance of power toward charter-schoo...

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    Developmentally disabled deserve state’s support: Letters

    Developmentally disabled deserve state’s support Re “Too much spending, not enough restraint in Gov. Brown’s revised budget proposal” (Editorial, May 12): As an educator, I applaud additional funding for our schools. Yet, while Gov. Jerry Brown appears to care about wage stagnation, I hope he supports

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    Change in state law could help fishing industry reel in jobs: Guest commentary

    Will the state’s failed fishing license program be reformed to protect jobs? This is the question on the minds of California’s 2.7 million anglers and an outdoor industry that is dependent on them for jobs and more than $4.6 billion in annual economic activity. Since 1980, California’s annual fishing license sales have declined by more than 55 percent, while California’s population increased by more than 60 percent. Given that California has one of...

    By Marko Mlikotin|

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    Metro can go two ways at once in choosing L.A.’s new bus fleet: Guest commentary

    When the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors meets on June 22, it will face an important decision that will affect all of us years from now. On that day, board members will determine whether the nation’s second-largest bus fleet in North America should run on electricity or on renewable gas. With advances in technology, Metro’s board doesn’t have to pick one over the other because both are viable options and both are...

    By Denny Zane|

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    Make earned income tax credit a more effective anti-poverty tool: Guest commentary

    The earned income tax credit stands out as the most effective pro-work, anti-poverty policy the United States has devised. California is among 27 states that offer an additional state EITC on top of the federal credit. However, due to its unusual structure and the new statewide minimum wage increase, its effectiveness will soon be undermined as people work fewer and fewer hours to qualify for large EITC payments. An increase in the minimum wage should be matched by an increase...

    By David Neumark|

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    Is it time to start talking about impeachment? Erwin Chemerinsky

    For weeks, I have dismissed talk about the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump as premature and a waste of time, but I have changed my mind in light of evidence that he might have engaged in the crime of obstruction of justice. This is the crime that led to Richard Nixon’s resignation and Trump’s conduct is remarkably similar to that which caused the House Judiciary Committee to vote articles of impeachment against Nixon. The Constitution provides that the...

    By Erwin Chemerinsky|

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    State must keep the life sciences healthy: Guest commentary

    There’s nothing easy about developing a new therapy. Researchers spend years in the lab trying to understand how a particular process goes wrong and causes disease. Sometimes they find a way to correct the problem — a new medicine or device. If the idea is promising, a company might buy it, or the researchers might seek out investors and develop it themselves. The new therapy must be studied repeatedly to make sure it’s safe and effective. These tests are...

    By Sara Radcliffe|

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    Terror attacks reflect the worst — and best — of our nature

    The horror of terrorist attacks like the Manchester bombing Monday evening are obvious to anyone with a conscience, but we should also not overlook the small acts of heroism and compassion that arise from our darkest hours. The latest example of the horrors of which people are capable was the bombing of the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, where a 22-year-old university student killed 22 people, including an 8-year-old girl, and wounded 59 others, with the use of a suicide bomb...

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    Endorsement: Robert Ahn for Congress in L.A.-area special election

    The special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in Los Angeles next month is different from others around the country this spring. In Kansas, Montana, Georgia and South Carolina, special elections to replace representatives appointed to posts in the Trump administration are reminders of the nation’s deep partisan divisions, Republican vs. Democrat races billed as referendums on the Republican president and congressional leaders. But in California’s 34th...

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