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Afghanistan timeline extends further for U.S.

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Law enforcement not enough to fight terror in Europe

The latest terror attack perpetrated by the Islamic State — this time against the civilians of Barcelona — makes two harsh facts painfully clear. First, the strategy of confronting international terrorism as a global policing problem jus...

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    In defense of American nationalism: Joel Kotkin

    President Donald Trump’s policy agenda may seem somewhat incoherent, but his underlying approach — developed, in large part, by now-departed chief strategist Steve Bannon — can be best summarized in one word: nationalism. This covers a range of issues from immigration and trade to cultural and ethnic identity, and generally the ones with the most polarizing impact on our political system. To many progressives, nationalism is, by its very nature, a dirty word,...

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    LAPD drone-use proposal faces legitimate questions

    The Los Angeles Police Department’s proposal to launch a pilot program testing the use of drones has understandably been met with skepticism and outright opposition. On Aug. 8, the department told the Board of Police Commissioners about the idea, sparking debate about the use of drones. It’s an important debate, to have, with reasonable arguments on both sides. Proponents of drones, like Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, have argued that drones can reduce...

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

    The politicization of state pension fund investments has once again come back to bite us — this time in coal stocks — harming taxpayers and government employees alike. Under the Public Divestiture of Thermal Coal Companies Act of 2015, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and California State Teachers’ Retirement System were required to divest their coal holdings by July 1, 2017. Unfortunately for taxpayers, this divestment coincided with a...

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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 television rights for $8.35 billion over 25 years to Time Warner, now known as Charter Communications. Games are shown on the Dodgers’ SportsNet LA channel, carried only by Charter’s Spectrum cable. Charter has asked DirectTV and other...

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    Counter-protests can be counterproductive: Letters

    Counter-protests can be counterproductive The Supreme Court has decreed that hate groups have First Amendment rights, too, and can hold rallies. For counter-protestors to confront protesters, while wearing helmets and carrying large sticks and other weapons, constitutes an attempt to deny others their First Amendment rights. Had the counter-protestors not appeared, there would have been no violence in Charlottesville, Va. The counter-protestors cannot claim...

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    Much room for missteps in U.S. response to Venezuela: James Poulos

    As if the United States didn’t have enough on its plate, the risk of a bungled response to the terrible situation in Venezuela is on course to rise considerably. At a time when political debates are increasingly nationalized and national debates are waged on the basis of abstract principle, it will be hard to muster the careful, prudential judgment needed to react wisely. If things continue to sour, the Venezuela question could draw together all of America’s prevailing...

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    Shrink San Gabriel Mountains National Monument? Public tells Trump ‘no’: Judy Chu

    Right now, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, at the behest of President Trump, is considering reducing the size of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument because of claims that the local community never had the chance to weigh in. There’s just one problem: It’s not true. I know because I was there. I was there for the town hall meetings, I was there for the roundtables, and I was there to see some who initially opposed the monument now praise it as a paragon of...

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    Gov. Brown’s office should release PUC emails

    It has been three years since a settlement agreement was reached over the costs of shutting down the San Onofre nuclear plant, but many questions remain. The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s shutdown in 2012 and decommissioning in 2013 was precipitated by the failure of replacement steam generators, resulting in a minor radioactive leak. A substantial debate ensued over how much of the estimated $4.7 billion in costs for replacement power, utility investments and ongoing...

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