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ADA lawsuit abuse remains a problem

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Subpoena needed on UC financial deception

Last month, the state auditor issued a damning report on the finances and practices of the University of California president’s office. Now, the state Legislature should be aggressive in trying to find out more. In a letter to Gov. ...

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    Is independent probe needed on Trump, Russia? Readers respond: Letters

    Our Question of the Week asked readers, Is an independent investigation needed on President Trump and Russia? Existing probes haven’t shown Trump-Russia link After months of investigations by the House, Senate and intelligence agencies, no evidence has surfaced that President Trump or his campaign staff colluded...

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    Health bill’s Medicaid changes would devastate California financially, hurt most vulnerable citizens: Dianne Feinstein

    We all know that repealing the Affordable Care Act would devastate the 20 million Americans who gained insurance coverage and protections under the law, including the ban on discrimination based on pre-existing conditions. Less understood is that the House Republican bill doesn’t stop there. Rather, it would fundamentally alter Medicaid and shift billions of dollars of costs to states — at a time when budgets nationwide are unable to cope. The bill’s cuts...

    By Dianne Feinstein|

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    What Trump has wrought: Joel Kotkin

    Just a few short months ago, we seemed on the brink of a new political era. Donald Trump improbably was headed to the White House, while the Democratic Party, at near historic lows in statehouse power and without control of either house of Congress, seemed to be facing a lengthy period in political purgatory. Today some progressive voices still see a “bleak” future, but it is increasingly the Republican Party, and its shattered conservative core, that is reeling. Bitterly...

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    Why Pat Buchanan isn’t leading nationalist charge: James Poulos

    Why aren’t we living in Pat Buchanan’s America? At a moment when nationalist conservative and reactionaries are on the rise, and middle-of-the-road Republican centrism is grasping for purchase on the angst-ridden public mood, Buchanan looks like a 1990s avatar of what few imagined would rise to such prominence. And at a time when the Trump administration faces withering attacks from the political and socioeconomic establishment, the famously prolific Buchanan has added a...

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    On Sunset Blvd., a new Frank Gehry controversy is building: Guest commentary

    In some mammal species, the dominant male will kill the young of competing males to ensure the pack is populated by his offspring alone. Such is also the case with architects. Los Angeles “starchitect” Frank Gehry ignored the entreaties of Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu last year to spare an iconic midcentury bank building designed by the late Swiss architect Kurt Meyer. It happens to be on the site of Gehry’s 8150 Sunset Boulevard project, a planned alien...

    By Jeremy Bagott|

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    Record debt, easy money a bad recipe

    Household debt has reached a new all-time high, and while the data do not indicate an imminent economic collapse, the debt binge cannot endure forever. Total household debt reached $12.73 trillion as of March 31, eclipsing the previous record of $12.68 trillion set during the third quarter of 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit” revealed. Among the major debt categories, mortgage balances accounted for...

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  • Opinion

    Police shooting from air a smart tactic — on rare occasions

    Many Southern Californians may have been surprised by the news earlier his month that the killing of an armed burglary suspect outside a house in Tujunga was carried out by a rifle shot — or shots — from a police helicopter. People were right if they thought this sounded unusual. As a point of history, shootings from the air by police are extremely rare. And as a matter of law-enforcement policy, they should be.

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    Most vulnerable must get funds intended for them: Letters

    Most vulnerable must get funds intended for them Re “State must not siphon off developmental services funding” (Editorial, May 9): New Horizons is an organization in the San Fernando Valley that has been in business since 1954 and currently serves over 1,600 adults with developmental disabilities. With the service rate freezes,...

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