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Why there’s likely at least 3-year wait for single-payer health coverage: Thomas Elias

Single-payer health insurance that would cover every Californian has stalled, at least for now. Because Democratic Speaker Anthony Rendon shelved state Assembly consideration of the Senate-passed insurance outline at least until next year, a popular v...

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    Why we can’t lose the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Mike Feuer

    What to do when the wolf is at the door but the watchdog has been defanged? Now that House Republicans have acted to eviscerate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the American public is about to find out — unless the Senate steps up. The House action was as disingenuous as it was misguided, from the cynical name of the bill in which it was contained (the Financial CHOICE Act) to the narratives generated to support it. It was especially outrageous for Republicans to latch...

    By Mike Feuer|

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    For July 4 snub, we would ban Signal Hill residents from Long Beach streets

    Every year, starting a day or two after the first day of summer, we get all stewed up over Signal Hill. Over the years, we’ve tried to fire up the troops of Long Beach to rise up and storm the hill and plant the glorious flag of Long Beach at the peak. Tactically, we have a huge advantage in that we already have the place surrounded. It should be cake to take, but for some reason the Long Beach troops have been lazy and complacent, leaving Signal Hill to enjoy its...

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    Punishing speech is wrong: Erwin Chemerinsky

    Harvard University violated one of the most basic tenets of freedom of speech when it revoked the admission of 10 students for their offensive Facebook posts: speech should not be punished by a campus just because it is offensive, even deeply offensive. In early June, it was widely reported that the university rescinded the acceptances of 10 students who had been accepted for the Class of 2021 because they had traded messages that were in very poor taste. But the fact that they had not...

    By Erwin Chemerinsky|

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    ‘Fake news’ accusations hound us – but in the actual news business, it doesn’t exist

    You know what’s been wrecking our life ever since that day, give or take a month or two, when Mr. and Mrs. Trump came down the escalator (because it’s fancier than walking down the stairs) to announce Mr. Trump’s intention to run for president? Fake news. It’s killing us. We write something that someone doesn’t like these days and we get run up a tree by people who don’t overly agree with us, all shouting (or typing in all caps)...

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    Scott Pruitt’s air-quality decision makes my family’s lungs hurt: Guest commentary

    Like a lot of Southern Californians, I have a front-row seat to some of the nation’s worst smog, the dangerous pollutant known to scientists as ground-level ozone. And recently the view got a little uglier. I’m fortunate enough to live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. But already this year, even before the summer heat hit, there already had been days when I could barely see the mountains that rise above me. But occluded views are the least of our...

    By Maya Golden-Krasner|

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    Money-saving Prop. 103 beats back another challenge: Thomas Elias

    The 1988 Proposition 103 has saved California consumers more than $100 billion in excessive auto insurance premiums since voters passed it by a slim 51-49 percent margin, probably the reason for an unrelenting legal onslaught by the insurance industry. No one has calculated the accompanying savings in prices for homeowners insurance and other property coverage, but they’ve also been substantial. The brainchild of longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader and his onetime...

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