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Why ‘Game of Thrones’ is the fidget spinner of fads

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Feinstein still effective, so why should she quit? Thomas Elias

None of the host of ultra-liberal Democrats who would love to succeed her makes the direct argument that at 84 — she’ll be one year older by next November’s election — fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein is too aged to be one ...

By Thomas D. Elias|

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    On criminal justice reforms, L.A. County should look forward, not back: Guest commentary

    Today, Californians of pretty much all walks of life agree: The state’s criminal justice system has been broken for decades. For at least 20 years, it was commonplace for lawmakers to churn out “tough” crime policy that drove prison populations and budgets up and starved investments in crime prevention and rehabilitation. Excessive imprisonment and prison spending delivered high recidivism rates and destabilized communities far more than they delivered any public safety...

    By Lenore Anderson|

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    Disclose Act, now broken apart, still vital for public trust

    “Give light and the people will find their own way.” — longtime slogan of the now-defunct Scripps Howard Newspapers group. The essence of that motto, written early in the last century, was a strong belief that if Americans know enough about an issue or politician or political choice, they will act in their own self-interest. Sadly, this conviction has not been tested much in recent years. The advent of social media like Facebook,...

    By Thomas Elias|

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    California’s coming youth deficit: Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox

    Images of California, particularly the southern coast, are embedded with those associated with youthfulness — surfers, actors, models, glamorous entrepreneurs. Yet, in reality, the state — and the region — are falling well behind in the growth of their youthful population, which carries significant implications for our future economic trajectory and the nature of our society. The numbers, provided by demographer Wendell Cox, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates,...

    By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox|

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    Marriage among millennials not dying in this family

    A headline in Bloomberg recently declared that “Young Americans are Killing Marriage.” I don’t believe it. There’s plenty to blame on millennials – fidget spinners, the term “selfie,” the relentless release of superhero movies (did we need an “Antman”?) – but blaming them for the destruction of...

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    Iran’s expansionist aims pose problems for U.S.: James Poulos

    The challenge posed to the United States by Iran is so difficult and complex a problem that even the Trump administration is somewhat divided on how to proceed. While some officials are inclined to treat Tehran as if it is in compliance with the terms of the nuclear “deal” struck under Obama and still in effect, others, including Trump himself, believe the spirit of the agreement has been cast aside, and doubt it ever should have been put in place to begin with. No...

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    Local oil-refinery job training is really working: Guest commentary

    Former Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill famously said, “All politics is local.” My experience as the executive director of South Bay Center for Counseling, a nonprofit helping Los Angeles County’s most underserved communities, says that job creation is as well. For 40-plus years, SBCC has been dedicated to empowering individuals, strengthening families and transforming communities. We harness new ideas and innovative solutions to...

    By Colleen Mooney|

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