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Supreme Court’s trademark ruling a blow to speech police

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L.A. immigrants legal defense fund issue isn’t going away

Before Los Angeles officials approved putting $5 million of public money into a legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation, they made a change to keep the aid from going to most people with violent felony convictions. The change last w...

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    Listen to small-business owners before passing ‘single payer’ health care: Guest commentary

    Depending on whom you ask, single-payer health care here in California would be a dream or a fantasy, a delusion or a nightmare. Given the slim chance that Senate Bill 562 will become law, delusion seems like the correct answer at the moment for the bill’s supporters. So, now what? My own dream for health care reform is quite different from single payer. As a small-business...

    By Hector Barreto|

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    Learning how education funds are spent

    It’s never a good sign when public officials refuse to answer questions. That’s what happened when CALmatters reporter Jessica Calefati visited two Los Angeles County school districts in January and asked to review their budgets as part of an investigation into educational outcomes under the state’s Local Control Funding Formula. Her requests were denied and she was turned away. Calefati wrote in March that the experience was “emblematic of an access...

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    Former Harvard admittees learn an early life lesson: Letters

    Early lessons at Harvard Regarding Erwin Chemerinsky’s June 22 column about the students who had their admissions to Harvard College rescinded after setting up a racially and sexually charged Facebook page: The students have every right to say what they want. We are guaranteed freedom of speech in this country. However, they also must be responsible...

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    Let solar-roof savings shine on all ratepayers: Guest commentary

    Every day, solar panels scattered across sunny Los Angeles generate clean local energy. A key benefit of producing electricity on homes and businesses, close to where it’s used, is that it reduces costs by avoiding the expensive and inefficient long-distance transmission of energy. But only some Los Angelenos are seeing these savings. That’s because of an outdated, unfair and inconsistent approach to allocating transmission costs by California’s electric grid...

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    Import tax a bad deal for Americans

    Economic protectionism has been a big part of President Donald Trump’s success, but rather than “winning,” it would be a losing proposition for most Americans. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, have proposed a continuation of this theme in the form of a “border adjustment tax,” otherwise known as a tariff, of 20 percent on imported goods. It is being pushed as part of a...

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    An important step on the long journey to Mars

    The fantasy of humans living on Mars is a step closer to reality after Elon Musk, the founder-CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX, put his space-travel vision on paper this month. Musk’s article in a journal called New Space has a fittingly lofty title: “Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species.” But it has an appropriately down-to-Earth goal: Musk begins by saying he’s writing “to make Mars seem possible — make it see it is something that we can do...

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    The great Muslim civil war — and us: Charles Krauthammer

    The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on? It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim civil war, centered in Syria, is approaching its post-Islamic State phase. It’s the end of the beginning. The parties are maneuvering to shape what comes next. It’s Europe, 1945, when the war was still raging against...

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    Better to let Ted Nugent perform: Letters

    Nugent’s big Pasadena gig Re Larry Wilson’s column (June 21) on a Pasadena venue being asked to cancel its upcoming Ted Nugent concert: Our Ted has never been on my radar, and even less so after I learned of his hunting habits; I ate an awful lot of rabbits and squirrels (yes, they are plenty big enough to eat in Illinois) that my dad bagged with...

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