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  • Tax hike for California college scholarships: It's a false hope
    Tax hike for California college scholarships: It's a false hope

    In its April 23 editorial, "A college bargain for Californians," The Times ponders what the state might do with "an extra billion dollars a year." After considering various possibilities, the editorial acquiesces to a proposal from Sacramento that even it admits is flawed.

  • Healthcare: An emergency care mandate isn't enough
    Healthcare: An emergency care mandate isn't enough

    In his April 8 Op-Ed article on the individual mandate, the aspect of the federal healthcare reform law that requires everyone to have coverage, William Voegeli advances a false dichotomy. He states that while it may be legitimate to require people to carry health insurance that would cover the...

  • Gang programs: L.A.'s anti-gang efforts are working
    Gang programs: L.A.'s anti-gang efforts are working

    The Times' April 3 article “Mayor Villaraigosa defends L.A. anti-gang program”  mischaracterizes the findings of a study last year by the Urban Institute. Casting doubt on L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's claims about the success of the office of Gang Reduction and Youth...

  • The real cost of healthcare
    The real cost of healthcare

    Art Kellermann, a doctor and a vice president at Rand Health, a division of the Rand Corp., responds to Christopher J. Conover of Duke University's Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research and the American Enterprise Institute, on the issue of how much is too much money for the nation...

  • Santa Monica College: Lost opportunity costs
    Santa Monica College: Lost opportunity costs
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