Jim Newton

Jim Newton is editor at large of the Los Angeles Times and writes a weekly column for the Op-Ed page on the policy and politics of Southern California.
  • Op-Ed
How good environmental legislation goes wrong

The California Environmental Quality Act is a valuable protector of state resources, but it can work against the public interest as well as for it.

'Influence Machine' reveals how U.S. Chamber of Commerce oils the engine of politics

Author Alyssa Katz draws a clear picture of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of the major players — if not the biggest — in influencing national politics