The FBI and the Obama administration want expanded power, but they are applying 20th century assumptions about surveillance to 21st century technologies.
The California school reform law is well intentioned but unfair in certain aspects.
A proposed law could put California at the forefront of states accepting their moral and legal obligation to protect inmates, but it needs stronger penalties.
For mayor, city attorney, controller, the City Council and other races and ballot measures on Tuesday's ballot.
The Supreme Court should rule that prayers in official meetings in Greece, N.Y., shouldn't favor a particular religion. Public bodies should stick to secular matters.
City clerk's goal of an accurate tally in Tuesday's mayoral election is laudable, but a three-week delay wouldn't be good for the city.
When it comes to the California Environmental Quality Act, modest changes are needed.
Our choices for mayor, city attorney, controller, City Council and school district seats and on ballot measures.
Ending abuses in its garment industry requires a unified effort by the world's apparel firms.
New stem cell research could lead to the cloning of a human, but with proper safeguards, it could also lead to medical breakthroughs.
Obama's call to resurrect legislation protecting the confidentiality of journalists' sources may be politically driven, but it's still positive.
Internal emails released Wednesday by the White House support the president's assertion that there's no 'there' there.
Gov. Jerry Brown lays out a cautious and moderate course in his revised budget proposal for fiscal 2013-14.
The L.A. mayoral race has shown the problem with independent supporters' ads for the candidates.
The Obama administration has been overzealous and irresponsible in its pursuit of leakers.
This is a case about a doctor who violated the law and will be punished. It has little significance for abortion clinics that conform to medical and legal standards.
If Senate Republicans won't give Obama nominees an up-or-down vote, it may be time to change the body's rules.
Did the IRS focus only on conservative applicants? If so, that's unacceptable.
Even tiny amounts of lead are toxic. Banning lead ammunition in California would go far in protecting both animals and humans.
Being in a gang database or on an injunction shouldn't be enough to disqualify an immigrant from legal status, as a senator proposes.
Even ex-Obama administration officials are expressing qualms about targeted killings.
Scare tactics aside, the truth is that without enough immigrants, U.S. growth — and baby boomers' retirement — will suffer.
Juvenile justice officials should have to certify that mental health evaluations were done before kids are isolated, and then document all instances of solitary lockdown.
A proposal by Health Access and other nonprofit advocacy groups offers a better approach to public health, while leaving counties free to decide who should be eligible for the benefits.
Of the three on the ballot, only Measure D will put L.A. on the right road. It deserves a yes vote.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the government can't order businesses to post signs informing employees they have a right to join a union and to bargain for better wages. It's a troubling ruling.
The costly effort to locate two missing teens in the O.C. backcountry has raised the issue of putting a price tag on saving victims. Let's avoid that path.
An alarming increase in sexual attacks shows that the culture in the armed forces must change.
The union's opposition to the L.A. fire chief's resource reallocation plan — while urging members to boost political contributions — hints at a test of power.
His burial isn't so much about him or what he deserves as it is about our society.