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  • Not sold on Secure Choice

    Not sold on Secure Choice

    To the editor: Your editorial notes that any California worker can set up an automatic individual retirement account (IRA) by “filling out some paperwork with a mutual fund company.” Where it errs is in asserting that the state-run Secure Choice plan would give workers a better deal. ( “Closing...

  • Battling over California beach developments

    Battling over California beach developments

    To the editor: This reminds me of “mission creep,” as it is called in the military.( “A pitched battle brews over Banning Ranch,” Aug. 27, and “Judge rejects panel’s policy on limiting sea wall repairs, “ Aug. 27) I see this coming with the Banning Ranch real estate plan. For the time being, the...

  • Jews no longer prioritize social justice? Look at what they're doing in L.A.

    Jews no longer prioritize social justice? Look at what they're doing in L.A.

    Most of the few dozen reader responses to Mark Oppenheimer’s op-ed article on Aug. 19 about Jewish ambivalence toward Black Lives Matter took issue with that group’s denunciation of Israel’s actions toward the Palestinians. A few others, some of which were already printed, disagreed with Oppenheimer’s...

  • The 'Seinfeld' campaign? Clinton-Trump 'has risen to epic levels of nothingness'

    The 'Seinfeld' campaign? Clinton-Trump 'has risen to epic levels of nothingness'

    To the editor: Are the former Seinfeld writers working on the script for the current presidential campaign? You recall that Seinfeld was a “show about nothing,” and the current campaign has risen to epic levels of nothingness. (“It’s time to take the ‘Clinton’ out of the Clinton Foundation,” editorial,...

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    How the charter school lobby is changing the Democratic Party

    At a time when Democrats and their party are, by virtually every index, moving left, a powerful center-right pressure group within the liberal universe has nonetheless sprung up. Funded by billionaires and arrayed against unions, it is increasingly contesting for power in city halls and statehouses...

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    Astronomers this week are exulting over the discovery of a planet they can’t see, orbiting a star that they can’t get to, at least until they find a way to travel 25 trillion miles in less than the 17,157 years it would take with existing technology. Still, the star, appropriately named Proxima...

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    It’s time to take the ‘Clinton’ out of the Clinton Foundation

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    Will our national parks survive the next 100 years?

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  • Diversity on campus sparks protest? It's a sign of progress.

    Diversity on campus sparks protest? It's a sign of progress.

    Show of hands: you work side-by-side with people who are much poorer or wealthier than you — and you share your living space with someone from a religion, race, nation or sexual orientation other than your own. We suspect few adults have their hands in the air. The vast majority of Americans live...

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    An unspoken barrier to getting more black girls in the pool: the hair factor

    Olympian Simone Manuel’s first-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle last week was more than a personal accomplishment: It was a cultural milestone. When she finished the race in 52.7 seconds, an Olympic record, she became the first African American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming. ...

  • How using Ebonics affects black Americans

    How using Ebonics affects black Americans

    For African American kids, changing neighborhoods can change language skills. Stanford University linguistics professor John Rickford has found that for some African American kids, a new ZIP Code may also change the way they speak. Find the full archive of "Patt Morrison Asks" podcasts here or...

  • Wrongheaded decision on transgender students cries out for correction

    Wrongheaded decision on transgender students cries out for correction

    In a wrongheaded ruling that purports to apply to the entire country, a federal judge in Texas has blocked an Obama administration directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor is...

  • Sick and tired of hearing that Hillary Clinton is sick and tired

    Sick and tired of hearing that Hillary Clinton is sick and tired

    Hillary Clinton is sick and tired, declared Donald Trump at a rally this month. “She’s actually not strong enough to be president,” he added. You’d be forgiven for taking his comment metaphorically, but he and his supporters mean it quite literally. Even though Trump is two years older than Clinton,...

  • Court ruling could mean death with indignity for terminally ill Californians

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    Ojai artist Betsy Davis was facing a terrible ending. She had ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a particularly horrible and incurable degenerative disease in which the body’s functions shut down — speech, movement and finally, irrevocably, the ability to breathe. Rather than endure this punishing...

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