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  • Some actions are beyond right and wrong

    Some actions are beyond right and wrong
    A refresher course in avoiding illegal corruption is being planned for state senators and their staffs. That can't hurt. But it's unlikely to clean up any dirty legislators. Illegal corruption is not a redundancy. There's also legal corruption....
  • America's evangelicals return to seeking souls, not votes

    America's evangelicals return to seeking souls, not votes
    Only a decade ago, Christian social conservatives were a commanding force in American politics. They helped elect one of their own, George W. Bush, to two terms. They were a cornerstone of a GOP coalition that appeared to hold a permanent electoral...
  • Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations

    Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations
    SACRAMENTO —┬áIf there has ever been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I'm not aware of it. Certainly not in the past 50 years. The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a mobster...
  • Ron Galperin, L.A.'s new city controller, wants to be right on the money

    Ron Galperin, L.A.'s new city controller, wants to be right on the money
    Two opposing forces squared off last week in the latest round of a long-running battle over a $40-million mystery. In one corner was one of the most powerful heavyweights in the history of local politics: Brian D'Arcy of the International Brotherhood of...
  • Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia

     Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia
    Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship...
  • 'Dark' campaign money needs a little light

    'Dark' campaign money needs a little light
    There's bipartisan agreement in California's Capitol that hiding the identities of political fat cats is bad for democracy. In deciding how to vote, a citizen needs to know who's bankrolling a candidate or a ballot measure. That's what most of these...
  • Gift tax return should be filed when parents give house to child

    Gift tax return should be filed when parents give house to child
    Dear Liz: In 2007, my parents signed over their house deed to my name. Does this trigger the gift tax? They never filled out a gift tax form. Is it too late? Dad has passed on but Mom is still with us. She has Alzheimer's disease, and I have her power...
  • Brown makes the sale on water program

    Brown makes the sale on water program
    If a product doesn't sell, try repackaging and renaming. That's a proven strategy, whatever you're peddling. Good timing also helps. Thus, when the governor's California Water Action Plan sits on a shelf unnoticed for a while — and outside it is...
  • To fix the budget, first fix the state

    Once again, Capitol politicians are fighting over how to fix the chronically bleeding state budget. And again, the answer should be clear: It's unfixable. It will remain unfixable until California's system of governance is pulled apart and overhauled....
  • Chasm divides gun control and gun rights advocates

    Chasm divides gun control and gun rights advocates
    SACRAMENTO — "Living in parallel universes," is how Senate leader Darrell Steinberg describes it. Gun control and gun rights advocates "talking past each other." Emanating from different cultures, incapable of agreeing on how to make us all...
  • Grieving mom takes on the federal government

    Grieving mom takes on the federal government
    Carol Champommier vs. the United States of America. That's not a phrase that Carol Champommier ever expected to see. She's a schoolteacher, not an activist; a rule follower, not a renegade. But Champommier is suing the United States because a...