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  • Music review: Long Beach Symphony begins 75th season

     
    Saturday night the Long Beach Symphony celebrated the beginning of its 75th season. The mayor, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the State Assembly and Senate sent proclamations. Champagne and cake were served in the Terrace Theater Lobby......
  • When animal dander attacks

    When animal dander attacks
    I had zero interest when my fiancée approached me about boarding a friend's cat for six months while the friend was out of the country. I've always been a dog person, and it's easier to get someone to switch religions than their preference in dogs or...
  • Without a 'public option,' what will keep insurance companies honest?

    Without a 'public option,' what will keep insurance companies honest?
    Today's topic: Providing health insurance for all and subsidizing premiums for the working poor would create a huge influx of business for insurers and providers. But analysts say that a significant percentage of the local markets in the U.S. are...
  • Does the 'public option' have to imitate Medicare?

    Does the 'public option' have to imitate Medicare?
    Today's topic: What about a public plan that isn't modeled after Medicare? For example, how about co-ops or local plans such as L.A. Care? Give market forces room to breathe, and costs will decrease Point: Michael F. Cannon The dirty little secret,...
  • The Patriot Act: Does it actually work?

    The Patriot Act: Does it actually work?
    Today's topic: Where can you point to the Patriot Act's success in stopping terrorists? Wednesday through Friday, Jena Baker McNeill and Julian Sanchez discuss the Patriot Act, portions of which Congress is considering reauthorizing. Point: Jena Baker...
  • Have any Patriot Act horror stories come true?

    Have any Patriot Act horror stories come true?
    Today's topic: Where are the demonstrated examples of abuses of liberties because of the Patriot Act? Are there any provisions of the law that civil libertarians would find acceptable? Julian Sanchez and Jena Baker McNeill continue their debate on the...
  • The Patriot Act: Looking back to 2001

    The Patriot Act: Looking back to 2001
    Today's topic: In hindsight, did Congress and the president react too hastily in 2001 by passing the Patriot Act just weeks after the 9/11 attacks? Did the revisions in 2005 adequately address concerns that the act went too far or didn't go far enough?...
  • What was the point of bailing out GM?

    What was the point of bailing out GM?
    Today's topic: Should the U.S. government have spent billions to keep General Motors from liquidation only to eventually steer it to Bankruptcy Court? An earlier bankruptcy would have saved taxpayers billions Point: Daniel J. Ikenson General Motors...
  • Is GM really too big to fail?

    Is GM really too big to fail?
    Today's topic: Given how far the demand for cars has fallen this year, would the failure of General Motors have put more stress on the industry, or just accelerated the "right sizing" that was already underway? In other words, was the company really too...
  • Will Government Motors do better than General Motors?

    Will Government Motors do better than General Motors?
    Today's topic: How can the federal government simultaneously regulate GM, protect the taxpayers' interests as the company's dominant shareholders and help the carmaker turn out products that people want to buy? CEObama Point: Daniel J. Ikenson The Obama...