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  • The electoral clout of public employee unions

     
    At the risk of sounding like Juan Williams, I was rattled Friday by the sight of this data point in the Wall Street Journal: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the top-ranked spender on independent......
  • Florida governor's debate: Rick Scott vs. Alex Sink

     
    Rick Scott vs Alex Sink in Florida governor's debate on CNN. Full transcript....
  • Steve Lopez: 'Whore' debate distracts from Brown and Whitman's empty campaign rhetoric

     
    Well, now I’ve gone and ticked off the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which got hold of me over the weekend regarding my posting last week on "Whoregate." You’d think a guy who was once known as Gov. Moonbeam would......
  • L.A. city officials dispute former mayor Riordan's bankruptcy prediction

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has been stirring a municipal hornet’s nest over the last few weeks, repeatedly warning that the city he once ran would need to file for bankruptcy unless major policy decisions are made. His most......
  • The Kagan fight: Will Republicans play politics? How about Arlen Specter? Text, video of Obama's announcement

     
    Last week, President Obama met privately at the White House with two Republican senators who could be key in the coming politics over his nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court: Minority Whip John Kyl of Arizona......
  • LAPD rolls out iWatch, an expansion of its counter-terrorism program that gets public involved

     
    In the years after the 9/11 attacks, Los Angeles Police Department trained officers to keep a better watch for activity that could be terrorism-related. Now, they are working to get the whole city involved. For months the LAPD has been......
  • Nevada's GOP Senate primary, starring Sharron Angle, Sue Lowden, Tom Cruise and chickens

     
    As can be expected in a state reliant on spectacle, Nevada has bestowed the nation with an endlessly entertaining Republican Senate primary. In hopes of facing off with gaffe machine and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November, leading GOP......
  • The Supreme Court and a privacy paradox

     
    Reading about the Supreme Court's recent decision on the privacy of employees' text messages, it's easy to think the decision was more far-reaching than it was. Although Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's majority opinion philosophized sweepingly about the...
  • Schwarzenegger again orders cut in state workers' pay

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday officially ordered most state workers’ paychecks slashed to the federal minimum wage -- $7.25 per hour -- now that California has entered a new budget year without a spending plan. State Controller John Chiang,...
  • Poor California: No money and no leadership

    In the new movie "2012," whose video trailers were bombarding television airwaves last week, the world as we know it gives way three years hence under a siege of floods, eruptions, undulating continents and earthquakes. In other words, it's not much...
  • Port of L.A. pilot boat operators have a swell job

    Port of L.A. pilot boat operators have a swell job
    It's chilly and hard to see at 4 a.m. as Martin Maher throttles up his turbocharged work boat against the swells. He is set to rendezvous with a Chinese container ship three miles beyond the Port of Los Angeles breakwater. His mission: Deliver a port...