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Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 has emboldened all sorts of improbable candidates to think they have a chance to win in 2020. This is not healthy.
Enter the Fray
Top Senate Democrats signal a willingness to end all filibusters if they reclaim the majority. It doesn’t take a psychic to see why they’d regret that decision.
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Trump is tripling down on racism and xenophobia as a path to remaining in the White House, and having his policy initiatives blocked or his Twitter rants attacked is at worst irrelevant and possibly quite helpful.
Broader sex trafficking laws are being used against people like Jeffrey Epstein, but their elasticity may also pose problems.
Education cultivates resiliency in migrant kids. Its lack in detention centers is one more way Trump is ignoring the law.
Reining in federal spending is no longer on the table now that there’s a Republican in the White House.
Whereas L.A. has focused (unsuccessfully) on trying to create long-term affordable housing, New York has focused on creating temporary shelters.
David Runciman, a politics and history professor at Cambridge University, talks about his book “How Democracy Ends”.
Trump’s latest asylum ban will make problems at the border worse and encourage people entering the country illegally to hide.
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A six-part series from the editorial board challenging NIMBYs and their City Hall enablers who balk at building new housing while a humanitarian crisis unfolds in our streets.
It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters.
Ideas and commentary on building a livable, sustainable Los Angeles.
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