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Venice activists did not want to cut the LAPD’s budget. They sought to secede from L.A. and become an independent city with a police force under community control.

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How sad is it that smart and powerful people are reduced to cajoling the president of the U.S. to take one tiny sensible step to help stop Americans from dying from the coronavirus?

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Even the fiercest of the White House collaborators — Sen. Mitch McConnell, Vice President Mike Pence, Atty. Gen. William Barr — will have to let the inevitable happen: The president is indefensible.

If Chief Justice John Roberts can find a way to maintain the court’s reputation and eliminate Roe, he will.

What message do public officials send when they mandate masks but don’t enforce the order when people willfully disobey?

I’m glad that books about antiracism have zoomed to the top of bestseller lists, but I wonder how many will actually be read.

Americans have no right to have a beer at the bar or walk around unmasked, but we like to imagine that freedom means we’re exempt from the law.

The author of the Trump administration’s coronavirus fiasco is in many ways the man who remade the Republican Party in the 1980s.

In 1989, the Supreme Court declared that Gregory ‘Joey’ Johnson had the right to burn the flag. He’s been torching it ever since.


All presidential elections are uniquely consequential, but a good case can be made that the next one is the most important of our lives. The time has come to undo the great mistake of 2016 and drive Trump out of office at the ballot box.

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