Melissa Batchelor Warnke’s work is focused on gender, power and pop culture. She has been a contributing opinion writer for the Los Angeles Times since 2016.
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Black Lives Matter has long modeled what it would look like for Angelenos to live the values we purport to hold. It’s time for L.A. to finally step up.
Blackout Tuesday backfired spectacularly. Five ideas for actually supporting Black Lives Matter
You’re not bad if you woke up this morning and blacked out your social media in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. But there are better ways to help.
Against all internal resistance, I will vote for creepy Joe Biden, a man who both should be and does not deserve to be president.
Opinion: Democrats looked ready to unify. And then Hillary Clinton had to go and raise her hand
Hillary Clinton is still reading aloud from her burn book. We’re tired. We’ve read it already.
Young people want someone like Bernie Sanders who will fight for them. They deserve that.
Three short takeaways from a very long evening at the CNN climate town hall.
On Monday, two Californians’ ships passed each other in the 2020 presidential campaign, as Bay Area Rep.
Was it a fever dream, or did we just spend nonrefundable hours of our brief lives watching 20 people fight for airtime to proclaim how cool they were?
Generation Z is finally — and, it seems, suddenly — becoming a topic of popular conversation.
“You should write about what’s going down in Alabama,” my mom said Tuesday afternoon over the phone.