Robin Abcarian is an opinion columnist at the Los Angeles Times. She writes about news, politics and culture. Her columns appear on Wednesday and Sunday. Twitter: @AbcarianLAT
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Abcarian: Otra huelga del LAUSD - es un infierno para las familias, pero los trabajadores no tenían otra opción
Los conductores de autobuses escolares públicos de Los Ángeles, los ayudantes de maestros, los conserjes y los trabajadores de la cafetería simplemente exigen aumentos bien merecidos y respeto.
Los Angeles’ public school bus drivers, teacher aides, custodians and cafeteria workers are merely demanding well-deserved raises — and respect.
Abcarian: The 20th anniversary of the Iraq war also marks a colossal failure of the mainstream media
President Bush and his war-hungry administration ginned up an Iraqi nuclear threat and got most of the American media to play ball
Abcarian: Reports of a rift between Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren play into Republican hands
Did the senator really insult the vice president? Did Harris really not accept her apology? Or is a misunderstanding being exploited to delegitimize women in politics?
Hollywood awards shows like the Oscars have become ridiculously overblown and — that slap notwithstanding — boring.
Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial seemed less than spellbinding by L.A. standards. But the full family saga is the very model of a modern Southern gothic tale.
Abcarian: Could our love affair with sugar and artificial sweeteners literally break our hearts?
A new study finds an association between erythritol, a popular sweetener, and heightened cardiovascular risk.
We may never have a definitive answer to COVID’s origins. Reserve your anger for the way the Trump administration bungled its response to the disease.
Fostering puppies helps bring the ‘no kill’ philosophy of animal rescue closer to reality. Besides, is there anything sweeter than being loved by a puppy?
Column: Pronoun hysteria is pure MAGA politics, with a side of devastation for vulnerable trans kids
Victimizing an already marginalized community is an easy way for Republicans to whip up their voters