This will be my 54th and last column. In two years of writing, I’ve covered numerous policies, frequent congressional failures and rare congressional successes. I’ve been called an “O-bola-crat liberal” and compared to the dictators of Marxist totalitarian regimes, neither of which I plan to pursue as a job title. When I look back on […]
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Audience members noted the panelists’ ability to find common ground.
USC faced off against UCLA Friday and Saturday night in two parliamentary-style debates, which covered the war in Syria and U.S. immigration policy. The first debate, which had competitors debate the U.S. backing of Syrian rebel groups, ended in victory for the USC team. The event was followed by a multi-school roundtable debate on Saturday, […]
To condemn activism while bringing partisan speakers is a special brand of hypocrisy.
I’ll never forget seeing a picture of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, bending over at the waist, while a 5-year-old black boy reached up to touch Obama’s hair because the kid wanted to see if it felt like his. The image conveys a product of years of struggle for civil rights by people […]
Has Yik Yak ever done anything good for anybody? I ask that question with no sense of sarcasm: I cannot think of a single app with as much downside as Yik Yak, an app that allows users to post anonymous, 200-character messages to a platform accessible to anyone within a mile-and-a-half radius. Not only does […]
Until yesterday, Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act — signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence — attempted to mimic similar legislation passed by the federal government and 19 other states, but it stupendously failed. In its original form, the law allowed persons, businesses and any other private entity to refuse to provide service to people […]
Panelists spoke of how ridesharing apps are changing the L.A. landscape.
Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for president in 2016. His early endorsements include every registered Democrat in the United States. His early detractors should include every Republican who hopes their party can make a credible case for the White House. And yet, the media […]
It is exceedingly difficult to get most people in my generation, the millennials, to care about politics. What isn’t difficult is getting us to care about results. Bridging the gap between the process of politics, which doesn’t interest us, and the outcome, which does, holds the key to voter apathy, particularly among the young folks […]