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  • Getting to 'Yes, but...' on the Zimmerman verdict

     
    The long overdue, productive conversation about race and justice in America, now sputtering to a start, is going to stall if we continue bickering over the acquittal of George Zimmerman. That quarrel is now pointless. Pointless because the jury has......
  • Melee during U.S. Motors strike

     
    Tear gas canisters explode as police break a barricade of pickets massed in front of the U.S. Motors plant on E. Slauson Ave....
  • Congress: Where members stand on guns, taxes, immigration and more?

     
    Sunday’s column – “The long, hard slog for straight answers” – attempted to get members of Congress to give straight answers to basic questions that readers and voters care about. You can see the chart – and the efforts...
  • The Week in Pictures | June 24 – 30, 2013

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • 'We can't make extortion a routine part of our democracy'

     
    So said President Obama yesterday. And I agree. The Republicans are calling for "negotiations," as though both side have some changes they'd like to implement -- some new policies or regulations or tax-code alterations -- and the usual sorts of......
  • Huge spending gaps between school districts, report finds

     
    Vast inequities still exist in education funding across the nation, contributing to an academic achievement gap that separates the students at well-funded schools from those who attend campuses with fewer resources, according to a report released Tuesday....
  • Nancy Pelosi on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Eric Cantor on ‘Meet the Press’; Deval Patrick on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    George Saunders, author of "Tenth of December," will be a guest on ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panelists will be Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace; Stephanie Cutter, Obama...
  • Automakers Say EV Noisemakers Too Loud

     
    Two automaker groups are challenging a proposal for hybrids and electric vehicles to make artificial noises at low speeds. Congress authorized the initiative, aimed to keep drivers from pulling an Andy Bernard from "The Office" on nearby pedestrians or...
  • How a bill becomes slaw -- an autopsy of gun-control legislation in Washington

     
    Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as......
  • Rachel Maddow hosts MSNBC documentary “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War”

     
    As we approach the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, journalist Rachel Maddow looks at the key government decisions that led the United States into the war, through a new documentary called Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, premiering Feb....
  • Congress unites on skin cancer

     
    They can't agree on climate change. Fixing the rate increase on student loans? Nope. The farm bill remains in legislative limbo. Leave it to skin cancer to bring together warring Congressional Republicans and Democrats. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th...
  • End it, don't extend it

     
    The 'debt ceiling' is a pointless, dangerous law and should be repealed Wednesday's column The informal metaphor in vogue in Washington this month is "the debt ceiling" — a statutory limit on the money Congress can borrow to pay our......