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The great Muslim civil war — and us: Charles Krauthammer

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Tell Trump: hands off San Gabriel Mountain National Monument: Laura Friedman

Have no doubt about it: Donald Trump’s administration in Washington, D.C., is trying to roll back all of the progress we’ve made to protect our environment, most notably illustrated by the president’s opting out of the Paris Clima...

By Laura Friedman|

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    Blame for Pasadena Unified’s woes is on those who’ve left: Guest commentary

    Here at the Pasadena Unified School Ditrict, Superintendent Brian McDonald’s tenure has not been easy, though a super-majority of those of us on the school board recently extended his contract. The most controversy has been over his efforts to turn around one of our neediest schools, Madison Elementary. He placed at Madison a tough principal with high expectation, something our recent community survey said the public wanted in addition to increased discipline and safety in the...

    By Scott Phelps|

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    Bailout’s authors didn’t bank on any of this: Susan Shelley

    If Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be challenged to write anything as dramatic as the epic chapter of history that concluded this week, with one mega-CEO solidifying his position on top of the world and another forced to step down from the heights of power. The story begins in 2008, in the autumn of the last year of George W. Bush’s troubled presidency. A catastrophic meltdown of the financial markets had brought Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to Congress to plead...

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    Temple City residents, please find room for mercy: Guest commentary

    As a lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley, I could not have been happier to hear the Golden Motel on Rosemead Boulevard was to be converted into 169 permanent housing units for veterans and the formerly homeless. This project is spearheaded by Mercy Housing, an organization that creates stable and affordable housing for those who need it. A Yelp search shows that the one-star Golden Motel is far from a well-loved landmark in its unincorporated county area or the cities around...

    By Charlie Dodge|

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    For L.A.-area veteran homelessness, it’s the beginning of the end: Guest commentary

    When I arrived in Los Angeles 16 months ago as the director of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA), the facility’s staff and the community immediately showed me its greatest intent — to get homeless veterans off the street and into places they can call home. Ending veteran homelessness is about more than land and permanent housing — it’s about providing housing with services that are individualized to meet the critical needs of our veterans.

    By Ann Brown|

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    Political leaders, their backers must stop sowing seeds of contempt: Brian Calle

    When political leaders — and their backers — treat those with differing viewpoints as enemies, it’s only a matter of time before violence ensues. The shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others at a charity baseball game practice just outside Washington, D.C., is an exclamation point on the escalating vitriol in American politics today — and its horrendous consequences. America’s political environment ought not lead to...

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    Do President Trump’s actions rise to level of obstruction of justice? Erwin Chemerinsky

    After the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, what are the defenses to the charge that President Donald Trump engaged in obstruction of justice? There are times when reality is more dramatic than any fiction and that was certainly true of the two days of hearings before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. It was reminiscent of the hearings before the Senate Select Committee on Watergate in the summer of 1973, with the nation focused again last week on the question...

    By Erwin Chemerinsky|

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    Protecting democracy starts with probing election of state party chair: Guest commentary

    Since the election of President Trump, California has stood as a model of public policy-making based on evidence and openness in the process of governance. Steering the ship of state are Democrats, with the leadership of the state Democratic Party. But now California faces a crisis of legitimacy in its governing party. The recent, closely-fought election for state Democratic Party chair is dogged by allegations of serious balloting errors and even possible fraud that may have swung the...

    By Rafael Chagoya and Anthony Weiss|

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