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Import tax a bad deal for Americans

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An important step on the long journey to Mars

The fantasy of humans living on Mars is a step closer to reality after Elon Musk, the founder-CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX, put his space-travel vision on paper this month. Musk’s article in a journal called New Space has a fittingly lof...

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    Pasadena City Hall faces tough calls on taxes, spending

    City Hall budget-deficit forecasts, like all economic predictions, are theoretical and are all over the future fiscal map. For instance, last fall, after previously predicting a looming shortfall of $21 million in the 2021 budget, Pasadena officials lowered their estimate by more than half, to $10 million. Now that estimate is down to...

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    Scott Pruitt’s air-quality decision makes my family’s lungs hurt: Guest commentary

    Like a lot of Southern Californians, I have a front-row seat to some of the nation’s worst smog, the dangerous pollutant known to scientists as ground-level ozone. And recently the view got a little uglier. I’m fortunate enough to live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. But already this year, even before the summer heat hit, there already had been days when I could barely see the mountains that rise above me. But occluded views are the least of our...

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    Kaepernick pays the price for free speech: Letters

    The price of free speech for free-agent quarterback In response to your Question of the Week (June 13) about whether free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being ignored by NFL teams for his political views: I gladly and gratefully stand, hand over heart, hat off, and sing the national anthem at public functions and...

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    Congress should keep Department of Justice out of states’ marijuana rules

    Donald Trump was not elected president to renew crackdowns on marijuana in states that have legalized it for medicinal or recreational purposes. Last week, it was revealed that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a private letter to congressional leaders dated May 1 asking them to lift the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment, which prevents the Justice Department from meddling with state medical marijuana laws. “I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the...

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    Are California voters asked to decide too much?: Question of the Week

    A recall effort against a state legislator from Southern California raises new questions about the state’s extensive use of direct democracy. One of them is our Question of the Week: Are California voters asked to decide too much, or too little? The issue of the moment involves Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, who is being targeted by a signature-gathering campaign that could force a recall election. Recall supporters say they want to remove Newman from office because...

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    Is America now second-rate? Joel Kotkin

    President Donald Trump’s recent renunciation of the Paris climate change accords has spurred “the international community” to pronounce America’s sudden exit from global leadership. Now you read in the media aspirations to look instead to Europe, Canada, or even China, to dominate the world. Some American intellectuals, viewing Trump, even wish we had lost our struggle for independence. Yet, perhaps it’s time to unpack these claims, which turn out to...

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    Trump-Russia: Cover-up worse than the crime? Carl M. Cannon

    As a young California reporter, I covered the criminal trial of storied Mafia boss Joe Bonanno. In his heyday, the Sicilian-born Bonanno ruled the New York crime family that bore his name. By 1980, he was a courtly 75-year-old grandfather living in semi-retirement in the West. I found his prosecution troubling. The New York tabloids liked to call him “Joe Bananas,” which implied he was unhinged, but that was all wrong. He dressed well, spoke carefully, and was discreet in...

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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...

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