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Why Clinton should speak out about her husband’s infidelity

Los Angeles Times October 11, 2016

Of all the details in Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s biography that might resonate with the electorate — her modest upbringing, tenacious parents, struggle to integrate work and...

Why pay off debt when you can sue?

Los Angeles Times September 28, 2016

In the wake of the collapse of the Corinthian Colleges and questions about other for-profit career colleges, the Department of Education has drafted broad new rules for when people can get out of repaying...

Are dead trees a threat?

Los Angeles Times September 5, 2016

There are now 66 million dead trees in California's forests due to several years of drought and native bark beetles, creating a "catastrophic" wildfire threat—or so claims U.S. Secretary of Agriculture...

Guest Column: A right to debt relief for students

Los Angeles Times April 26, 2016

Something unusual happened in late February. Commentators on the right and left, liberal Thom Hartmann and conservative Ike Brannon, published essays on the same day, Feb. 22, saying the same thing: Americans...

Microaggressions are a distraction

In a 1967 interview, the African-American novelist Ralph Ellison denounced the commonplace idea that blacks had been permanently "damaged" by slavery, segregation and institutional racism. Instead, Ellison...

Guest Column: Climate’s toil and trouble

Los Angeles Times March 1, 2016

In late August 1589, a dozen of the fittest ships in the Danish fleet set across a tempestuous North Sea to carry a 14-year-old princess bride to her new husband and new home. King James VI of Scotland...

Guest column: We should make “going to college” like hiring a contractor

Stuart M. Butler, Los Angeles Times November 22, 2015

With a bachelor's degree now being the must-have job credential, pressure is mounting to find ways to make college more affordable.Most proposals to improve access for low-income students focus on tweaking...

Guest Column: The trouble with “desperate environmentalism”

Joshua Galperin, Los Angeles Times November 9, 2015

When I started teaching environmental law and policy, I thought I would work with the next generation of extraordinary environmentalists. I don't.My students are extraordinary, but many see themselves...

Guest column: Microaggressions hurt

Regina Rini, Los Angeles Times October 18, 2015

If you live near a college campus or read anxious think pieces, you've probably heard about "microaggression."A microaggression is a relatively minor insult to a member of a marginalized group, perceived...

Guest column: What we talk about when we talk about rape

Carol Tavris, Los Angeles Times October 7, 2015

When I was a young social psychologist and feminist in the 1970s, I never imagined that I would be asked to testify for the defense in a rape case. Rape laws at the time still included the "marital rape...

Guest column: China’s climate change

Los Angeles Times October 4, 2015

Think of the irony in this: if the push that finally makes the United States a world leader in combating climate change comes from ... China.Of course, Chinese President Xi Jinping would first have to...

Guest column: How dry, how long?

William Debuys Los Angeles Times August 30, 2015

California, currently in the Great Drought, is a living diorama of how the future is going to look across much of the United States as climate change sets in.Now, the large dark bruise spreading across...

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