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  • State targets more health workers convicted of sex crimes or violence

    State targets more health workers convicted of sex crimes or violence
    The state is moving to rescind the licenses of 37 doctors and other health care workers under a new law that bans from their professions workers convicted of sex crimes or violent acts — even as the measure is challenged in court. All told, 20...
  • Book review: 'Making Our Democracy Work' by Stephen Breyer

    Book review: 'Making Our Democracy Work' by Stephen Breyer
    The United States Supreme Court likes its mystery: Cases are argued in public, briefs are available for all to read, but its real work is carried out in conferences attended by the nine justices alone. So private are those deliberations that in the rare...
  • Book review: 'The Conservative Assault on the Constitution' by Erwin Chemerinsky

    Book review: 'The Conservative Assault on the Constitution' by Erwin Chemerinsky
    Southern Californians with a taste for politics or public policy probably know Erwin Chemerinsky best as the reliably liberal voice in countless left-right radio and television debates about timely legal questions or as a key contributor to Los Angeles...
  • Fall preview: books

    Fall preview: books
    Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
  • Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone

    Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone
    Inherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 Lawrence Goldstone Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26 In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
  • David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    He was tough and kind. Crusty and caring. Witty, honest, professional and so smart. I would have never been where I am today if not for Fred. I'll never forget his compassion and advice when I was at a crossroads. Most of us would like to be half the...
  • Steve Hummer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Old joke about the relationship between writers and editors: A writer and an editor are lost in the desert. Just as they are about to wither from thirst, they stumble upon a cool, clear oasis. The writer falls to his knees and fills his cupped hands...
  • Harry Reid-Sharron Angle race gets even uglier in Nevada

    Harry Reid-Sharron Angle race gets even uglier in Nevada
    The increasingly contentious Nevada Senate race between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his ultra-conservative Republican opponent, Sharron Angle, took an ugly turn last week when the candidates accused each other of going easy on child molesters &#...
  • What's at stake in the debt-limit talks: a primer

    What's at stake in the debt-limit talks: a primer
    Answering questions about the debt-ceiling talks and what could happen if both sides fail to reach an agreement: What is the federal debt ceiling? In 1917, as the U.S. entered World War I, Congress authorized the Treasury to issue long-term bonds to...
  • When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count

    When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count
    John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district. The...
  • Libya: It's the Constitution, stupid

    Libya: It's the Constitution, stupid
    There's a debate swirling in the country right now about the War Powers Act in relation to the war/non-war/"squirmish" in Libya.  The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut funding for the Libyan war unless President Barack Obama seeks...