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  • Don't let a false promise of voter turnout kill L.A.'s independent elections

    Don't let a false promise of voter turnout kill L.A.'s independent elections
    If two charter amendments headed to Los Angeles voters March 3 get approved, it will make it next to impossible for candidates who aren't party insiders, or the darlings of labor or business interests, to run for and win city office in L.A. Charter...
  • Conservatives in Iowa resist Bush, Romney

    DES MOINES, Iowa Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney face big trouble in Iowa influential conservatives have had enough of them. Disdain for the party's center-right powerhouses, who are both considering seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nominations, could...
  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
    A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone. Alexis Tsipras, leader...
  • Bethlehem Controller David DiGiacinto dies, former councilman was 61

    Bethlehem Controller David DiGiacinto dies, former councilman was 61
    David T. DiGiacinto, a business executive who developed a reputation for being a fiscal watchdog over a dozen years in Bethlehem government and won election in 2013 as the city's controller, died Sunday in his home. He was 61. One year into his first...
  • Joe Ganim: Is He Back?

    Joe Ganim: Is He Back?
    BRIDGEPORT – After 12 years in the wilderness – seven of them in prison – ever-popular former Mayor Joseph P. Ganim still can rattle the political world with a few, well placed words. Such as, "I'm truly sorry." He did it Jan. 1 when...
  • Coping with climate change

    Coping with climate change
    A recent letter to the editor points out that a solution to climate change is available that could be supported by Republicans ("Carbon fee is bipartisan solution to climate change," Jan 22). It's revenue-neutral (no new taxes), uses conservative, free-...
  • Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris
    A day after billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the field of potential contenders shrank further as state Treasurer John Chiang decided that he, too, would stay out of the race. Chiang, a Democrat who...
  • State high court's vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

    When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for...
  • Emanuel, challengers face off over elected school boards

    Emanuel, challengers face off over elected school boards
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Saturday that nonbinding referendums calling for an elected school board on next month's mayoral ballot are a politically inspired effort to "trick" voters at the polls because the concept is going nowhere in Springfield....
  • Electoral College widens America's partisan divide

    To the editor: Amen to George Skelton's criticisms of the Electoral College. I'll add another: The winner-takes-all aspect of the current system is why there aren't more purple states. ("Winner-take-all electoral system is a loser for democracy," Jan. 21)...
  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...