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  • Why the medical device tax needs to stay

    Why the medical device tax needs to stay
    The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away. But you'd be hard-pressed...
  • Out of the Blue: Speak up against San Onofre

    Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news. For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
  • Save public input to help save the environment

    Save public input to help save the environment
    When first proposed about a decade ago, it seemed like a promising means to revive the Chesapeake Bay's devastated oyster crop: Bring in Chinese oysters, which are impervious to the diseases killing the native stock and also grow faster. If successful,...
  • Don't let Israel discriminate against Americans based on religion

    Don't let Israel discriminate against Americans based on religion
    A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would allow a foreign country, Israel, to discriminate against select groups of American citizens — including Americans who have expressed criticism of its policies. Disappointingly, the bill, S.B....
  • L.A. mayor's race: Wendy Greuel uses Web chat to target women

    L.A. mayor's race: Wendy Greuel uses Web chat to target women
    As the Los Angeles mayor’s race heads into the final three-week stretch, City Controller Wendy Greuel is stepping up her efforts to engage female voters — seeking a turnout advantage against her general election rival, City Councilman Eric...
  • Chronology of 2001 anthrax events

    Sept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J. Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
  • Breaking refinance bottleneck would do a world of good

    What if you could give the economy a huge shot in the arm without costing the taxpayers anything extra? What if at the same time, you could make it easier for people now living at the margins to stay in their homes? For the last two years, mortgage...
  • Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants

    Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants
    — The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...
  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actor fell to his death, coroner says

     
    "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis did not intend to kill himself when he jumped from the second floor of his Los Feliz home after allegedly killing his 81-year-old landlady, according to a report by the Los Angeles County coroner's office....
  • Count California among the Romney family's home states

    Count California among the Romney family's home states
    LA JOLLA -- David and Cristina Sear were walking their Doberman pinschers in this seaside neighborhood when a big U-Haul truck pulled up around the corner from the $12-million beachfront home Mitt and Ann Romney had just bought. The driver could not...
  • Daily News Briefs: May 10, 2012

     
    After Wednesday's Carfax study showed more than 2.7 million used cars were listed for sale online with unrepaired recalls, pressure is mounting on rental car companies to repair cars under recall before renting or selling them. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer.......