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  • Somali American fights militant Islamist recruiters in U.S. heartland

    Somali American fights militant Islamist recruiters in U.S. heartland
    For seven years, youth leader Abdirizak Bihi has waged a personal battle against an elusive foe: religious extremists using sophisticated online tactics to lure young Somali Americans abroad as militant foot soldiers and suicide bombers. Many of these...
  • De León throws extravagant bash as Steinberg quietly leaves

    De León throws extravagant bash as Steinberg quietly leaves
    State Sen. Darrell Steinberg officially stepped off the stage last week. And Sen. Kevin de León stepped on it. Did he ever! Drums, mariachis, a color guard, political VIPs. It was a full-throated "inauguration" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown...
  • Gov. Brown blocks expansion of injury leaves for emergency workers

    Gov. Brown blocks expansion of injury leaves for emergency workers
    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed two little-noticed bills that would have expanded a special injury leave program that pays California's emergency responders 100% of their salaries, tax-free, when they're out with claimed ailments. Monday's action came a day...
  • Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice
    Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs before a crowd of hundreds of thousands here Saturday, and called on South Koreans to heed their example of sacrifice in a world of growing poverty and inequality. The beatification Mass was one of the main events of...
  • What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare

    What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare
    The best sign that conservatives have finally given up their campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is that they've been cooking up proposals to keep some of the ACA's most important provisions in place, without fully abandoning Republican nostrums...
  • A level playing field at school can't make up for a broken democracy

    A level playing field at school can't make up for a broken democracy
    In the fall of 2010, after a 14-year hiatus from the classroom, I began a one-year job filling in for a teacher on leave from the same rural Vermont high school that I'd entered as a rookie 30 years before. Almost from my first day, I was moved by the...
  • Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream

    There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are...
  • Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others

    Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others
    What makes a city work? And are there innovations that can make a city work better? We went looking for good ideas that are being tested in cities around the world, asking urban leaders who will be attending the CityLab conference in Los Angeles this week...
  • Difference in pledge, prayer, suicide, and boycott: Letters

    Difference in pledge, prayer Helene McCarthy's letter to the editor in the Sept. 13 Sentinel is well intentioned but misguided. There is a difference between expecting others to stand for and participate in prayer than in standing for the Pledge of...
  • As Republicans seek growth, a difficult fork in the road ahead

    Democrats have their problems: A lame duck president whose popularity has slumped,  just about zero chance of winning back the House, and a better-than-fair shot at losing the Senate as well. But Republicans were facing multiple sources of tension, in...
  • GOP at an anxious crossroads: Who are the Republicans of the future?

    GOP at an anxious crossroads: Who are the Republicans of the future?
    Democrats have their problems: a lame-duck president whose popularity has slumped,  just about zero chance of winning back the House, and a better-than-fair shot at losing the Senate as well. But Republicans were facing multiple sources of tension, in...