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  • Bill White's recap of 2014's top stories, some stranger than fiction

    Bill White's recap of 2014's top stories, some stranger than fiction
    Reading all these year-in-review recaps has left me a little groggy, so forgive me if my own look at 2014's top stories veers in and out of reality. January Phillies announce that Chris Wheeler and Sarge Matthews will be leaving the broadcast booth...
  • Don't think about it, just vote

    The least surprising result here in Arkansas election night was the overwhelming approval of an initiated act to raise the state's minimum wage. It passed by a landslide vote -- something like 65 percent. Three other states raised their minimum wage in...
  • Zev Yaroslavsky looks back on 20 years as an L.A. County supervisor

    Zev Yaroslavsky looks back on 20 years as an L.A. County supervisor
    Not many politicians have pop-star first-name recognition, but for four decades, there has been only one "Zev" in Los Angeles. Zev Yaroslavsky, elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 1975 and this week departing elected office for good, is leaving the...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam

    Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam
    TALLAHASSEE – The struggle over whether to expand Florida's Medicaid program to 900,000 uninsured won't pick up much traction in the Capitol next year. Even though a new lobbying push by social-service advocates is underway, the reasons for its...
  • The government problem

    Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the president agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially...
  • A look at poverty in America, from the inside

    A look at poverty in America, from the inside
    One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...
  • Mario Cuomo: The rhetoric and the record

    How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. In most media accounts, references were made to...
  • Democrats playing the race 'deck' in midterm elections

    Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck." The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
  • 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...
  • The Republicans' midterm advantage: reliable voters

    The Republicans' midterm advantage: reliable voters
    National polling on the Nov. 4 midterm elections confirms a doleful trend that's been firming up all year: Voters aren't enthusiastic about their choices — on either side. A Gallup Poll last week found that only 32% of voters said they felt...