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  • Make organ donation the default

    To the editor: The authors neglect to suggest the most logical and effective solution to the organ shortage problem: Make organ donation upon death the default. Instead of allowing it only when specified, make not allowing it the exception. ("We shouldn't...
  • Small businesses at high risk for data breach

    To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity. Then professional burglars hit the home where the drives...
  • Martin Schram: Advice for the new VA secretary

    MEMO TO: Veterans Affairs Secretary-designate Robert A. McDonald RE: The VA's crisis is even worse than you think! Your good news is that the White House, Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs are no longer in denial about the reality that...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
  • Review: 'The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection' by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan

    Review: 'The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection' by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan
    "First Lady" was a term Jacqueline Kennedy disliked, or so daughter Caroline once recalled, because it sounded so like a racehorse. Mrs. Kennedy, as she preferred to be called, had a point: The president's official hostess — be it wife, niece,...
  • SAG-AFTRA Leaders Tout 'Significant' Gains in New Contract with Companies

    SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard and national exec director David White (pictured above) have touted "significant gains" in the union's new tentative deal with production companies -- including a compounded 8.7% hike in minimums over three years and...
  • Virginia voter ID law changes again

    Virginia voter ID law changes again
    RICHMOND — Virginia's voter ID rules have changed again, with a new photo ID requirement officially on the books as of July 1. For most people, the change won't be an issue until November. Just bring a valid driver's license or one of a half dozen...
  • Highland Park council member resigns

    Highland Park council member resigns
    Highland Park council member David Naftzger recently announced his resignation from the City Council, effective immediately, citing the need to spend more time on work and with family. Naftzger, a fiscal conservative who was often the voice of dissent...
  • Despite felony conviction, Burge keeps his pension

    The outrage is official. Ex-Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge gets to keep drawing money from the taxpayers. Since March 2011, those taxpayers have been paying Burge's $3,000-a-month pension while he sits in prison. They'll be paying it when he's released...
  • Commentary: No simple solution for unfunded pensions

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook

    Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook
    An online privacy organization filed a complaint against Facebook with U.S. regulators Thursday, saying the company “purposefully messed with people's minds” in conducting a controversial 2012 experiment. Facebook has come under fire after...