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  • On for-profit colleges; people on welfare and where they spend their money; and Jonah Goldberg's views on the GOP and upcoming elections

    For, and against, for-profit colleges Re "The for-profit college bubble," Opinion, July 13 So-called for-profit colleges should not be allowed to play their shell game with taxpayer money. As things stand, such institutions are just one more mechanism...
  • A spending cap for California?

    A spending cap for California?
    Today's topic: While Sacramento does have a revenue problem, it also has trouble controlling spending. Given the Legislature's utter inability to restrain spending in good years, shouldn't any budget-reform measure contain a spending cap? The myth of...
  • Obama's double standard on bailouts?

    Obama's double standard on bailouts?
    Today's topic: Is there a good reason for keeping the Obama administration intimately involved in the firms it aids in Detroit but not the firms on Wall Street? Complete Dust-Up: Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3 Why good governments don't run industries Point:...
  • D.A.R.E. generation wants marijuana legalized

    D.A.R.E. generation wants marijuana legalized
    D.A.R.E. America Chairman Skip Miller writes in his Jan. 28 Times Op-Ed article, "Don’t legalize marijuana," that his organization has been successful in its efforts to reduce illegal drug use in the U.S. by educating schoolchildren. Indeed,...
  • Bailout handouts

    When the House balked at the Bush administration's $700-billion plan to aid Wall Street, stocks plummeted and the credit crisis intensified. Key lending rates skyrocketed, threatening to drive even more adjustable-rate mortgages into default. General...
  • Fixing the economy

    President-elect Barack Obama sounded more like a candidate than an incumbent this week when he talked about his plans to tighten the federal belt in addition to stimulating the moribund economy. "We're still going to have to make some tough choices," he...
  • On the estate tax; antibiotics and the meat industry; and a new approach to cyclists and motorists sharing the road.

    Death and taxes — and what's left Re "Why not tax inherited wealth?," Opinion, July 6 Every person I know who has received an inheritance has spent it like the free money it is. Just last week a friend pulled up in a new luxury car, telling me...
  • The 'tea parties' had a serious message -- were you listening?

    The 'tea parties' had a serious message -- were you listening?
    Judging by his April 24 Times Op-Ed article, "The GOP: divorced from reality," alleged comedian Bill Maher is confused about the message of the April 15 "tea party" protests. In saying demonstrators were merely sore losers reacting to an election that...
  • The Californians Prop. 1E would harm

    The Californians Prop. 1E would harm
    Five years ago, Californians voted to provide funding for the most basic mental health services by passing Proposition 63, which placed an additional 1% tax on personal income of more than $1 million. But as The Times reported in its April 20 article,...
  • California government: too much or too little?

    California government: too much or too little?
    Today's topic: Big-picture time: Are Californians paying too much or too little in taxes? Are there any tasks the state does or services it provides that should stop? What other state do you believe has the proper model for California to follow? Close...
  • Prop. 1A: the right budget fix?

    Prop. 1A: the right budget fix?
    Today's topic: Would Proposition 1A help California's broken budgeting system, or just make it worse? And what happens if the measure fails and California doesn't get the billions of dollars in revenue from the increased sales tax, personal income tax and...