| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:14 PM
An update to our Q&A posted earlier about a group of undocumented youths attempting to cross the U.S. border into Texas: 30 of them and three of their parents were detained at the Laredo crossing, one of the organizers told the Los Angeles Times on Monday...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Lost amid our gloom and doom over the tea partiers' nonsensical, reactionary effort to bring down effective government in Washington is this happy local counterweight: 2013 has been an incredibly fruitful year for the forces of forward-thinking government...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Maryland's House Republicans decided this week to jettison Del. Anthony J. O'Donnell from the leadership of their caucus on the grounds that a new messenger is needed to revitalize the party's prospects and pick up seats in the 2014 election. We wish...
| May 8, 2013
When President Obama told students in Mexico that without the support of U.S. Latinos he would not be president, he wasn't talking about the GOP's Ruben Barrales. But Barrales gets the message. He is the son of immigrants, and San Mateo County's first...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
President Barack Obama renewed his call to Congress last week for passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would "grow the economy and shrink our deficits" as well as strengthen border security, modernize the visa system and offer a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
There was much to celebrate when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last month. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies have worked long and hard to end discrimination based on sexual orientation,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named former rival Kevin James, who placed third in the March 5 primary election, to serve on the powerful Board of Public Works.
James, a Republican radio host who campaigned aggressively for Garcetti in the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:49 AM
It’s unclear how long Lulu Martinez will be held in immigration detention -- or if she'll be deported.
Still, the 23-year-old college student, brought to the United States illegally as a child, says that she and eight others who staged an...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Last week: Five year anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act by George W. Bush. This legislation was intended to have a lasting impact by holding states and institutions accountable for costs of higher education. Over those five years,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
With public disapproval of the House of Representatives hovering somewhere around 77%, John Oliver joked on Wednesday's “Daily Show” that "Congress" is about to become “the English language’s most offensive C-word.”