Congressional Gym Stays Open

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Sharon Kyle: Unlike HeadStart the national parks and the thousands of furloughed government employees, the posh Congressional health club got a reprieve because congress has deemed it “essential,” according to a congressional aide.

The American inJustice System

Michelle Alexander Ethan Nadelmann

Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” will be speaking at the Justice on Trial Film Festival at Loyola Marymount University on Oct 20th.

DOMA No More

same sex marriage

Sharon Kyle: The federal Defense of Marriage Act defines “marriage,” for purposes of over a thousand federal laws and programs, as a union between a man and a woman only.

Activists Send Divided Message in Brentwood

santa monica protest

Sharon Kyle: Standing at the corner of San Vincente and 26th, hundreds rallied to express their dissatisfaction with Obama’s deportation record. Then just a few feet away, a smaller group of environmental activists voiced opposition to the Keystone Pipeline XL.

Keep San Onofre Closed

san onofre power plant

“We must win this battle for health, safety, economy, environment as well as rate and regulatory issues” Wasserman claimed, “Southern California Edison wants to impose a cost of $765M on its customer base for steam generators at San Onofre that don’t work.”

5 Hot Stories the LA Progressive Missed

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Sharon Kyle: Later this afternoon I’ll be meeting with Dick to discuss our options and to develop a plan of action but that’s after I go shopping for the shortest short shorts I can find.