Dick Price: There are younger Republican officeholders and their functionaries who might be affected by a boatload of bananas, if they’re thinking of continuing their political careers. They’re going to be saddled with their support — or nonopposition — for Trump down the road.
To put a human face on these rent control issues issues, Kate Clark interviewed five Pasadena and Glendale residents, whose lives have been impacted by rising rents and the struggle to hold onto affordable housing.
Dick Price: Police surveillance—collecting and monitoring information about individuals by the government—has been with us a long time. Who can forget Cointelpro?” But today’s technology makes surveillance orders of magnitude more invasive, catching up many more people.
Dick Price: But as we were all saddened by Irene’s passing, two women were hit hardest—her mother and her daughter.
Dick Price: To help voters sort through the 13 candidates vying to represent this Los Angeles district, community activists organized a candidates forum featuring 8 candidates that drew a packed-house audience of more than 200.
Dick Price: Too regularly, a particular shooting will rise above the noise, catching our attention because of who got shot or how many were killed or, increasingly, if some part of the carnage was captured on film.
At first blush, progressives who want a police department more responsive to the communities it’s supposed to serve would want to cheer that move, right?
California Democrats, at least in many cases, are showing political figures around the country that a progressive agenda can be proposed and defended, provided an engaged electorate is behind them, urging them forward.
Dick Price: You imagine him sitting in his pajamas on the edge of his bed, tweeting away at 5 a.m. with only a drowsy bodyguard for company, as Melania has the good sense to stay hundreds of miles away in New York City, polishing her nails and wondering if she should have just stayed in Slovenia.
Dick Price: Besides being a masterfully conceived, thoroughly engaging film, what makes “First Daughter” so moving is the heartening solution it offers in these dark times.
Dick Price: “We’re at the precipice of determining what kind of city we want to have. Do we really want to be another San Francisco or New York, where only the very rich can afford to live?”
Dick Price: A recent Latino Decisions poll tells a fascinating anti-establishment tale, putting Carmona first in favorability with 73% to Gomez’s third-place finish with 69%.
Dick Price: In looking at the statement Martin Luther King Jr., made famous: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” you consider the profound step backwards fellow Americans made in electing a race-baiter and scapegoater, and you think, well, that arc must be very long indeed. But Maybe Richard and Mildred Loving can teach us a thing or two.