Hans Johnson: What Loraine needs most to win is more of the grassroots volunteer support and small-dollar donations that have made her push for a seat at the table so formidable so far.
LGBTQ leaders say we trust Kimberly Ellis to lead the way in ending abuse and building a safer party.
Hans Johnson: As a new school year starts, his departure leaves lessons about representation, and misrepresentation, in the communities that narrowly elected him three years ago and throughout metropolitan L.A.
Hans Johnson and Karen Suarez: Senator Feinstein has secured votes in an often closely divided Senate by courting conservative colleagues when she can. Unequivocal defiance, the posture du jour of the Trump era, is not her style. That has drawn criticism from some Democrats, including her main challenger, state Senator Kevin de Leon.
Hans Johnson: In the cynical world of big-city politics, Paul Koretz is as close as we come to Bernie Sanders. But Koretz’s re-election is not as secure as Bernie Sanders’ in Vermont.
Hans Johnson: Provoking some of the growing anger against Tea Party Republicans is the tone of callousness toward people of color, women, and the sacrifice of veterans who voice frustration at the toll of cuts and barriers in the democratic process itself.