Pam Spritzer: People I claimed to hate, such as a Jewish boss, a lesbian supervisor, and black and Latino co-workers, defied my hostility. They treated me with kindness when I least deserved it, but when I most needed it.
Jessica Goodheart: Youth, the elderly and whole families are tumbling into homelessness at a faster rate than they can be helped onto their feet.
Jessica Goodheart: A federal program’s critics say it provides questionable benefits for low-income communities and hastens gentrification — while awarding large tax breaks to the wealthiest.
Joseph Palermo: Throwing away trillions of tax dollars and potentially millions of human lives in another forever war that’s guaranteed to create intractable crises in the future appears to be the folly that awaits us.
Mel Gurtov: There is no emergency. No evidence has been presented to show that Iran is taking any action that threatens US or any other country’s interests.
Thom Hartmann: The entire “supply side” scam that if the rich people get richer it’ll help us all is totally discredited, but, in deference to their billionaire donors, the GOP still clings to it.
Randy Shaw: As workers priced out of Santa Monica and desirable LA neighborhoods turned to Culver City, housing prices predictably shot up. And like nearly all high-housing cost cities, it was not “luxury development” that gentrified Culver City.