Richard Greeman: Today, warrants are no longer required for raids, which are decided on the judgement of the Prefect of each locality using “justified suspicion” as a criterion.
Joe Mathews: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is being coy about whether he’s running for president. But he doesn’t fool me. I’ve already written the speech, or perhaps I should say sermon, that he should give when he announces his candidacy.
Marcy Winograd: The California legislature’s patronage of the Israel lobby comes at a time when Israel is losing support among Democrats.
Brian Biery: Getting to Congress to provide input on a line item in the HUD budget is a bit of a chore, but making it to your local city council to ask for more funding for after-school programs for children is much more practical and doable.