Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Democrats must beat Trump, not each other

The smart thing for Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez to do would be sending a terse note to all Democratic presidential contenders before the next scheduled Democratic candidate’s debate in Detroit July 30-31. It would read: “Our goal is to beat Trump, not beat up on each other.” There’s a special urgency in sending Read More…

Columnists John Grace Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Trade tariffs could crush California’s economy

As we learned with the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Act, tariffs can backfire on the country that believes it’s a relatively painless way to affect change. By applying 40% tariffs on 20,000 incoming goods to the U.S. to protect our farmers, it may be the singular event that caused America to move past a serious recession to Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Strengthening the safety net for those near homelessness

After a difficult divorce and losing her job, Lakeisha Anthony fell into homelessness. It didn’t matter that she was a veteran with a graduate degree — there was no safety net to catch her. For Anthony, the hardest part was having to make the heartbreaking choice to send her three daughters to live with their Read More…