Columnists Opinion

Sessions is bad for civil rights

Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate the department; a treasury secretary from Goldman Sachs who ran Read More…

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Special election called April 4 to fill Becerra seat

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown has scheduled an April 4 primary and June 6 special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by Xavier Becerra’s appointment and confirmation as California’s attorney general. Becerra took over the attorney general’s job Jan. 24 from Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November, Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Attorney General Sessions is a nightmare

Here is the full hideous point-by-point list of the major votes of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions on civil rights issues complete with the dates he torpedoed them. Banning the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional (January 2006). Voted no on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (February 2013). Voted yes on recommending constitutional ban on flag Read More…