COMMENTARY: The Perfect Time to Fix 20th-Century Roads and Bridges
Roads, bridges and the nation's other infrastructure steadily growing older and weaker. Given low interest rates and elevated unemployment, this is an ideal moment to invest in fixing them.
COMMENTARY: Five Myths About a Government Shutdown
President Barack Obama and Congress have until March 27 to reach a budget agreement to avert a government shutdown.
COMMENTARY: Slate: Steubenville Rape Case Judge Warns Teens to Watch What They Tweet
Sunday, two teen-age Steubenville, Ohio, football players were convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a high school party.
COMMENTARY: This Is Not Your Father's GOP
Thirty years after Ronald Reagan was president, Republicans are still running on a tripartite alliance of social, fiscal and foreign policy conservatives. Alas, such candidates run on a myth; that coalition has splintered and what will replace it is far from clear.
COMMENTARY: Sarah Palin is out to SAVE Christmas!
I understand that at this point commenting on anything Sarah Palin does is like socking a punching bag that has been slowly deflating since 2008, but this week I can't help myself.
COMMENTARY: College Benefits Go Beyond Money
Every fall, just before classes begin, we at UCLA send thousands of our new students out to volunteer projects at schools, parks and community centers across Los Angeles. It's a massive effort that serves our city and sets the tone for their experience.
COMMENTARY: U.S. Takes Wasteful Approach to Detaining Immigrants
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released "several hundred" immigrants from detention facilities across the United States late last month in an effort to stay within its budget amid "fiscal uncertainty" related to the so-called sequester.
COMMENTARY: Lift Veil of Secrecy on Drone Policy
From Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, we learned that the Obama administration is "struggling" with how to provide more information on its so-called targeted killing program; that senior officials have "talked about a greater need for transparency" about the program; and that we "will hear the president speak about this" in the future.
COMMENTARY: U.S. Shouldn't Skimp on Mental Health Funding
A 14-year-old with large brown eyes and tightly cropped hair told me a few weeks ago that voices were telling him to kill people.
COMMENTARY: Stop letting political parties draw election maps
Both Republicans and Democrats regularly exhibit such greed and dishonesty in manipulating electoral maps that a Columbia University expert who studies the practice likened his work to that of an anthropologist who observes cannibals.
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