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Today: Primary Concerns. In Compton, a Most Violent Year.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Primary Concerns How important is winning the California primary one week from today? Bernie Sanders has been campaigning nonstop through the state, and with at least...

HRC Arkansas Celebrates Pro-Equality Businesses

Post submitted by James K Rector, HRC Arkansas Field Organizer Last week, HRC Arkansas joined thousands of people in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the Sixth Annual Block Street Block Party presented by the Block Street Business Association. Show More Summary

For Dr. Tiller

[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism.]Today marks seven years since Dr. George Tiller, a reproductive rights advocate and one of the precious few physicians in the country who performed lifesaving late-term abortions, was murdered at his church. Show More Summary

Here We Go Again

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Over the weekend, Kevin Drum published a piece at Mother Jones titled "Hillary Clinton Has a Shouting Problem." It's just as bad as you'd expect, and possibly even worse, given that his issue is not merely that...Show More Summary

Open Thread

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U.S. top court rules for property owner in wetland permit case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that property owners can challenge the federal government in court over the need for costly permits under a water protection law in a case involving a company's plans for a Minnesota peat mine.

Introducing America Rising Squared, U.S. Republicans' "Creepy" New Assault on Climate Action

In a video posted to Vine, respected author and climate change campaigner Bill McKibben turns for just a second or two to eyeball the person holding the camera, before turning his gaze back to the front of the room. There is no context...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's efforts to paint Trump as 'risky' play right into his hands

A wide array of opponents to Donald Trump have coalesced on a theme: He’s just too risky and unpredictable. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton referred to him as "a loose cannon." Early on, Republican Mitt Romney called out Trump’s Syria policy as “ridiculous and dangerous.”  Independent Sen....

Close the loophole that lets some Malibu homeowners skip out on their property taxes

If you were around in the 1970s, you might remember Jim Rockford, the TV sleuth who lived in a trailer on the parking lot in Paradise Cove, with arguably the best view in Malibu. No next-door neighbors, just Rockford (played by the late James Garner), the rundown trailer and the beach. Rockford...

Killings in Compton have tripled this year, rattling nerves and testing a key aNti-crime initiative

Pastor Michael Fisher had just left his Compton church when he saw a red car punctured with bullet holes. The driver was slumped in the front seat. Another man who had been riding in the car was in the street nearby, fatally wounded and lying in his own blood. Fisher pulled over on South Wilmington...

Reforming the police disciplinary system should be done in public view, not in backroom negotiations

The brutal beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles police and the riots that followed were still fresh in voters' minds when they went to the polls on June 2, 1992, and overwhelmingly endorsed a package of police accountability reforms.  One of the reforms made changes to the structure of the Board...

With constitutionalists feeling abandoned by both parties, it's time to bring back the Liberty League

Perhaps it’s time to bring back the American Liberty League? Forgotten by everyone save a few history buffs, primarily on the libertarian right and the Marxist left, the League was formed early in Franklin Roosevelt’s first term by John Jakob Raskob, a former head of the Democratic Party. Its leadership...

Essential California: Why housing vouchers aren't helping L.A.'s homeless

Good morning. It is Tuesday, May 31. Maybe it’s time to get in the car and drive off into the desert like all these folks who are drawn to Joshua Tree. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES More homicides Despite receiving additional resources from a federal anti-crime...

China releases new action plan to tackle soil pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to curb worsening soil pollution by 2020 and stabilize and improve soil quality by 2030, the cabinet said in an action plan published on Tuesday.

Harambe and the Chicken

Many people are very upset about the killing of Harambe, the gorilla imprisoned in an Ohio zoo. They ought to be upset. It was wrong to imprison Harambe. It was wrong to kill him. But what happened to Harambe is no more wrong than what...Show More Summary

The future of justice

Grist focuses on the solutions we need to carve out a better climate future for everyone.

Bernie Sanders attends Game 7 with Danny Glover as Warriors win

Bernie Sanders discovers the challenges of life in California's Central Valley May 30, 2016, 9:09 p.m. Bernie Sanders continues to campaign across California ahead of the June 7 primary. Sanders campaigns in territory that rarely sees presidential candidates California's Latino Republicans see...

Stephen Curry wins superstar battle, leading Warriors to Finals

An epic series that featured so much back and forth between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder ended with one last memorable battle. It was Stephen Curry versus Kevin Durant in the final minutes, two of the world’s best players putting on a shotmaking display to try to nudge their...

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