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  • Politicized UC Regents?

    Just when the University of California Board of Regents finally saw one of its most scandal-dogged figures, UC President Robert Dynes, ride off into the sunset, another UC bigwig has put the board in the hot seat again. Erwin Chemerinsky, a professor from...
  • The great car-tax swindle

    The defining issue of the 2003 recall was Gov. Gray Davis' tripling of the car tax, more officially known as the Vehicle License Fee. The defining issue of Arnold Schwarzenegger's successful campaign to unseat Davis was his promised rollback of said car...
  • Campaigning in a changing nation

    Campaigning in a changing nation
    Today's topic: How are the changed demographics of the electorate making this presidential race different from past ones? Has either Barack Obama or John McCain capitalized effectively on the new demographics? And have they shifted the race away from...
  • A new water strategy

    The Times' recent story, "Water shortage worst in decades," illustrates an often forgotten fact. Southern California is really a semi-arid desert -- brought to life by water supplies from the Colorado River, the Owens Valley and the State Water Project to...
  • Advice for California's GOP candidates for governor

    Advice for California's GOP candidates for governor
    Meg Whitman struck it rich last month when she appeared on the cover of Fortune magazine, with a headline that asked if the Republican gubernatorial hopeful can "save California." It was a flattering profile, with friends and business associates attesting...
  • When the government wants your property

    Today's question: Propositions 98 and 99 both claim to offer protection from eminent domain. Which one (if either) would be better for Californians? All week, California Republican Assembly President Mike Spence and Los Angeles County Democratic Party...
  • The Legislature Has Nothing To Teach UC

    The Legislature Has Nothing To Teach UC
    Over the years, California legislators have repeatedly meddled with the independence of the University of California. That doesn't make California unique, but in a system dedicated to the highest academic and scholarly standards, the meddling can badly...
  • LA Mayor Villaraigosa Won't Run For CA Governor

    LA Mayor Villaraigosa Won't Run For CA Governor
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on national television today he would not be running for California governor in 2010 after flirting with a bid for higher office for months. Elected to a second, four-year term in March, the mayor told...
  • Mercury General using guise of benevolence to assault Prop. 103

    Mercury General using guise of benevolence to assault Prop. 103
    The art of setting automobile insurance rates is incomprehensible to most of us civilians. Liability coverage, comprehensive insurance, assigned risk pools, discounts, surcharges . . . the list goes on. Just try to figure out how your carrier arrived at...
  • Schwarzenegger on taxes, immigration and more

    Hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his latest budget revisions Wednesday, he sat down with Times editors and reporters to share his thoughts on taxes, the entertainment business and more. Below are excerpts of his remarks. You can find the...
  • California Supreme Court

    The court is generally viewed as cautious, voting more conservatively on criminal issues and moderately on civil matters. The court consists of a chief justice and six associate justices who are appointed by the governor for 12-year terms. New justices...
  • Schwarzenegger proclaims that California is in a drought

    Schwarzenegger proclaims that California is in a drought
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a statewide drought Wednesday, warning that California's water supply is falling dangerously low because of below-average rainfall and court-ordered water restrictions aimed at protecting fish. "We must recognize the...