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On the second week of April, President Joseph Biden bravely announced that he hopes for the United States to end the Afghanistan war on its 20-year anniversary, Sept. 11 this year.

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Protesters run among tear gas while they rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, guarded by members of the police and National Guard, a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., April 12, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

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As if journalists don’t already face criticism and obstacles in trying to do their jobs on a daily basis, now the insurrectionists that rioted the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6 are trying to claim they were only doing a job.

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Sadly, child abuse is dominating headlines once again. Last week the Antelope Valley Press’ front page included separate articles about two young Antelope Valley boys dying at the hands of their mothers — the very people who should be caring for and protecting them. 

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As many of you know, we run a “Have Your Say” question each week and ask our readers to call in and tell us what they think.

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Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of Blacks Lives Matter. About her background, she said in 2015: “The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia (Garza, BLM co-founder) in particular are trained organizers.” 

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Labor activists hoped that the unionization vote at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse would be a turning point, a reversal in the decades-long trend of union decline. What the vote showed, instead, was the continuing effectiveness of the tactics employers have repeatedly used to defeat o…

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While President Joe Biden’s administration doesn’t seem to need an excuse to spend money, two recurring arguments for his gigantic $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal are that our roads and bridges are “crumbling” and that modernization would generate economic growth and jobs — hence its n…

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The Center for Disease Control has put a pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because of rare blood clots associated with it.

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Three years ago, General Motors was among the first to jump aboard when then-President Donald Trump and his administration tried to remove California’s authority to regulate its own smog standards, a right supposedly guaranteed in the federal Clean Air Act of 1970.

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On Friday, the US military sounded a loud warning that a war with Russia or China will require new, more technologically sophisticated systems than are now in America’s arsenal.

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The differences between an ideologue — someone who subscribes completely to a political ideology (whether conservative or liberal) and a pragmatist — someone who is concerned almost exclusively with the practical results of a specific public policy — is the biggest divide in American politics.

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On Thursday, we mentioned that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In that same op/ed, we also mentioned the names of local children who died at the hands of their abusers. 

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I was surprised to read (in the Los Angeles Times) that the Biden administration’s “role model for America” is... California! He wants to “Make America California.”

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Experts who low-balled the job growth in the month of March discovered their prediction of 630,000 was buried under this fact: Employers added 916,000 jobs in that single month.

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‘A crony anti-infrastructure plan” is, sadly, the best description of the Biden administration’s proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. It’s insanely expensive and unnecessary, especially coming, as it does, on top of last year’s fiscal insanity.

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Legislators in New York and New Mexico voted last week to legalize recreational marijuana, as their counterparts in New Jersey had done the previous month. The three plans, which bring the number of states that have approved legalization to 17, reflect some of the lessons that policymakers h…

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The utility bailout plan known as AB 1054 has looked worse and worse for consumers since California legislators passed it in July 2019 under pressure from Gov. Gavin Newsom and lobbyists for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric.