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The Pharma Companies and Execs Who Fueled the Opioid Crisis Should Face the Same Fate as El Chapo

Addiction recovery advocate Ryan Hampton argues for taking a hard line with America's other kingpins
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Gavin Newsom Defied Voters and Flip-Flopped On a Campaign Pledge—and It Was the Right Thing to Do

California's governor made a big choice about the death penalty
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What I Saw from the Midst of the Looting in Santa Monica

One writer offers his personal account of being on the ground as vandalism and looting spread though Santa Monica on Sunday
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People Opposed to the New LACMA Plan Never Stood a Chance

A critic's take on the County Board of Supervisors' unanimous approval of a controversial museum redesign
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California Congressman Eric Swalwell Is Running for President—but Why?

The 18th Democrat to announce a bid for the White House has some explaining to do
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Trump’s Refusal to Release His Taxes Makes Him Seem Shadier than Nixon

While the president continues his campaign of obfuscation, many Dems are doing the right thing

The Day Cancel Culture Was Canceled

A journalist's tweet on the day Kobe died—and the fallout that followed—signaled that the era of blanket cancelation is over
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The Fall of Councilman Jose Huizar Isn’t Only Astounding. It’s Disappointing

A journalist who’s covered the District 14 councilman’s political career since the beginning laments a political mess

A Look Back at the Annie Leibovitz-Disney Collab That Still Has Us Asking Questions

In 2007, the legendary photographer began shooting celebs as Disney characters and the results were never not...interesting