Trump camp takes aim at the arts, again

In times of political fever pitch, there's typically a witch hunt directed at the arts. It begins with defunding the arts as a whole, as though they were a mere frill — but the real goal is to snuff out important, critical art.

Schools can't do it all - no matter what we think

"What we know," Pedro Noguera told an audience of teachers, parents, and community members at East High School recently, "is that when poverty is concentrated, schools almost always fail." Almost always fail.

The UR's bold commitment to a city high school

So much depressing news is coming out of Washington that it was a relief to attend an event last week and leave with a bit of optimism about a local problem. The source of the optimism was a talk by UCLA Professor Pedro Noguera at East High School.

Trump's Riyadh speech and the roots of terrorism

Donald Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia was willfully ignorant about America's role in terrorizing Middle Eastern nations

The 'unbelievable' saga of President Trump

This feels worse than Nixon. The Watergate scandal was riveting, sure.

The State of Our County: divided and complacent

Dinolfo’s State of the County was mostly cheery, boosterish talk, a description of a happy, successful place. But below that surface is a harsh reality.

Warren, 30,000 jobs, and the state of politics

Development, crime, and poverty are complicated. But voters don’t want anything to be complicated. So political candidates keep things simple.


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