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OPINION | Sensitive government information

IT’S possible that the American public will be disappointed if information about the Trump investigations is withheld from the people due to its sensitive nature.

FEATURE | LA has great weather, yet more homeless die of the cold here than in New York

LOS ANGELES — John D. Brider was found passed out near a homeless shelter and taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he later died.

OPINION | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she opposes capitalism. A recently taken photo suggests otherwise

THERE are many who speak loudly against capitalism, all the while still enjoying its benefits.

BC’s Tales of the Pacific | Old Salt Press

A COUPLE years back I told you about one of my favorite authors, Joan Druett.  The New Zealander writes fiction and non-fiction about the Pacific during the Age of Sail.  Let me introduce you to her closest friends, the independent authors of Old Salt Press.

OPINION | Duterte’s abuse of power

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed, or caused to be unleashed, the full powers of government against one woman — opposition Sen. Leila de Lima — which has resulted in her being incarcerated for two years now, while embroiled in legal battles (three, so far), fighting charges that can only be described as ridiculous.

OPINION | Adam Smith’s beautiful ‘reductio ad absurdum’

THE following is from Adam Smith’s “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.”

OPINION | We’ll all be economic casualties in the war on wealth

I DID not like Bill Clinton’s 1993 class-warfare tax hike, and I also opposed Barack Obama’s 2012 fiscal-cliff tax increase on the so-called rich.

OPINION | There’s no crying in politics

PRESIDENTIAL harassment has taken the place of a witch-hunt, according to Donald Trump’s tweets this past week.

OPINION | Yes, marijuana legalization is working

IN recent decades, U.S. marijuana laws have liberalized substantially. Recreational marijuana use is now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and many more states have legalized marijuana for medical use.

Variations | At least George Speight was honest

PROTECTIONISM, says economics professor Don Boudreaux, is “the belief that forcibly decreasing fellow-citizens’ access to goods and services [including labor] offered for sale by foreigners increases fellow-citizens’ access to goods and services….”