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Opinion: Look back at first woman on court

Watching the Senate confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barrett reminded me of the promise my father made to my sister Maureen to put the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. It's a great piece of...

 

Opinion: Up to Trump to win the election

The Kamala Harris-Mike Pence death match will go down in history as another forgettable vice presidential debate, but it had its pluses. It showed us two important things we already knew. It showed...

 

Opinion: Police not to blame for Taylor's death

It didn’t matter what the findings of the Breonna Taylor grand jury were going to be. Black Lives Matters and their sympathizers were well prepared to riot on Wednesday night in Louisville and other...

 

Opinion: Fire season regular feature of California

Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24, burned more than 3 million acres and destroyed...

 

Opinion: COVID-19 political weapon for Dems

Am I in hell, or just L.A.? The other day it was 121 degrees here. There’s so much smoke in the air from all the wildfires the sun looks like the moon. Everything’s closed because of the...

 

Opinion: No way America full of racists

At least the media haven't politicized the weather reports - yet. Watching the next Category 4 hurricane hit Florida is about all I can stand to see on TV these days. The news and cable talk shows...

 

Opinion: Latest RNC best I've ever watched

Last week’s Republican National Convention was the best I’ve ever watched. The locations and settings were great. Melania did a fine job in the White House Rose Garden. Vice President Mike Pence...

 

Opinion: Hoping to save state's 'gig' workers

I know you’ve been busy binging the exciting coverage of the Democrat National Convention. But have you heard the latest bit of horrible news from the once golden state of California? I don’t...

 

Opinion: Can't keep hiding from COVID-19

It’s the opening of fire season in California. But the biggest threat to the people of the state right now is Gov. Gavin Newsom and his shifting rules about closing businesses and schools to fight...

 

Opinion: A vacation might do you good

At this writing, I’m happy to report I haven’t heard Nancy Pelosi’s name in five days. I haven’t heard President Trump accused of being responsible for 159,000 COVID-19 deaths since last...

 

Opinion: Anarchists are scarier than virus

I have good reasons to be worried about catching the coronavirus. I fit the demographic profile for the most typical victim — I’m 75 and I have a serious medical precondition. And here in Los...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    July 26, 2020

Opinion: Don't want to live in a 'woke' country

Build Back Better. Build Back Better. Build Back Better. Try saying Joe Biden’s clunky campaign slogan three times fast without gagging — or laughing. Biden is obviously cognitively impaired,...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    July 19, 2020

Opinion: Schools should reopen for kids' sakes

Can we all agree the kids living in our biggest cities don’t get a good education? Can we all agree it’s a travesty that upwards of 75 percent of the kids in our inner-city schools aren’t able t...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    July 12, 2020

Opinion: Protesters should study history

The other day I mentioned to my son Cameron something I heard the great economist Thomas Sowell say. Sowell had reminded the Black Lives Matter protesters who were indiscriminately toppling statues...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Suspect deaths not that common

Everyone everywhere is demanding that we reform the police. Everyone everywhere is demanding that we have to root out the “systemic racism” in our police forces because it results in innocent...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    June 14, 2020

Opinion: Ending police won't solve anything

Getting rid of the police. Now there’s a brilliant, progressive way to improve the criminal justice system. There’s no question there are systemic problems with the way we police our cities that...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    June 7, 2020

Opinion: Dems have failed to police the police

OK, protesters, we get it. You were angry, sickened and sad about the cold-blooded killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Who do you know who wasn’t? Tens of thousands...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    May 31, 2020

Opinion: Feeling sorry for small business

I feel terribly sorry for the hundred thousand Americans who’ve lost their lives to the coronavirus. I also feel sorry for all the small business owners in the country who have become innocent...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    May 24, 2020

Opinion: Hoping for return of simple pleasures

Don’t tell the people in charge, but my friend’s wife is a member of the L.A. resistance. She’s been regularly going out into the underground economy to get her hair done. She’s been meeting...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    May 17, 2020

Opinion: Coronavirus deadlier to businesses

The disease experts and the panic-pushing media initially scared the pants off California’s 40 million people with their predictions about the death toll of the coronavirus pandemic. They said 25...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    May 10, 2020

Opinion: Protesters are American heroes

A month ago I said it will be the public that makes the decision to reopen America, not the government. It took too long, but that’s exactly what has happened. From the beaches of Southern...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    May 3, 2020

Opinion: Coronavirus reaction overblown

California was well down the road to becoming a Bernie Sanders-model socialist state when the coronavirus crisis came along. But fighting COVID-19 and slowing its spread gave “liberal” Gov. Gavin...

 

Opinion: Politicians scarier than COVID-19

I don’t know what daily life is like during our Great National Shutdown in states like Pennsylvania, where I hear golfing is verboten, all liquor stores are closed and masks must be worn into...

 

Opinion: School break could put students ahead

What’s the use of living in sunny L.A.? It’s bad enough it has been raining. Now I have a mayor, Eric Garcetti, telling me I’m not allowed to go out of my house on Easter weekend. Garcetti...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    April 5, 2020

Opinion: Trump not at fault for shortages

It’s lucky I’m being such a good American and sheltering at home. Every day I’ve been able to watch President Trump’s coronavirus White House press briefings and the press conferences of New...

 

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