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    Don’t stop worrying about our elections just yet: Susan Shelley

    Exactly what did the Russians do to interfere in the 2016 election, and what should we do about it? The House and Senate Intelligence committees held separate hearings last week to consider those questions, and the answers were unsettling. Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the House committee that the Russian government orchestrated cyber attacks on the U.S. “for the purpose of influencing our election.” Over on the Senate side, witnesses...

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    Let solar-roof savings shine on all ratepayers: Guest commentary

    Every day, solar panels scattered across sunny Los Angeles generate clean local energy. A key benefit of producing electricity on homes and businesses, close to where it’s used, is that it reduces costs by avoiding the expensive and inefficient long-distance transmission of energy. But only some Los Angelenos are seeing these savings. That’s because of an outdated, unfair and inconsistent approach to allocating transmission costs by California’s electric grid...

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    The great Muslim civil war — and us: Charles Krauthammer

    The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on? It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim civil war, centered in Syria, is approaching its post-Islamic State phase. It’s the end of the beginning. The parties are maneuvering to shape what comes next. It’s Europe, 1945, when the war was still raging against...

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    Why we can’t lose the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Mike Feuer

    What to do when the wolf is at the door but the watchdog has been defanged? Now that House Republicans have acted to eviscerate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the American public is about to find out — unless the Senate steps up. The House action was as disingenuous as it was misguided, from the cynical name of the bill in which it was contained (the Financial CHOICE Act) to the narratives generated to support it. It was especially outrageous for Republicans to latch...

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    Punishing speech is wrong: Erwin Chemerinsky

    Harvard University violated one of the most basic tenets of freedom of speech when it revoked the admission of 10 students for their offensive Facebook posts: speech should not be punished by a campus just because it is offensive, even deeply offensive. In early June, it was widely reported that the university rescinded the acceptances of 10 students who had been accepted for the Class of 2021 because they had traded messages that were in very poor taste. But the fact that they had not...

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    Scott Pruitt’s air-quality decision makes my family’s lungs hurt: Guest commentary

    Like a lot of Southern Californians, I have a front-row seat to some of the nation’s worst smog, the dangerous pollutant known to scientists as ground-level ozone. And recently the view got a little uglier. I’m fortunate enough to live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. But already this year, even before the summer heat hit, there already had been days when I could barely see the mountains that rise above me. But occluded views are the least of our...

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