If there are two facts of life in the modern American city, they are that rent will be too damn high, and that attracting investment from a mega corporation will seem to some local power players like the best way to stave off economic disaster.
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We live in a newly censorious age, where old crudities are never forgotten. To be sure, there are some clear malefactors who should be punished to the extent of the law, but there’s clearly a distinct danger to free expression as the emboldened thought police steadily expand their domain.
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by Joel Kotkin, Mandy Shamis — The passing this week of Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles’s Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic, reminded us of why we have lived in Southern California for more than four decades.
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Progressives praise California as the harbinger of the political future, the home of a new, enlightened, multicultural America. Yet in terms of opportunity, California is evolving into something more like apartheid South Africa or the pre-civil rights South…
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Donald Trump and the Republican Party, increasingly his subsidiary, should be headed to a reckoning of historic proportions. But, despite his own often unforced errors, Trump may have found an unwitting ally
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