Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the November 6, 2020 edition

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  • Drug Price Controls: Right Objective, Wrong Solution

    Bob Beauprez, Keybridge Communications|Nov 6, 2020

    This month, President Trump signed an executive order to reduce Medicare spending on prescription drugs. For each medication, Medicare will pay no more than the lowest price available in other developed countries. President Trump has been true to his campaign promises. I voted for him in 2016, and will again in 2020. However, in this case, the administration identified the right problem, but chose the wrong solution. Drugs cost less in other nations for one simple reason -- their government-run...

  • Carpetbagger George Gascon Elected LA County District Attorney

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 6, 2020

    According to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, George Gascon has been elected Los Angeles County District Attorney. Gascon won 54% of the Los Angeles County vote, about 1.5 million in raw votes. Incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey has just 46%. The carpetbagger from San Francisco favors no prosecution of homeless people for any crime, no drug prosecution, no minor crime enforcement, and an emphasis on social justice over, well, justice. Jackie Lacey was elected in 2012 as the...

  • A Never Ending Sentence

    Ms. Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Nov 6, 2020

    As a child in foster care at 12 years old, I began writing poems. I continued this into my juvenile hall years. I wrote many. I use writing as a form of therapy and expression. Here in prison, when someone makes me really mad, I'll write a song about them to get it off my chest. Would it surprise you to know that I used to Rap? I outgrew it. Now my therapy is talking to all of you each week! I learned to paint in 2007 in an art class at the now closed Valley State Prison for Women. Never did...