Month: May 2020

Editorial: California needs its own Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

No time is a good time for financial fraud and abuse, but consumers are particularly vulnerable when the economy is sagging, money is tight and jobs are scarce. Like, say, now. That’s why it’s particularly important to transform the state Department of Business Oversight this year into a more powerful guardian against illegal, deceptive and unscrupulous practices by companies that provide financial services to consumers, as Gov.

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The Deep Amnesia of Our National Conscience

On Friday, the arrests of CNN’s Omar Jimenez and his crew covering the protests against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis were carried live, with reactions in real time from two of the network’s anchors. “We don’t know why they’re being arrested,” New Day’s Alisyn Camerota told viewers at one point. “They’re not being given any explanation, as far as we can hear, for why they’re being arrested. We don’t know why they’re being handcuffed and led away.

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The Case Against Riots

In the origin myth of post-1960s liberalism, all the defeats that the Democratic Party suffered in the years of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan were owed to the party’s heroic support for civil rights, which rectified a great injustice but opened the way for the Republicans to build majorities on racial backlash.

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