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The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics

The rise of Asian-Americans in politics refutes Donald Trump’s portrayal of immigrants as an alien body invading the United States.

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AP’s Clinton ‘Victory’ Story Breaches Journalism Ethics and Public Trust

The Associated Press news organization became part of the electoral process by declaring Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee on the eve of primaries in California and five other states. How the AP arrived at that conclusion remains suspect.

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In California, Hillary Clinton’s Strategy Depends on Black Voters

While African-Americans constitute less than 6 percent of the Golden State’s population, they can turn out at the polls in large numbers. 

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Bernie Sanders Makes Hay With His Old-School Oratory Skills

Even in a short-attention-span era, the Democratic presidential candidate knows how to hold a crowd spellbound.

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The Big Issue Californians Are Not Hearing About This Election Year

While most voters’ attention is on the presidential primary and national-level races, it’s the legislative election that matters to the most powerful political force in the Golden State—big business.

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Across Los Angeles, Hope Remains for a Big Upset in the California Primary

Their names don’t make headlines in the national media, but the idealists volunteering for the Bernie Sanders campaign are the future of the Democratic Party and of progressives who believe in the electoral process.

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An Alternative After a Likely Bern-Out: The Green Party’s Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s platform is all about job creation through a green infrastructure plan, resuscitating trade unions, fostering worker cooperatives and slashing defense spending. Is it a pipe dream or simply the future?

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Bill Boyarsky
Bill Boyarsky

Bill Boyarsky, political correspondent for Truthdig, is a lecturer in journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Boyarsky was city editor of The Los Angeles Times when he retired in 2001.  Before that, he was a columnist, city-county bureau chief and political writer.  He was a member of reporting teams that won three Pulitzer prizes and has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2010, the Los Angeles Press Club honored Boyarsky’s original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year.

Boyarsky has also taught at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, California State University at Northridge and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.  He was given a fellowship at Berkeley for research on his biography of the late California political leader Jesse M. Unruh, “Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics” (November 2007). He served as Vice President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission (2003 - 2008).

Boyarsky’s latest book is “Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times” (September 2009). He is the author of four other books: “The Rise of Ronald Reagan”; “Ronald Reagan, His Life and Rise to the Presidency”; “Los Angeles: City of Dreams”; and “Backroom Politics.”  His wife, Nancy, was co-author of Backroom Politics.

Boyarsky is a columnist for the Jewish Journal and blogs for LA Observed.

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