The president is using the gang as an excuse for harsher immigration policies.
Los Angeles voters and California legislators exploring the public bank option may be breaking not just from Wall Street but from the Federal Reserve.
The government agency that oversees immigration applications will focus on identifying Americans suspected of having gotten citizenship by cheating and seek to strip them of it.
Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar reports on the thousands of people who attended the march downtown.
Discussions of gun violence and the regulations needed to curb it are incomplete unless they include an analysis of how racism plays a role.
"Just like we did, the students are taking a stand for their own humanity and they won't be stopped," says Yoli Rios, 67, who walked out of class 50 years ago in Los Angeles to protest dropout rates and paddle beatings for speaking Spanish.
The new owner has a chance to do a great public service by reviving the civic treasure, battered by years of dictatorial and incompetent regimes. But he'll soon learn that running a newspaper is not science or showmanship.