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Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial: Solar tariffs: An uninformed policy

Last week, a proposal that sat on President Trump’s desk for over two months, which the renewable energy industry had been watching anxiously, was finally signed. His signature places into effect a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels, and while it was expected, the reasoning behind it and implications going forward beckon further understanding.

Guest Editorial: Team Internet is far from done

By Elliot Harmon and Corynne McSherry What’s next for net neutrality and how you can help Defying the facts, the law, and the will of millions of Americans, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal net neutrality protections. It’s difficult to understate how radical the FCC’s decision was. The internet has operated under formal and informal net […]

Guest Editorial: GOP tax bills short-change middle class

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

When considering any attempt to reform our tax code, the first question I ask myself is, “Will it help the middle class?” After carefully looking over the Republican tax bills proposed in the House and Senate, the only answer I can come to is, “No, these bills won’t help the middle class.” In fact, they will do just the opposite.

Guest Editorial: Court reporters necessary to assure fairness in domestic violence situations

By Genevieve A. Suzuki

A recent financial decision has placed San Diego family law attorneys in quite a pickle: In an effort to deal with decreased funding, as of Sept. 5, the San Diego Superior Court cut court reporters, taking away official records from some of the cases that need them most.

Guest Editorial: You can continue to count on Covered California

By Covered California Staff

With everything going on at the national level, it would not be surprising if some are a little confused about what’s happening with Covered California — the only place to get financial help to pay for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. 

Here’s the bottom line: The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Open enrollment in California begins on Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

Guest Editorial: Education opportunities for veterans just got better

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

In the current political climate, bipartisanship can be a rare thing. But it is not extinct. Proof of that was on display this month when Congress passed legislation to expand education opportunities for our veterans. 

The Forever GI Bill, as it is commonly known, which I am proud to have co-sponsored, will ensure that this critical education benefit will always be there for future generations of veterans. It also just became the law of the land.

Guest Editorial: Taming Big Pharma

By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D. Millions of people were outraged in 2015 when Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug considered the gold standard in the treatment of a life-threatening parasitic infection from $13.50 to $750 overnight — a 5,000-plus percent increase. Likewise, the cost of the drug cycloserine, used to treat multidrug […]