Government Meddling Led To Empty Stores, Laid-Off Grocery Workers

Susan Shelley
Columnist and member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, and the author of the book, "How Trump Won."

At 6:15 p.m. on a recent weekday, you could have thrown a bowling ball down the service deli aisle at the new Haggen store in Woodland Hills and not hit anybody, and that’s no reflection on your bowling skills. Nobody was there. Outside the store, the new carts with the Haggen logo were lined up […]

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Stop Sign Cameras In Mountain Parks May Take A Hike

Susan Shelley
Columnist and member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, and the author of the book, "How Trump Won."

The Santa Monica Mountains are home to nearly 400 species of birds, more than 50 threatened or endangered plants and animals, and seven threatened or endangered photo-enforced stop signs. State Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) wants to save the ticket-mailing stop signs from extinction, but Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) has introduced a […]

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Climate Doomsayers Pick and Choose Their Apocalypse

Susan Shelley
Columnist and member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, and the author of the book, "How Trump Won."

The story you are about to read is not true. But the quotations from our elected officials contain their actual words from recent speeches. It was a beautiful, sunny day in August and Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public decided to walk to the park with their two children, ages 34 and 32, who still […]

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On Bullet Train, Voters Finally May Get To Apply The Brakes

Susan Shelley
Columnist and member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, and the author of the book, "How Trump Won."

Pencils have erasers. Computers have the undo command and the escape key. If you had it to do over again, would you vote for the bullet train? It was called the “Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act” on the 2008 ballot, and it authorized $9 billion in bonds — borrowed money — to “partially […]

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In Criminal Justice, A Life-And-Death Struggle To Get It Right

Susan Shelley
Columnist and member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, and the author of the book, "How Trump Won."

Few sights are more chilling than an empty execution chamber, with its unbuckled straps, waiting. The death penalty gets everybody’s attention. The National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law School, says that since 1989, 115 wrongfully convicted people were sentenced to death and later cleared of the charges against them […]

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