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Presidential election creates Central Coast winners and losers

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Presidential election creates Central Coast winners and losers

Henry Dubroff

After euphoria comes reality. The stock market rally that accompanied the election of Donald J. Trump as the nation’s 45th president has flattened out amid the reality that governing is complex and so is the economy. With Trump’s election, the slow growth predictability of the Obama years has been replaced with something new. But aside Read More →

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IRS outsourcing of debt collection good idea

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on IRS outsourcing of debt collection good idea

By Lisa Spiwak One of the good things about owing money to the IRS has been that the agency is so overburdened that it has not had the resources to actively engage in collection of outstanding inactive tax receivables. These receivables are currently estimated to be in the amount of $458 billion. This is about Read More →

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Patagonia weighs in on climate change policies

By   /  Friday, October 7th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Patagonia weighs in on climate change policies

In a widely circulated New Yorker magazine profile, Patagonia co-founder Yvon Chouinard fumed this summer about Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic Party convention — complaining that including just one sentence about climate change fell far short of the mark. Apparently, we haven’t heard Patagonia’s last words on the matter of politics and climate Read More →

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Supreme Court clears way for religious organization workers to get free birth control

By   /  Monday, May 16th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Supreme Court clears way for religious organization workers to get free birth control

The U.S. Supreme Court announced May 16 that it would not rule on a case regarding religious organization workers’ access to free birth control. It is looking to lower courts to explore a compromise. The Zubik v. Burwell case discusses whether freedom is infringed by an Obama administration rule regarding contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Read More →

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Dubroff: In era of unusual calamities, Feinberg has faith in system

By   /  Friday, March 11th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: In era of unusual calamities, Feinberg has faith in system

Kenneth R. Feinberg has had an up-close-and-personal view of human tragedy. As the nation’s premier attorney for dealing with disasters, both natural and man-made, he has a remarkably practical approach to what should happen when things go wrong. So, when I had the chance to talk to him on March 8, I couldn’t resist asking Read More →

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Obama’s Asian trade strategy could keep China in check

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Obama’s Asian trade strategy could keep China in check

Striding confidently across the tarmac at the Palm Springs International Airport on Feb. 16, President Barack Obama was leaving what has become his favorite winter getaway spot with a bit of swagger. He had just come from a press conference where he argued that he, not the GOP-controlled Senate, held the constitutional high ground in Read More →

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UCSB strives to spur more manufacturing

By   /  Friday, November 27th, 2015  /  Education, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UCSB strives to spur more manufacturing

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