David Lambert

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Why Ananda Lewis Traded a Microphone for a Tool Belt

The TV personality and former VJ proves it’s never too late to follow your passion.<p>Known for her outspokenness and captivating personality, TV host …

The Oligarchs' "Guaranteed Basic Income" Scam

From Truthdig<p>(Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>A number of the reigning oligarchs -- among them Mark Zuckerberg …

Survivors of Concert Violence Speak Out

<i>Note: This article contains descriptions of violence and trauma that some readers may find disturbing</i>.<p>People go to concerts in order to live. We trek to nightclubs to absorb waves of rhythm that wash away the week’s worries. We spend entire paychecks on festival passes to stand in a massive crowd …

Are home renovations necessary?

Renovations have become a national pastime, but there is nothing wrong with your house<p>A few months ago, I received an email from a woman who had bought a 1964 ranch with all its original interiors: wood paneling, Formica countertops, a blue bathroom, the works. She hosted a housewarming party for …

To understand Facebook's betrayal, just look at my mom

Facebook makes my mother miserable. She knows it, and she's disgusted with herself for nevertheless continuing to spend time scrolling through its …

Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even …

How to Bootstrap Your Small Business from the Ground Up

The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Bootstrapping<p>Updated March 10, 2018<p>If you want to start a business with very little start-up capital or grow …

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

The bike man: At the Santa Ana homeless camp, Donahue Farrow took care of the bikes — and his neighbors

In the sprawling homeless encampment that formed along the Santa Ana River, everyone knew Donahue Farrow as “the bike man.”<p>Before the encampment was cleared last month, Farrow had one of the largest tents along the river trail, which he filled with bicycles, bike parts, batteries, food, chargers …

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

Trump sues California over immigration policies

<b>(CNN) —</b> After nearly a year of threats, the Trump administration made its most aggressive move to date against a familiar target of its ire: California and its immigration policies.<p>Late Tuesday evening the department filed a federal lawsuit against the state and its top officials to stop a cluster …

Immigration

$2 billion to help house California's homeless isn't being spent — and no one knows when it will be

Nearly two years after California lawmakers approved a $2-billion bond to help finance new housing for the state's homeless, not a penny has been spent, and it's unclear when any of the money will be available.<p>The dollars are tied up in court as a Sacramento attorney challenges the state's plan to …

The Sorry Truth behind the Parkland Massacre

(Image by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>How did mental health treatment and gun reform get to be …

'Lead the charge': Man writes open letter to Mayor Turner about homeless camps

HOUSTON - A local man, who is fed up with growing homeless encampments, has penned an open letter to Mayor Sylvester Turner.<p>Blake Robison sent his …

I ran a political experiment on my students, and the results reminded me to never underestimate the power of teenagers

Every year, before I teach 1984 to my seniors, I run a simulation. Under the guise of "the common good," I turn my classroom into a totalitarian regime; I become a dictator. I tell my seniors that in order to battle "Senioritis," the teachers and admin have adapted an evidence-based strategy, a …

Posters

The homeless in L.A. are not who you think they are

Many people think of homelessness as a problem of substance abusers and mentally ill people, of chronic skid row street-dwellers pushing shopping carts. But increasingly, the crisis in Los Angeles today is about a less visible (but more numerous) group of “economically homeless” people. These are …

Homelessness

Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis is a national disgrace

There are few sights in the world like nighttime in skid row, the teeming Dickensian dystopia in downtown Los Angeles where homeless and destitute people have been concentrated for more than a century.<p>Here, men and women sleep in rows, lined up one after another for block after block in makeshift …

Two simple laws could solve America's epidemic of violence

Two simple changes to U.S. law, both things based in other laws that we already know and like, could solve most of America’s gun violence …

US students plan national school walkout over lack of gun control laws

Students across America are planning to walk out of classes and protest against the lack of anti-gun laws being passed in Washington.<p>A walkout has …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

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Federal judge visits homeless camps as he pushes for Orange County shelter solution

The judge must have been a strange sight as he walked in the early morning darkness through the vast homeless camp.<p>People peeked out from ragged tents along the Santa Ana River trail next to Angel Stadium. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter whipped out his cellphone Wednesday just after 6 …

The IRS Is Coming for Your Passports

The U.S. government is building the world’s largest debtors’ prison: the United States.<p>Beginning this month, the Internal Revenue Service will begin …

Taxes

Is There Really Such A Thing As An All-Natural Antibiotic?

Natural antibiotics are a term we hear a lot in integrative and functional medicine community, but it's difficult to understand exactly what they …

Neighbors reported her stealing mail. They never thought that would make her homeless

Sylvia Velez and her North Sacramento neighbors just wanted to catch a mail thief.<p>They never imagined that the alleged thief, a woman they say has …

Atlanta Just Took a Major Step to Reform Its Inhumane Bail System

Atlanta’s City Council just unanimously voted and adopted a move to reform Atlanta’s cash bail system, which frequently targets, jails and ultimately …

Jailing the Poor for Fines and Bail Is a Government-Operated Loan Shark Operation

A dirty little secret about money bail is that it generates revenue for the state and municipal coffers, says Peter Edelman, author of <i>Not a Crime to</i> …

Income Inequality

Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes Are Betraying the Constitution in the Service of Donald Trump

John NicholsThe Speaker of the House has abandoned his duty to defend the authority of the House in order to serve as an agent of the president.The …

L.A.'s homelessness surged 75% in six years. Here's why the crisis has been decades in the making

Some of the poorest people in the city spend their days in the shadow of Los Angeles City Hall, napping on flattened cardboard boxes.<p>On any given day, as many as 20 people take to the City Hall lawn, across the street from LAPD headquarters. They're there to "escape the madness" in downtown …

Homelessness

Man in Recovery Who Had to Give Up His Dog Has Emotional Moment With Therapy Dog

Andy, who was forced to give up his large-breed dog due to his failing health, was just returning home after a three-month stay in a nursing home following multiple back surgeries when he spotted Sherman the Therapy Dog's head poked out a car window in a traffic jam. Because Sherman's family had …