The American Independent Party boasts more registered voters than all other small political parties in California combined. However, a Los Angeles Times investigation found that most of its members joined the ultra-conservative party by mistake. Will that impact California’s presidential primary in June? California Virtual Academies is the state’s largest network of public online charter schools and a new report shows that it is actually run by a for-profit company and is failing its 15,000 K thru 12 students. And in retail news, Sports Chalet will be closing all of its 47 stores. What’s the state of sports equipment retail? Then, a conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, who just won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel, “The Sympathizer.” Finally, Southern California’s latest food fetish: Filipino cuisine.
The American Independent Party’s Accidental Popularity
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The Accidental Popularity of the American Independent Party
In 1964, Governor George Wallace ran for president as a Democrat. He planned to run again in 1968, but Democrats rejected his segregationist platform; and so a new,...
California Virtual Academies: A Model of School Choice or Failure?
Thousands of K-12 students in California go to online schools so that they can learn from home at their own pace, with one-on-one virtual instruction. The state’s largest...
Sports Chalet Closes Up Shop
After 57 years, Sports Chalet has finally reached its limit. Two years after being acquired by Vestis Retail Group, all 47 of its stores will close. This is the latest...
Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen was recently named this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel, “The Sympathizer.” Unlike almost all other American books or films about the...