Ted Johnson

Variety

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Senior Editor covering the intersection of politics and entertainment for Variety magazine and writer of its political website Wilshire & Washington

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The first day of Donald Trump's nominating convention was short on policy but long on a Dystopian view of America in 2016 — and there was no doubt about who was getting the blame.

Can the Trump Family Reality Show Unify the Republicans?

The first day of Donald Trump's nominating convention was short on policy but long on a Dystopian view of America in 2016 — and there was no doubt about who was getting the blame.

from To the Point

Last week, North Carolina legalized discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

Gay Rights, Religion and Public Bathrooms

Last week, North Carolina legalized discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

from To the Point

Disney, The Weinstein Company and some top Hollywood stars are threatening to boycott Georgia.

Hollywood Georgia Boycott

Disney, The Weinstein Company and some top Hollywood stars are threatening to boycott Georgia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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In the race to become LA’s next mayor, Congresswoman Karen Bass and businessman Rick Caruso are trading barbs over their history with scandal-plagued USC.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“A Forest for the Trees” is an immersive exhibit that raises questions about nature.

from Greater LA

How will the CDC change to prevent future public health crises? And how is the U.S. addressing monkeypox outbreaks and vaccine availability?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California would enter cannabis trade agreements with other states — if Gov. Newsom signs Senate bill 1326. Weed farmers here are growing more than retail stores can sell.

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CODEPINK founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans are rare voices of conscience confronting the bipartisan warmongers.

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Panelists discuss Liz Cheney’s primary loss in Wyoming, the Republican Party’s shift over the last 30 years, and the complexities behind vaccine mandates.

from Left, Right & Center

Panelists discuss Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ response to Hurricane Ian, the feminist protests sweeping Iran, and the potential consequences of the upcoming Supreme Court docket.

from Left, Right & Center

Gov. Newsom on Monday vetoed legislation that would’ve allowed LA, SF, and Oakland to open sites where people struggling with addiction can use drugs in a controlled environment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss the FBI search of Trump’s home, how Democrats secured Sen. Manchin’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, and whether that legislation will relieve economic pains.

from Left, Right & Center