Editorial: Biden is off to a good start fighting climate change, but the nation must do more faster
President Biden's actions on climate change are a necessary shift in government direction, but he — and Congress — need to do more. Fast.latimes.com
Op-Ed: Banning Trump from Facebook may feel good. Here's why it might be wrong
Dissidents point out that ousting Trump in the name of curbing 'domestic terrorism' plays into the hands of autocrats using the same argument with their opponents.latimes.com
Letters to the Editor: We keep hearing about parallels to Nazi Germany. What about the Communists?
A reader whose family survived Nazi camps and then fled Eastern European communism has a warning about political extremism today.latimes.com
Editorial: Thank goodness Biden is lifting a Trump abortion gag rule
The so-called Mexico City policy had blocked healthcare providers that get U.S. aid from providing abortion advice and services overseas.latimes.com
Editorial: Do Black lives matter to Congress? The fate of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act will tell us
Congress must pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, or something like it.latimes.com
Letters to the Editor: Senate GOP's message: If a president incites a coup, do it right before Jan. 20
By attempting to stop Trump's impeachment trial, Senate Republicans send the message that a president cannot be held accountable late in the term.latimes.com
Column: When will Republicans learn that demonizing liberals as 'socialists' doesn't work?
As Americans die because the Trump administration refused to lead during the pandemic, it's hard to sell the idea that we need less government.latimes.com
Op-Ed: Are there pieces of Trump's foreign policy worth keeping?
There is a lot to reverse after four years of Trump, but some of his foreign policy approach may create new opportunities for the Biden administration.latimes.com
Letters to the Editor: L.A. can't fix homelessness without the federal government's help
The new administration needs to come to local governments' aid to fulfill the promise of making housing a right for all Americans.latimes.com
Letters to the Editor: Businesses are reopening, schools are closed. How is this OK?
In L.A. County, schools are still closed with no hope of reopening soon, but our leaders are prioritizing reopening businesses. This is outrageous.latimes.com
Op-Ed: What it will take to fight the threat of violent right-wing militias
To stop extremist groups — including those involved in the Capitol attack — states have to start enforcing their anti-militia laws.latimes.com
Column: Come on, President Biden. Set some loftier COVID vaccination goals
Biden vows to vaccinate 100 million Americans against COVID in his first 100 days. That's an attainable goal, based on the Trump vaccination program he inherited. He should aim higher.latimes.com
Letters to the Editor: The Senate is inherently undemocratic, and the filibuster makes it worse
A body that grants outsized representation to small states is made even more undemocratic by the filibuster rule.latimes.com
Editorial: To get vaccine priority, teachers should agree to return to the classroom
Teachers, rightly, are high priority for vaccines. But even vaccination isn't enough to make some teachers unions ready to return to campuses.latimes.com
Editorial: Is Gov. Newsom 'following the science' on COVID reopening, or following the politics?
Gov. Newsom needs to do a better job communicating California's statewide COVID restrictions with the public, and with other state officials.latimes.com
Editorial: Good news on L.A.'s crime rate is overcome by a stunning jump in homicides
Los Angeles has seen bigger violent crime jumps, but the suddenness of the 2020 increase has taken the city by surprise. It hints at crises left unmanaged.latimes.com
Letters to the Editor: COVID fatigue? We haven't even tried complying with the rules
It's odd to hear people say that California's surge proves stay-home orders and mask mandates don't work when they don't even comply with those rules.latimes.com
Letters to the Editor: 'Vaccine chasers' aren't the story; South L.A. doctors fighting inequities are
A Crenshaw physician says Black doctors and patients have received insufficient supplies of vaccine doses and COVID therapies.latimes.com