In today's pages: City limits, county lines, Israeli boycotts, and Meghan Daum
They say all politics is (are?) local. So all are political editorials, at least in today's Los Angeles Times editorial pages. The ed board sees some promise in the proposal to get the county to join with the University of California to form a nonprofit, which would in turn run a new full-service medical center where Martin Luther King Jr. hospital used to be.
The step forward is not simply getting medical care for the county, but also getting a Board of Supervisors to face its limitations and surrender power for the good of county residents:
On the city side, the board calls on the City Council and pension board to either sign off on an early retirement deal or do something else, but quickly:
Over on Op-Ed, Israeli author and professor Neve Gordon calls for "massive international pressure" on Israel to end settlements in occupied Palestinian territories and to move forward with a two-state solution.
Author-journalist Donald Kirk marks the passing of former South Korean President Kim Dae Jung with a lament for Kim's "sunshine policy" of reconciliation.
And columnist Meghan Daum ponders the attraction of "bad-parent porn."
Photo: AP Photo / Damian Dovarganes