Category: Los Angeles Times

On Obamacare, Paul Ryan has no idea what he’s talking about

Los Angeles Times James Rebitzer, Questrom School of Business House Speaker Paul Ryan defended the Republican healthcare-reform plan by saying it’s not necessarily a bad thing that it will cover fewer people than Obamacare… View expert quote: ““There’s no way you can have guaranteed issue without a mandate,” said James Rebitzer, a healthcare economist at […]

Trump’s election has China’s former critics looking to it to defend globalization — willingly or not

LA Times Min Ye, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences Just months ago, world leaders were fretting over the threat posed by an increasingly assertive China… Expert quote: “But it’s not into changing the global order. It’s a big responsibility … China still sees itself as a growing power.” View full article

Obamacare covers free annual physicals, right? Wrong

Los Angeles Times Wendy Mariner, School of Law Banning resident Jim Bailey and his wife went in recently for their annual physicals… Expert quote: “This illustrates the somewhat arbitrary division between preventive exams, which the ACA seeks to encourage, and diagnosis and treatment, which remains subject to normal payment rules. A visit to get a diagnosis […]

Why is Jupiter extra-hot over the Great Red Spot? Scientists puzzle over superstorm

Los Angeles Times James O’Donoghue, College of Arts & Sciences Scientists scanning Jupiter’s atmosphere have found a mysterious spike in temperature high above the Great Red Spot — that massive, swirling storm that has graced the planet’s face for centuries… Expert quote: “Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are all far too hot in their upper atmospheres […]

Researchers develop genetic test that can predict your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Los Angeles Times Sudha Seshadri, School of Medicine New research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease offers fresh evidence that the devastating brain disorder may gain a foothold years before dementia sets in, and takes a key step toward earlier detection of the disease… Expert quote: “This result suggests that there is still a […]

For Peruvian presidential candidate, the Fujimori name is an asset and a curse

Los Angeles Times David Scott Palmer, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Keiko Fujimori’s biggest obstacle to outright victory in Peru’s presidential election Sunday is not any of her nine opponents but the stigma of her surname… Expert quote: “She’s been elected to Congress with the highest number of votes of […]

How Robert Mapplethorpe went from America’s pariah to America’s sweetheart

Los Angeles Times Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences Later this month, when the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art open “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium,” their joint extravaganza of an exhibition, an extraordinary transformation will finally be complete. The artist will have officially become America’s Sweetheart… Expert […]

Peru has copper. China wants it. And now Beto Chahuayllo is dead.

Los Angeles Times Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies When the Chinese took over the Las Bambas copper mine here in the Andes Mountains in 2014, Beto Chahuayllo at first barely noticed the change… Expert quote: “Finance ministries loved it, and so did the heads of state.” View full […]

Why liberals win culture wars and conservatives win elections

Los Angeles Times By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences Republican malcontents — and front-runners — Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have their differences but each is a bona fide culture warrior, eager to fight “them” in the name of “us.” Cruz, who refers to his campaign as an “awakening” in “the […]