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  • Supreme Court: Yes, (some) corporations can pray--and you'll all pay

    06/30/2014 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Michael Hiltzik
    In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations' religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent. Justice Samuel Alito, whose name is on the decision, alludes no fewer than 24 times to the "principal dissent," which Ginsburg wrote for the four-member minority. Plainly, he felt Ginsburg's powerful intellect breathing down his neck as he tried to find a path to upholding the Hobby Lobby parties' attack on women's rights without expanding corporate "personhood" too much....
  • Employers cut health coverage, find scapegoat: Obamacare

    12/17/2013 7:48:07 AM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    la times ^ | 12/16/2013 | Michael Hiltzik
    If there's been one inexorable trend coming out of the HR departments of major employers, it's been the steady erosion of worker pay and benefits. Razor-thin raises, defined benefit pensions replaced by 401(k) plans, shrinking healthcare--if you've been on a big company's payroll, you know the drill. Expect the trend to continue or even pick up steam, because employers have an ideal scapegoat right now: the Affordable Care Act. It looks like the blame-Obamacare game is having some effect. According to an AP poll released over the weekend, three-quarters of those with private or employer-based insurance think the Affordable Care...
  • LA Times Discontinues Reporter's Column [Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael Hiltzik..]

    04/30/2006 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 754+ views
    LA Times Discontinues Reporter's Column 40 minutes ago The Los Angeles Times said Sunday it is discontinuing the column and Internet blog of a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter because he posted items online using assumed names. The decision, reported in an editor's note on the Times' Web site, came a week after the paper suspended Michael Hiltzik's Golden State blog. It said Hiltzik would be reassigned after serving a suspension. "Hiltzik did not commit any ethical violations in his newspaper column, and an internal inquiry found no inaccurate reporting in his postings in his blog or on the Web," the editor's...
  • L.A. Times pulls columnist's blog over Web fake

    04/21/2006 6:32:11 PM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 30 replies · 966+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/21/06 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Times has suspended the blog of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who posed as an Internet reader to defend his own column and attack his conservative foes. The Times apparently learned of Michael Hiltzik's multiple identities from another blogger, Patrick Frey, who was slammed by the columnist under a pseudonym. Frey, author of a blog called Patterico's Pontifications (www.patterico.com), traced the writer back to Hiltzik's computer. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060421/wr_nm/media_latimes_dc_3
  • Three in One: Michael Hiltzik, Mikekoshi, and Nofanofcablecos

    04/20/2006 11:18:29 AM PDT · by Herosmith · 2 replies · 226+ views
    Patterico.com ^ | 20 April 2006 | Patterico
    Is an L.A. Times columnist leaving comments on the Internet under assumed “sock puppet” identities — identities which he pretends is someone other than himself? Read on and judge for yourself. As for me, I’ve made up my mind, and the answer is “yes.” In an early post on his L.A. Times-sponsored Golden State blog, Times columnist Michael Hiltzik was criticized by a couple of commenters calling themselves “Chad” and “Booker.” These commenters left juvenile comments mocking Hiltzik for explaining blogs to his readers. A commenter named “Mikekoshi” rose to Hiltzik’s defense, scolding the commenters for criticizing Hiltzik’s column:
  • Fabricating a Statistic in the Immigration Debate (Another L.A. Slimes Hit Piece)

    05/25/2004 9:12:54 AM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 10 replies · 545+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 24, 2004 | Michael Hiltzik
    Illegal immigration is one of California's most contentious and frustrating public policy issues, but it does have one positive feature: It continues to be an exciting laboratory for experimentation in the new math. The latest example comes courtesy of state Sen. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks), who readers may remember from his having guarded the conservative flank as a candidate in last year's recall election. A few weeks ago Sen. McClintock wrote an editorial column built around the following irony: "This year, nearly 7,500 qualified California residents — who would otherwise be entering California state universities as incoming freshmen — are...