Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times

Michael Hiltzik

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

Hiltzik: The 'renewable natural gas' dodge

The fossil fuel industry claims 'renewable natural gas' is green. It isn't. → Read More

Florida's COVID chief Joseph Ladapo is a pick fit for DeSantis

Florida's new surgeon general, Joseph Ladapo, has questioned the safety of COVID vaccines, despite overwhelming evidence that they are safe and effective. → Read More

Column: America is not facing a civil war — only loudmouthed extremists

Talk of America's polarization ignores the large majorities that favor abortion rights, COVID restrictions and gun control. → Read More

How Peter Lee made Covered California a healthcare success

After 10 years in the ACA hot seat, Covered California boss Peter Lee looks back and ahead. → Read More

Hiltzik: Idaho and the harvest of GOP pandemic non-policies

A bogeyman in the debates over Obamacare, death panels have arrived for real in Idaho after lax anti-COVID measures hobbled hospitals. → Read More

Column: This oil industry group sued its environmentalist critics and landed itself in bankruptcy

The California Independent Petroleum Assn., or CIPA, sued its critics and lost a $2.3-million judgment. That's how it found itself in bankruptcy. → Read More

Column: Will the recall loss jolt the California GOP out of its death spiral?

California Republicans haven't offered a cogent platform in more than 15 years. Their recall pitch was worse than ever → Read More

Column: Should you believe the vaccine mandates will cause mass resignations? Probably not

Indications are that mandates are causing more vaccinations, not resignations. → Read More

Column: Democrats are ready to raise taxes, but not by nearly enough

Tax increases being aired on Capitol Hill and coming from the White House won't do much to restore U.S. taxes to their historical level. → Read More

Biden's COVID vaccine mandate is right

President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate will save lives, and should withstand legal challenges. → Read More

Column: Lawsuits demanding ivermectin raise fears of judges ordering doctors to commit malpractice

Judges are ordering hospitals to give patients Ivermectin to fight COVID-19 despite the absence of evidence that it works. → Read More

Column: The end of the unemployment benefit boost shows how lousy work is in America

A pandemic-related boost in unemployment benefits ended this week, leaving many workers stranded. → Read More

Hiltzik: Why corporations haven't spoken out on the Texas abortion law

Corporate America has been almost silent on a Texas law that bans most abortions and promotes vigilantism. That's no surprise when its own interests are at stake. → Read More

Stop worrying about the deficit, and keep spending

Deficit hawks are trying to undermine federal spending, and they're still wrong. → Read More

Column: The hallmark of a Larry Elder governorship might be powerlessness

What could a Governor Larry Elder actually accomplish? Very little. → Read More

New anti-vaccine conspiracy claim aimed at the Pfizer shot

The anti-vaccine movement has a new conspiracy theory about Pfizer's COVID-19 shot. Don't believe them. → Read More

Column: Beating dire predictions, Social Security weathered the COVID crisis well

Experts had forecast that COVID-19 would crater Social Security's finances. They were wrong. → Read More

Column: The most striking side effect of ivermectin appears to be stupidity

Ivermectin is increasingly the subject of misinformation and ignorance. It's a troubling sign. → Read More

Corporate wellness programs fall short of COVID vaccine mandates

Employer fears of vaccination mandates could empower a worthless alternative: corporate 'wellness' programs. → Read More

Column: The lab leak theory for the origin of COVID-19 is fading

Two new scientific papers and Biden's intel inquiry are undercutting the lab leak theory for the pandemic's origin. → Read More