Reiff: DA Candidate Spitzer Sounds Off on Incumbent Rackauckas, OC Corruption, Wahoo’s

Todd Spitzer has been a popular vote getter as a state Assemblyman and Orange County Supervisor. Now he’s running for district attorney. Why does he want to be Orange County’s prosecutor? And what are his beefs with incumbent Tony Rackauckas? Spitzer discusses the county’s jail informant scandal and his citizen arrest at a Wahoo’s Fish Taco. He responds to critics who question whether he has the temperament and judgment to be the county’s top prosecutor.

Blancato and Hagler: Keep Congress in Charge of Medicare

Holly Hagler and Bob Blancato write that Congress should amend the Affordable Care Act this month to prevent a panel, called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), from being formed as a way to propose cuts in Medicare funding.