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  • Front-runners differ in county supervisor debate

    By Ryan Torok

    April 9, 2014 | 1:05 pm

    Four candidates for the 3rd District seat of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors — Bobby Shriver, Sheila Kuehl, John Duran and Pamela Conley Ulich — sat on the bimah at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) on the evening of April 6, grappling with the many challenges facing...

  • LA County Board of Supervisors debate lacks spirit

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 26, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Walking away from a debate featuring the candidates for Los Angeles County supervisor last week, I was mad. Why would four smart candidates skate around the county’s terrible problems of homelessness, mental illness and an out-of-control sheriff’s department?

    John Duran, Sheila...

  • Iran’s president-elect Rohani: More of the same or a bridge to the West?

    June 18, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Former national security adviser, former nuclear negotiator, a decades-old friendship with the supreme leader — Hassan Rohani is as Iranian establishment as it gets.

    Which is why, some Iran watchers say, he may be an invaluable asset in the quest to reduce tensions between the...

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  • Garcetti, Feuer, Galperin: A new era of Jewish leadership in L.A.?

    By Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Los Angeles chose Eric Garcetti as its first elected Jewish mayor, one of a number of political contests on Tuesday that reflected the city’s diversity, as well as its numerous variations of Jewishness. (In a historical footnote, one Bernard Cohn served as the appointed mayor of...

  • Capriles, grandson of Holocaust survivors, calling for recount after losing Venezuelan presidency

    April 18, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, is calling for a recount after narrowly losing the country’s presidential election.

    Nicolas Maduro, the acting president and the preferred successor of late President Hugo Chavez, was declared...

  • The bartender who rescued America

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 18, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Scott Prouty buried his lede.

    That’s journalism jargon for not recognizing the most newsworthy part of a story – for delaying the real attention-grabber for later.  (Calling a story’s first words the “lede” instead of the “lead” is a beloved fossil from the days when typesetters...

  • March 5: Election Day

    By Rob Eshman

    February 27, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    I belong to a small, elite club that I would like to invite you to join.

    It’s called, People Who Give a S--- About Los Angeles.

    If you detect a note of anger and impatience in that name, you got it.

    Los Angeles, John D. MacDonald wrote in “A Deadly Shade of Gold,” is “the...

  • School board race pits unions against billionaires

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 20, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    Probably the greatest impact of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $1 million gift last week to the Coalition for School Reform, an independent political group supporting a slate of three reform-minded candidates for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board seats, was on...

  • Five candidates for L.A. mayor vie for your vote

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 13, 2013 | 5:48 am

    Los Angeles’ next mayor will oversee a city with thousands of miles of streets in need of repair. The mayor will inherit a budget with a $216 million shortfall and similar-sized gaps expected on into the future. The next mayor will almost certainly have to renegotiate public...

  • Wendy Greuel: Aiming at ever-higher offices

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 12, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.

    Looking back on her three decades of work in and around Los Angeles’ public sector, it would be easy to conclude that Wendy Greuel has been preparing to run for...

  • Emanuel Pleitez: From East L.A. to City Hall?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 8, 2013 | 3:49 pm

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.  See below for a video analysis.

    Before delivering an extended policy speech on Feb. 5 at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Emanuel Pleitez walked around a...

  • Jan Perry, “tough” mayoral candidate, faces challenging route

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 6, 2013 | 9:22 am

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election. See below for a video analysis.

    Following a recent televised debate featuring the five top candidates running for mayor of Los Angeles, some campaign watchers...

  • Kevin James: The still-evolving outsider runs for mayor

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 6, 2013 | 9:04 am

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.  See below for a video analysis.

    As the race for Los Angeles mayor heats up, many descriptors have been applied to Kevin James, one of the least-known of the...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 28, 2013 | 10:50 am

    Never Again

    Yesterday, January 27th, the world mentioned the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day reminds us all of the horrible, systematic death of 6 million, for no reason other than their beliefs. This day reminds us all to always remember and never forget.

    ...

  • The next four years- more of the same. Thoughts after Israel’s elections

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 23, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Yesterday, while I was casting my vote, it suddenly hit me: no matter which new parties will rise and fall, when it comes to the global system, nothing in the next four years will change.


    It wasn't easy for me to decide to whom to give my vote. It is only my second time voting...

  • Israeli markets cheer centrists’ election gains

    January 23, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Israeli markets rose on Wednesday on investor hopes that the outcome of the previous day's election means Benjamin Netanyahu will remain prime minister and ultra-Orthodox parties have no role in government.

    The blue-chip Tel Aviv 25 index rose 1 percent to 1,204.65 points, near...

  • Yair Lapid on Israel: Where are we going?

    January 22, 2013 | 5:23 pm

    Yair Lapid addresses The Rabbinical Assembly at the 2012 R.A. convention. 

  • Voters to Netanyahu: Get new friends

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 22, 2013 | 4:39 pm

    These were the most interesting-boring elections one could ever hope for. Boring – as the top job was secured early on by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Fascinating – as the parties, unburdened of having to compete for the top job, were free to combat one another for votes....

  • Netanyahu claims election win despite party losses

    January 22, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged the bruised winner of Israel's election on Tuesday, claiming victory despite unexpected losses to resurgent center-left challengers.

    Exit polls showed the Israeli leader's Likud party, yoked with the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu...

  • ADL slams Israeli candidate for Dome of the Rock comments

    January 22, 2013 | 11:15 am

    In rare criticism of an Israeli politician, the Anti-Defamation League called on Knesset candidate Jeremy Gimpel to apologize to Muslims for suggesting blowing up the Dome of the Rock mosque.

    "Although Mr. Gimpel has now retracted the statement, saying he 'opposes' the idea of...

  • On Election Day, Israel’s undecided voters face moment of truth

    January 22, 2013 | 8:36 am

    Israelis are almost never shy about offering their opinions, especially when it comes to politics.

    The problem is that this year, many of them aren’t sure what their opinions are.

    As Election Day approached, a large proportion of voters – 15 percent – remained undecided,...

  • Election Countdown- Why does Tali Woolf have no idea who to vote for?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 21, 2013 | 10:21 am

    On January 22nd, Israel will vote for its new Knesset, and choose the Prime Minister to lead it. Much unlike the American system, here, we have countless parties with countless ideologies to choose from. Behind the curtain, we will cast our ballot, and choose one party only. The...

  • Election Countdown- Why is Mattan Faber voting Meretz?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 20, 2013 | 10:20 am

    On January 22nd, Israel will vote for its new Knesset, and choose the Prime Minister to lead it. Much unlike the American system, here, we have countless parties with countless ideologies to choose from. Behind the curtain, we will cast our ballot, and choose one party only. The...

  • Election Countdown- Why is Aviv Tzinori voting for Eretz Hadasha?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 19, 2013 | 11:50 am

    On January 22nd, Israel will vote for its new Knesset, and choose the Prime Minister to lead it. Much unlike the American system, here, we have countless parties with countless ideologies to choose from. Behind the curtain, we will cast our ballot, and choose one party only. The...

  • Election Countdown- Why is Alex Zusmanovich voting Ha’Bait Ha’Yehudi?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 18, 2013 | 10:37 am

    On January 22nd, Israel will vote for its new Knesset, and choose the Prime Minister to lead it. Much unlike the American system, here, we have countless parties with countless ideologies to choose from. Behind the curtain, we will cast our ballot, and choose one party only. The...

  • Economy more than anything drove Jewish vote, poll data shows

    January 17, 2013 | 10:32 am

    The economy was the strongest determinant for Jews who voted for Barack Obama, according to an analysis of polling data.

    "Not only do Jews hold fairly liberal to progressive positions on economic justice issues, their views on such matters emerge as the principal decision-making...

  • Election Countdown- Why is Jonathan Howard voting Ale’ Yarok?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 17, 2013 | 10:31 am

    On January 22nd, Israel will vote for its new Knesset, and choose the Prime Minister to lead it. Much unlike the American system, here, we have countless parties with countless ideologies to choose from. Behind the curtain, we will cast our ballot, and choose one party only. The...

  • Priorities, personalities shape city attorney race

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 16, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    In his three-and-a-half years as Los Angeles’ City Attorney, Carmen Trutanich has made headlines — and more than a few enemies — by directing some of his office’s 450 lawyers to prosecute ticket scalpers and Occupy L.A. protesters, as well as by drafting controversial city...

  • The problem with Israel’s electoral system

    By Gidi Grinstein

    January 16, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Israel’s electoral system is the root cause of the disheartening polarization and superficiality on display in Israel’s current election season. Many wrongly point to the egos of our politicians as the underlying reason. In reality, powerful constitutional disincentives for...

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