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  • Inflammatory Charges…and Reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 16, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    Rarely do two events juxtapose themselves so perfectly so that the contrast between the right path and error is transparently clear.

    Last week, news media reported on studies that found a growing education gap between rich and poor. Dramatic data indicate that

    the gap in achievement...
  • A half-century later, rabbis recall marching with Martin Luther King

    January 16, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    Rabbi Israel Dresner, 81, says he’s the most arrested rabbi in America.

    At least that was the case in the 1960s, he says, when Dresner was one of dozens of rabbis who answered the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for clergy from the North to join the civil rights movement in...

  • Proposition 8 and ‘the will of the people’—an historical perspective

    November 26, 2008 | 7:05 pm

    Californians are acutely aware that to many political observers, our initiative and referendum process remains a mystery at best and a menace to democracy at worst.

    Take the hard-fought battle over a proposed discriminatory amendment to our state Constitution. It has been called the...

  • Turning a page in the history books

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 5, 2008 | 1:07 am

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