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  • History matters: 
Garcetti and the history of Jewish politics

    By David N. Myers

    May 29, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    With Eric Garcetti’s election on May 21, the mayors of the three largest cities in the United States — Michael Bloomberg in New York, Rahm Emanuel in Chicago and Garcetti in Los Angeles — are all Jews. This is a remarkable phenomenon, perhaps most of all because of how unremarked...

  • Opinion: Americans would do well to drop the Euro-snobbery

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 18, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    Sitting here in Paris, where I am spending a month as a visiting professor at the Université Paris 8, Institut Français de Géopolitique, I’m struck by how, once again, American presidential candidates are denigrating their opponents simply by calling them “French” or...

  • The Fifth District in the Arena

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 6, 2009 | 7:32 pm

    The city elections on March 3 turned out to be more interesting than most of us had expected.  There’s a lot to talk about, and I hope to generate some discussion on this site.  I want to focus first on one thing I find very illuminating and that’s the role of the fifth council...

  • Are Democrats Ready to Return to Power?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The American political system is on the verge of a major change. The Republicans are in danger of losing to the Democrats in the November congressional elections.

    Foreign affairs will be central to the outcome. Are the Democrats ready for their big curtain call?

    The Republicans...

  • Jewish Voters to Play Key Primary Role

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Democratic districts on Los Angeles' Westside and in the Valley, next week's primary will not only determine the Democratic winner but also the person who will almost certainly win in the fall's general election. And Jewish voters, who are overwhelmingly Democratic, will play a...

  • Israel: Between Iraq and a Hard Place

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The intensifying crisis of Iran's nuclear program is bringing into sharp relief the problems created for Israel by the radical foreign policy of the Bush administration. In a world filled with nations and movements hostile to Israel, the United States has long been Israel's big...

  • No Boxer Rebellion

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The latest Field Poll shows U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer coasting toward re-election to a third term. She leads her Republican challenger, former California Secretary of State Bill Jones 48 to 32 percent.

    The race will probably get closer, but it is hard to see how Jones can catch up as...