Jewish Journal

Skating on Thin Constitutional Ice

January 26, 2010 | 3:44 pm

by David Lehrer and Joe Hicks

We recently received a press release that caught our eye, it was an unusual announcement from a government agency.

The Los Angeles County Human Relations... read on

  • A Lesson From History

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 21, 2010 | 8:49 pm

    Between IPods, rovers on Mars and gene specific cures for various ailments it’s easy to think that we are at the pinnacle of human history. We can easily be convinced that all that preceded us was mere prelude to our incomparable achievements….and then you have an epiphany where you... read on

  • Nuanced Views of the World

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 21, 2010 | 8:02 pm

    This past weekend I participated in the Annual Leadership Educational Forum (“ALEF”). Sponsored by the American Friends of the Hebrew University in Los Angeles, it’s a once a year gathering of Hebrew University leaders from around the country to discuss the state of the... read on

  • Reid, Republicans and PC

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    January 15, 2010 | 5:44 pm

    As someone who views politics from a well-defined conservative perspective, I found it unsettling to hear Republicans engage in the same old game of

    political correctness

    , something they’ve accused Democrats of for decades.  A new book “Game Change,” written by John Heilman and... read on

  • The “New” Face of Terror is Old

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    January 8, 2010 | 6:59 pm

    When the son of a wealthy Nigerian banking official tried to blow up a Detroit-bound aircraft, there was much that was new or unique about him – other than the explosive underwear he wore.  This was an updated version of the shoe-bomb method employed by Richard Reid in 2001.  Umar... read on

  • Obama’s Security Efforts and Carping

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 8, 2010 | 5:42 pm

    Watching President Obama yesterday and listening to the predictable posturing by the interest groups who have a stake in the security debate gets a bit depressing. It’s a bit like a Greek tragedy where the ending is obvious yet the various roles are being played out with no chance... read on

  • Russell Means Update

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 7, 2010 | 6:36 pm

    After a brief vacation break,

    The Wide Angle

    is back.

    While we were away, there was lots of activity on our blog site related to our December 16th blog on Russell Means (“A Vile Character Performs at the Taper”) and his long record of bizarre and bigoted comments. There were... read on