Jewish Journal

  • Team Sports and Success

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 18, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    Occasionally, research is reported on that confirms beliefs you hold but haven’t been certain of. You think that your observations and conclusions are correct but you lack the empirical data to assert the beliefs with any kind of assuredness.

    That reality made The New York Times... read on

  • A First Amendment Lesson

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    February 16, 2010 | 4:39 pm

    As long-time civil rights veterans, we have been around the block a few times with colleagues who appeared committed to the work of bettering civil dialogue in our country. The platitudes about getting along and tolerating opinions one doesn’t like are easy to mouth and come... read on

  • Searching for Backbone

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 12, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    The Los Angeles City Council ought to send a thank you note to Sen. John Edwards, the New Orleans Saints, Sarah Palin and the TeaParty folks for sucking up much of the PR oxygen over the past week. If it weren’t for those stories, much of LA might be completely pre-occupied with... read on

  • The Sky Isn’t Falling—-Despite the Hype

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    February 5, 2010 | 5:44 pm

    Is the growth of the nation’s charter schools a throw-back to the racially segregated schools that once consigned the children of minority families to separate, but mostly unequal, educations?  This is the alarming claim today of some civil rights advocates.  But raising false... read on

  • Political Theatre with Bad Actors

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 4, 2010 | 7:20 pm

    Today is one of those days when the stars aligned and light illuminated realities that are otherwise too often hidden or ignored.

    The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown penned a scathing portrait of Sen. John Edwards—-former vice presidential candidate and a few votes in Iowa away from... read on

  • Rahm Gets the Lash

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    February 2, 2010 | 8:22 pm

    According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of “retarded” is slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress.”  But now Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel has gotten himself into hot water after referring to liberal activist... read on