Jewish Journal

Being Honest About Hate

By  David A. Lehrer

August 31, 2010 | 3:36 pm

The past few days offered an interesting confluence of events that serves to highlight the importance of moral consistency, principle and the danger posed by religious true believers.

In... read on

  • Teachers Unions, Funding for Education and Honesty

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 27, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    The LA Times ran a modest item this week reporting that California had lost its bid for a federal Race to the Top

    education grant. As Howard Blume of the Times noted, California stood to receive as much as $700 million in federal monies—-Los Angeles Unified alone stood to receive... read on

  • The LA Times at its Best

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 17, 2010 | 3:50 pm

    The financial troubles of the Los Angeles Times are no secret. The Tribune Company’s bankruptcy filing, the frequent staff cuts and “buyouts” have become chatter in countless media blogs and at cocktail parties across the Southland. The conventional thinking seems to be that... read on

  • Preferences Are Still No Go in California

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 3, 2010 | 5:11 pm

    A bit over a year ago, on one of our first blogs, I wrote about an opinion filed by Attorney General Jerry Brown before the California Supreme Court.

    His letter opinion had been requested by the Court in a case involving the constitutionality of Proposition 209 and its... read on