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  • 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

  • Rethinking Affirmative Action—-It’s About Time

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 26, 2010 | 4:16 pm

    Last night I appeared on Fox 11 News to participate in a debate segment prompted by Community Advocates’ recent op/ed in the Los Angeles Times about affirmative action and the University of California. My adversary was Prof. Fernando Guerra of Loyola Marymount University (he heads... read on

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  • Meritocracy and the University of California

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 12, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    The following op/ed appeared in this morning’s Los Angeles Times, we’d appreciate your thoughts.
                                               
                                                      Meritocracy at UC
                     ... read on

  • Delaying the Inevitable in Sacramento

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 28, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    This past weekend’s press brought good and bad news—-good news that the pension/budget disaster that looms over local and state governments from coast to coast is getting the attention from the media that it deserves; bad news that many of our elected leaders are still willing to... read on

  • South Carolina Causes Consternation—-Again

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    June 15, 2010 | 4:11 pm

    Have you heard this joke?

    A man walks into his local Democratic Party office and plunks down ten grand to run for the United States Senate.

    Then he goes home and sits on his butt.  He has no campaign manager, hires no staff, doesn’t raise a dime, does no campaigning, produces no... read on

  • Tavis Smiley and Willful Ignorance

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    June 4, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    Tavis Smiley is the host of a weeknight PBS show who recently made the astounding claim that “every single day in this country” Christians commit violent acts of terrorism.  If you financially support PBS, consider yourself a Christian, or are offended by this bizarre argument,... read on

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