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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... 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

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  • 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 Commission, author of the document, is an over 50 year old agency that has as its mission,... 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

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