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  • Underestimating America’s Religious Understanding

    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 11, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    Last week, in the wake of the tragic murders at Ft. Hood, I heard news reports of a local press conference involving Salaam al Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, and the acting chief of the LAPD, Michael Downing. The thrust... read on

  • Failing to Connect the Terror Dots—-Political Correctness Run Amuck

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    November 10, 2009 | 6:33 pm

    I just watched President Obama’s talk to an audience assembled at Fort Hood to honor the memory of thirteen service members killed by army Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

    Given the legal complexities yet to play out at Hasan’s upcoming trial, the president probably struck the proper... read on

  • Afghanistan: Which Way Forward?

    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 4, 2009 | 7:20 pm

    Now that the media frenzy relating to yesterday’s elections has run its course, it’s time to start focusing on more pressing issues than what the election of the new governor of Virginia really means for America.

    An impending decision by the Obama administration—-what to do in... read on

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  • A Man Who’s Changing Attitudes

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 30, 2009 | 9:32 pm

    Thirty years in the civil rights field can make one jaded. You meet folks who purport to care about humanity, who are lionized for their virtues but turn out to be, at least on a personal level, less than exemplary human beings. They may talk the talk, but disappointingly, too often... read on

  • Crime and Spin

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 29, 2009 | 6:49 pm

    Today is one of those days where events coincide to remind us of where we are in America and where our society is.

    I woke up this morning to the troubling news that the Adat Yeshurun synagogue in North Hollywood was attacked by a gunman who wounded two members of the temple on their... read on

  • Obama and Education Reform

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 23, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    The first nine months of the Obama administration have been intriguing; a model of what happens when a politician tries to hew to a fairly moderate line in his policies. He gets battered from the right for his “socialism” and he gets battered from the left for his “failure to... read on

  • Rush Limbaugh and the Use and Abuse of the Racism Charge

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    October 20, 2009 | 4:43 pm

    Now that Rush Limbaugh’s name has been dropped from a consortium bidding to buy the National Football League’s Saint Louis Rams, there’s a bit of summarizing that needs to be done.

    A lot has been said over the last week about Rush’s involvement in the bid, and now that... read on

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