September 16, 2009 | 1:18 pm
RECENT POSTS ON The Wide Angle
The Numbers Racket
The real utility of the body count is that it offers reporters and commentators who cite it the chance to...
Some Good News Amid the Horrid
On Wednesday, the Pew Research Center released a study, How Americans Feel About Religious Groups, that...
Whose Guarding the Henhouse?
The decline in press coverage of our state houses is a serious concern.
LEGISLATION AS GESTURE
The legislature too often seems to suffer from a lack of seriousness, a penchant for grandstanding instead...
HISTORY CAN KEEP US HONEST
A giant in the liberal pantheon of the US Supreme Court would likely be shocked to see the arguments that...
The Wide Angle ARCHIVES
September 15, 2009 | 6:26 pm
September 10, 2009 | 4:37 pm
Our recent blog about the vacuum in municipal leadership must have struck a raw nerve. Councilman Huizar, the major culprit in the Autry renovation fiasco, had his press aide email Jewish Journal higher ups to complain about “mischaracterizations” in my piece. He didn’t copy me... read on
September 9, 2009 | 6:34 pm
I was unable to see the President’s recent speech to the nation’s school children as it took place, but I did manage to watch portions of it on the evening’s news coverage. As expected, the President delivered a message which urged school kids to take their work seriously, not... read on
September 9, 2009 | 3:13 pm
I was on vacation for several weeks in August and have spent the past few days catching up on the local news that the International Herald Tribune didn’t cover. It was in that process that I discovered the sad news that the Autry National Center, one of this city’s jewels, has... read on
September 3, 2009 | 6:39 pm
In case you missed our recent broadcast program on the question of “Is California Governable?” you can listen to the both the KPCC broadcast and the subsequent Q&A session.
Community Advocates hosted the discussion together with the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy... read on
August 31, 2009 | 7:24 pm
Imagine, if you can, that white political elites in a major American city, with a majority white population, were openly attempting to unite voters behind keeping political power and control in the hands of whites, in the form of a white mayor. “After all,” they’d say,... read on
August 7, 2009 | 4:24 pm
In this era of “spin” and media manipulation, it is rare to have the opportunity to transcend the fog of dissembling and get a glimpse of what really goes on in the world of politics and government.
Next week, Community Advocates is co-hosting with the National Center for the... read on
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