Jewish Journal

The World As It Is

By  David A. Lehrer

September 23, 2014 | 12:27 pm

I began writing this blog late last week with the intent to focus on some good news amid the dreary news that has dominated the headlines over the past few... More.

  • An academic ego run amok

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 27, 2014 | 12:42 pm

    I have been a close reader of the news, opinion pieces and general commentaries on current events for decades. When I was with the Anti-Defamation... More.

  • Ideology vs Reason

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 7, 2014 | 11:06 am

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 

    Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute recently published a report, “Illusion of Justice: Human... More.

  • Fanaticism Has a Price

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 31, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Our recent blog, the “Numbers Racket,” regarding the “civilian” casualties count in Gaza merits a follow-up. The fanaticism that animates Hamas reflects... More.

  • The Numbers Racket

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 29, 2014 | 3:58 pm

    The events in Israel and Gaza over the past few weeks are troubling. Innocents have been killed and the body count keeps increasing. As troubling and... More.

  • Some Good News Amid the Horrid

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 18, 2014 | 4:18 pm

    Thursday was an unusual news day with two major stories dominating virtually all news outlets---the Malaysian airliner which was shot down over the... More.

  • Whose Guarding the Henhouse?

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 10, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    As readers of this blog know, Community Advocates has been active in focusing attention on actions in Sacramento that seem to belie logic, data and good... More.


    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 16, 2014 | 11:42 am

    The following op/ed was published in yesterday's Sacramento Bee.

    Legislation as Gesture
    By Richard J. Riordan and David A. Lehrer
    Sunday, June 15,... More.

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