Jewish Journal

  • Prying in the Name of Diversity

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 9, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    The following op/ed appears in today’s Los Angeles Times:

    The results are in. Of the 1,005 California judges who responded to a government survey released last week, 969 identified themselves as heterosexual, 19 as lesbians and 17 as gay men.

    We know this — though it’s none of... read on

  • Waking Up to Sacramento’s Silliness

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 8, 2012 | 2:22 pm

    Readers of this blog know that on Tuesday we wrote of the silliness of a Sacramento bill (AB 1678) that would ban food trucks from within 1,500 feet of any public school in California. 

    We argued that it was a misguided effort to deal with childhood obesity and nutrition with an... read on

  • Sacramento’s At It Again

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 6, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    KogiBBQ, Coolhaus, and Canter’s mobile food trucks are not a usual topic of interest to The Wide Angle blog. We don’t opine on which of the food trucks are better or more accessible or offer more variety—- that’s not our thing.

    But a report in The Los Angeles Times over the... read on

  • Looking Before Leaping….and Pandering

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 17, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    This week The New York Times announced its new correspondent in Jerusalem, Jodi Rudoren. A Times’ staffer who has had a long career as a domestic reporter for the paper and with no discernible experience or expertise in foreign affairs or the Middle East.

    Inevitably, given the... read on

  • Inflammatory Charges…and Reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 16, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    Rarely do two events juxtapose themselves so perfectly so that the contrast between the right path and error is transparently clear.

    Last week, news media reported on studies that found a growing education gap between rich and poor. Dramatic data indicate that

    the gap in achievement... read on

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 8, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    Rarely does an issue, an article or a book generate such differing responses from people on the same side of the political spectrum as Charles Murray’s just published Coming Apart.

    David Brooks, the conservative-leaning op/ed columnist at The New York Times, has described the... read on

  • One Serious Problem Gone

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 1, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    Over the past few days, the press reported a welcomed reminder of how America has been transforming itself over recent decades. Not in the depressing trajectory that is often the subject of the blather of 24/7 news outlets and their self-proclaimed “pundits.” Rather, by virtue of... read on

Page 8 of 23

First < 6 7 8 9 10 > VIEW LAST PAGE




We are pleased to begin blogging via the website of the Jewish Journal. We hope to illuminate, explore and discuss issues that we at Community Advocates, Inc.find interesting,...

Read more