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  • A Not So Hidden Agenda

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 22, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    Goldman Sachs may have referred in their internal emails to their clients as “muppets”, but were we to see the internal emails of members of the Los Angeles City Council undoubtedly they would refer to their constituents as “fools.”

    How else to explain the obvious contempt... read on

  • The Times Hits the Nail on the Head

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 20, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    Ten days ago Community Advocates wrote an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times decrying a recently passed statute that authorized the state to survey all judges and judicial applicants in California as to their sexual orientation. We commented that the law was “pernicious in its... read on

  • Asking Too Much

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 16, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    Last Friday we had an op/ed in the Times about Senate Bill 182 that mandates that California’s Administrative Office of the Courts (“AOC”)  survey every judge and justice in California and all judicial applicants as to their gender, their gender identity and their sexual... read on

  • 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

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