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  • 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 tragic as the loss of innocent life is, the reporting of the deaths is accompanied by a perverse willingness on the part of much of... read on

  • 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 Ukraine killing nearly 300 passengers and crew and Israel Defense Forces entered Gaza to prevent Hamas’ rockets from raining down on... read on

  • 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 public policy.

    Over the past few months we have written about and taken action to counter Senate Constitutional Amendment 5... read on

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  • LEGISLATION AS GESTURE

    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, 2014

    Congress is well-known for its inaction. But logjams may be preferable to what is transpiring in Sacramento where the... read on

  • HISTORY CAN KEEP US HONEST

    By  David A. Lehrer

    May 12, 2014 | 11:54 am

    The recent encounters between right and left on the issue of affirmative action and preferences have been particularly intense. With the debate in California on Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 (the effort to amend Proposition 209’s ban on racial and ethnic preferences at... read on

  • HOW TO DISCOURAGE OPEN DEBATE

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 4, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    As readers of this blog know, eighteen years after Proposition 209 banned racial preferences in selecting students to the University of California and California State Colleges and Universities, there has been a campaign to reverse course and gut Prop. 209. SCA 5, a Senate... read on

  • GOOD NEWS

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 17, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, a legislative effort that would have revoked Proposition 209’s eighteen year old ban on racial and ethnic preferences in California’s public universities and colleges, has been pulled from the Assembly’s calendar. Had it passed the Assembly with a... read on

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