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  • 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
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  • AN IMPORTANT ISSUE—-A CONTROVERSIAL BOOK

    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

  • Higher Education’s Future?

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 13, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008, 2.2 million freshman students, or 68.6 percent of all high school graduates, were enrolled in college. Most of the high school graduates who attend college are full-time students, though just under 40 percent of... read on

  • Ron Paul, The Media is Waking Up—Better Late Than Never

    By  David A. Lehrer

    December 21, 2011 | 5:09 pm

    We are nearly a year out from the next presidential election and there have been about a dozen Republican debates——more than enough time for the 24/7 news cycle and voracious cable news channels to inspect, examine and scour each candidate for every present and former wart. The... read on

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