Jewish Journal


By  David A. Lehrer

October 21, 2011 | 12:46 pm

Marc Cooper, Larry Mantle, Patt Morrison and Warren Olney

Earlier this week Community Advocates, in conjunction with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, KPCC 89.3 FM and KCRW, honored LA’s three finest... read on

  • The City Council’s Shameless Pander

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 20, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    Pander — to indulge somebody’s weaknesses or questionable wishes and tastes.

    When Webster comes out with its next edition, it might have as an exemplar of the phenomenon the resolution recently introduced and co-authored by seven members of the Los Angeles City Council on the... read on

  • Dance with who brung you

    By  David A. Lehrer

    September 28, 2011 | 5:07 pm

    The following op/ed appears on the Jewish Journal‘s opinion page today:

    That Zev Yaroslavsky is the most important local elected Jewish official is beyond dispute. For over three decades he has been a voice of reason and courage for, to and in the Jewish community.

    That three... read on

  • Justice is Done at UC Irvine

    By  David A. Lehrer

    September 23, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    The following appears in today’s OC Register:

    Today, the jury returned its verdict in the case of the “Irvine 11.” The case involved students who disrupted the speech of former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren at UC Irvine in February 2010. The jury properly... read on

  • Ethnic Politics Grimmer Side

    By  David A. Lehrer

    September 8, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    The Huffington Post carries a piece by Thomas Saenz, the president and general counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund). Saenz’s article is a response to the op/ed we published in the Daily News two weeks ago which questioned the appropriateness of... read on

  • The Voting Rights Act and Los Angeles County

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 22, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    The following op/ed appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles

    Daily News


    A drama is unfolding in Los Angeles that may well play itself out in other large California communities and across the country.

    The L.A. County Board of Supervisors recently held a contentious four-hour meeting to... read on

  • Is Carrying an ID a “White Thing”?

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    August 19, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    This article appeared in the OC Register this week:

    The NAACP recently brought its 102nd annual convention to Los Angeles. The gathering touched on a variety of topics, but clearly one issue dominated the three-day affair: voter identification laws.

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters gave... read on

  • A Disneyland Version of History

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 14, 2011 | 11:30 am

    The following appears in today’s Sacramento Bee. It relates to a bill that is pending on Governor Brown’s desk.

    In mid-March many Californians smirked when the Texas Board of Education adopted a social studies curriculum that aimed to alter its textbooks to rewrite history to suit... read on

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