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Even Less to Kvetch About

By  David A. Lehrer

February 15, 2011 | 4:42 pm

Last Sunday Community Advocates had an op/ed in the Daily News entitled “Some Kvetchers Can’t Bring Themselves to See Good News.” The article argues that too many, especially in the... read on

  • Good Radio, Bad Facts—-Misrepresenting Reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 10, 2011 | 1:58 pm

    I was driving home Tuesday night on my regular route (Downtown LA to Lincoln Heights—to pick up my wife—to home) when I heard an interesting piece on NPR’s All Things Considered entitled “LA Community Starved for Healthful Food Options.”

    It started out innocently enough,... read on

  • Explosive Charges With No Evidence

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    January 20, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    The political dust has settled and facts have begun to emerge about the evil and/or mentally disturbed Jared Loughner, the 22-year-old man who sits behind bars charged with shooting to death six people and wounding 14 others in Tucson, Arizona. 

    In the days since the tragedy a... read on

  • “Sharpening Our Instincts for Empathy”

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 19, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    Last week, when President Obama delivered his moving address in Tucson it was hard to predict what its impact might be. A brief moment when we were asked to appeal to our better angels that would pass as the trauma of the awful shooting faded from memory or, perhaps, a pivot after... read on

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  • Allegations That Don’t Stick

    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 3, 2010 | 5:26 pm

    The Wall Street Journal just ran a column by one of its weekend regulars, Joe Queenan, entitled, “I Hear America Whining? Zip It, Pal.” The timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous. I have been in a quandary over writing this blog and couldn’t quite figure out how to tie in two... read on

  • Juan Williams’ Honesty

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 25, 2010 | 12:44 pm

    Last week’s brouhaha over the firing of National Public Radio and Fox commentator Juan Williams has been a long-time coming. The reluctance of too many to accept honest talk about race relations and its complexity has often led to pious pronouncements that miss the mark—-how we act... read on

  • Tom Friedman and Calling It Like It Is

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 20, 2010 | 1:15 pm

    Pulitzer Prizes

    are hard to earn. Anyone who receives one is forever described as “Pulitzer Prize winner….” It’s a distinct and, almost always, well-deserved honor.  It’s special to receive one, rare to receive two, and almost unheard of to receive three. Tom Friedman of... read on

  • The Supreme Court is Supreme

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 7, 2010 | 4:38 pm

    The news over the past few days offered distressing images of the harassment that the family of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder was subjected to when they buried the young soldier in 2006. As most Americans know by now, the Phelps family of Topeka, Kansas and members of their... read on

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