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Tolerating Intolerance

By David A. Lehrer, Hon. Richard J. Riordan, and Joe R. Hicks

August 30, 2013 | 9:35 am

Harvard Yard

In the wake of the celebrations and commentaries regarding the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” oration, it’s sobering to realize that we have almost become... read on

  • Making change happen in L.A.

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 6, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Last week’s The New York Times had an article that ought to remind us, lest we have forgotten or never knew, just how lucky we in Los Angeles are. We have two of the universities in the country that are leading their peers in admission of students with academic promise from poor... read on

  • Beware the Slippery Slope

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 13, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    It isn’t often that within days of each other two news stories on disparate topics---drones and guns-- both highlight a method of analysis on different sides of the political spectrum that fosters poor public policy choices and conclusions.

    Recently, news stories have abounded... read on