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July 31, 2014 | 11:03 am
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
July 18, 2014 | 4:18 pm
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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
May 12, 2014 | 11:54 am
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
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