Jewish Journal

  • Being Honest About Hate

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 31, 2010 | 3:36 pm

    The past few days offered an interesting confluence of events that serves to highlight the importance of moral consistency, principle and the danger posed by religious true believers.

    In this weekend’s Jerusalem Post and this week’s Jewish Journal, Judea Pearl, president of the... read on

  • Teachers Unions, Funding for Education and Honesty

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 27, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    The LA Times ran a modest item this week reporting that California had lost its bid for a federal Race to the Top

    education grant. As Howard Blume of the Times noted, California stood to receive as much as $700 million in federal monies—-Los Angeles Unified alone stood to receive... read on

  • The LA Times at its Best

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 17, 2010 | 3:50 pm

    The financial troubles of the Los Angeles Times are no secret. The Tribune Company’s bankruptcy filing, the frequent staff cuts and “buyouts” have become chatter in countless media blogs and at cocktail parties across the Southland. The conventional thinking seems to be that... read on

  • Preferences Are Still No Go in California

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 3, 2010 | 5:11 pm

    A bit over a year ago, on one of our first blogs, I wrote about an opinion filed by Attorney General Jerry Brown before the California Supreme Court.

    His letter opinion had been requested by the Court in a case involving the constitutionality of Proposition 209 and its... read on

  • Rethinking Affirmative Action—-It’s About Time

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 26, 2010 | 4:16 pm

    Last night I appeared on Fox 11 News to participate in a debate segment prompted by Community Advocates’ recent op/ed in the Los Angeles Times about affirmative action and the University of California. My adversary was Prof. Fernando Guerra of Loyola Marymount University (he heads... read on

  • Meritocracy and the University of California

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 12, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    The following op/ed appeared in this morning’s Los Angeles Times, we’d appreciate your thoughts.
                                                      Meritocracy at UC
                     ... read on

  • Delaying the Inevitable in Sacramento

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 28, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    This past weekend’s press brought good and bad news—-good news that the pension/budget disaster that looms over local and state governments from coast to coast is getting the attention from the media that it deserves; bad news that many of our elected leaders are still willing to... read on

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