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  • Tavis Smiley and Willful Ignorance

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    June 4, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    Tavis Smiley is the host of a weeknight PBS show who recently made the astounding claim that “every single day in this country” Christians commit violent acts of terrorism.  If you financially support PBS, consider yourself a Christian, or are offended by this bizarre argument,... read on

  • Gaza and Political Posturing

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 3, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    This entire week the media has been preoccupied with reports of the Israeli navy’s interception of Turkish flotilla seeking to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. The past few days have offered one of those moments when it becomes clear who has clarity of thought and reason without... read on

  • Blindly Following

    By  David A. Lehrer

    May 5, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    In my recent blog  entitled

    Reason and US-Israel Tensions

    I wrote about the hyperbole and exaggeration that tends to infuse Jewish community discussions about the relations between the United States and Israel—-especially in the age of Obama.

    Now comes a very thoughtful op/ed... read on

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  • Optimism and the Future

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 29, 2010 | 4:55 pm

    Many boomers like me vividly remember events like the 1968 Mexico Olympics when young African Americans expressed their anger and contempt for America and what it represented—-lifting their clenched fists as they stood on the medal podium. One didn’t have to be a Freud to figure... read on

  • Capitulation and Our Freedoms

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    April 26, 2010 | 2:02 pm

    Comedy Central’s continuing lack of nerve regarding Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s hit show South Park reached a new low last week when it heavily censored an episode that humorously depicted the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam.  The show featured Muhammad disguised in a... read on

  • Reason and Israel-US Tensions

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 20, 2010 | 7:54 pm

    On an almost daily basis I receive emails from well-intentioned friends and acquaintances warning, in the most apocalyptic of terms, of the deterioration in the US-Israel relationship. They invariably allege that Israel is being assaulted by an uncaring American president who has put... read on

  • A Bankrupt City?

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 14, 2010 | 5:03 pm

    The numbers are staggering, in fact, overwhelming: the City of Los Angeles’ annual pension and retirement health benefit bills (just for police and fire) will escalate over the next five years from $423 million to $1 billion.  That makes the paltry few million dollars shortfall... read on

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