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Nuanced Views of the World

By  David A. Lehrer

January 21, 2010 | 8:02 pm

This past weekend I participated in the Annual Leadership Educational Forum (“ALEF”). Sponsored by the American Friends of the Hebrew University in Los Angeles, it’s a once a year... read on

  • Reid, Republicans and PC

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    January 15, 2010 | 5:44 pm

    As someone who views politics from a well-defined conservative perspective, I found it unsettling to hear Republicans engage in the same old game of

    political correctness

    , something they’ve accused Democrats of for decades.  A new book “Game Change,” written by John Heilman and... read on

  • The “New” Face of Terror is Old

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    January 8, 2010 | 6:59 pm

    When the son of a wealthy Nigerian banking official tried to blow up a Detroit-bound aircraft, there was much that was new or unique about him – other than the explosive underwear he wore.  This was an updated version of the shoe-bomb method employed by Richard Reid in 2001.  Umar... read on

  • Obama’s Security Efforts and Carping

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 8, 2010 | 5:42 pm

    Watching President Obama yesterday and listening to the predictable posturing by the interest groups who have a stake in the security debate gets a bit depressing. It’s a bit like a Greek tragedy where the ending is obvious yet the various roles are being played out with no chance... read on

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  • Russell Means Update

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 7, 2010 | 6:36 pm

    After a brief vacation break,

    The Wide Angle

    is back.

    While we were away, there was lots of activity on our blog site related to our December 16th blog on Russell Means (“A Vile Character Performs at the Taper”) and his long record of bizarre and bigoted comments. There were... read on

  • Enough of the Pundits!

    By  David A. Lehrer

    December 18, 2009 | 5:28 pm

    This past weekend I had it. I’ve given up watching the time-killing Sunday morning talk shows and their endless supply of “all-knowing” pundits.

    Last weekend I suffered through the bloviating of Arianna Huffington on George Stephanopolous’ This Week where every one of her... read on

  • A Vile Character Performs at the Taper

    By  David A. Lehrer

    December 16, 2009 | 9:10 pm

    From now until January 24th LA audiences will the opportunity to see Palestine New Mexico, the world premiere of a play by Richard Montoya at the Mark Taper Forum in Downtown. The play stars actors from Culture Clash and includes Russell Means as an Indian chief named Birdsong.

    On... read on

  • Tiger Woods and the Race Obsessed

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    December 11, 2009 | 7:02 pm

    A few years back, Tiger Woods appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s popular day-time television show and told the host that he considered himself “

    Cablinasian

    ,” something he’d awkwardly concocted to make a point.  Tiger insisted that his Caucasian, black, American Indian, and Asian... read on

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