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GRIEVANCE AS CRUTCH

By  David A. Lehrer

February 21, 2014 | 2:49 pm

Two events in recent days suggest that progress in the arena of race and ethnicity remains hard to secure, or even to acknowledge. Man’s capacity for being aggrieved will, seemingly,... read on

  • A STEP BACKWARD IN HIGHER EDUCATION

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 8, 2014 | 6:31 am

    This op/ed appears in today's Sacramento Bee.

     

    Viewpoints: A step backward on higher education enrollment
    By David A. Lehrer, Richard J. Riordan and Joe R. Hicks*
    Special to The Bee
    Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014


    Last week, a proposed constitutional amendment, SCA 5,... read on

  • IS BIAS BACK IN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS? TOUGH TOPIC—-TERRIFIC PANEL

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 6, 2014 | 3:42 pm

    Several months ago, this blog wrote about the apparent bias against Asian Americans practiced by some of America’s most elite universities.

    Next week, Community Advocates, NPR station KPCC and the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, will join together to offer a... read on

  • Clarity and Courage

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 20, 2014 | 3:45 pm

    Last Friday was a day for clarity---an issue that has dominated the nation’s political discourse for the past few months and been the subject of vigorous debate was illuminated and clarified as it hasn’t been before. President Obama delivered his much anticipated speech on the... read on

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  • FACTS AND GOVERNMENT OPENNESS TRIUMPH

    By  David A. Lehrer

    December 20, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Yesterday, the California Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision (Sander v State Bar of California) in which Community Advocates’ vice president, Joe Hicks, was one of the two individual plaintiffs in whose favor the Court ruled. The case is an important victory in the... read on

  • A MANDELA MEMORY

    By  David A. Lehrer

    December 12, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    Amid the world wide focus on Nelson Mandela and his impact, I was reminded of an unforgettable encounter here in Los Angeles over twenty years ago between two extraordinary men---Nelson Mandela and Natan Sharansky---that I was privileged to be a small part of.

    Tom Tugend of the... read on

  • AN ENERGY GAME CHANGER

    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 5, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    Today’s Wall Street Journal has an eye opening op/ed by George Shultz, a giant of recent American history. Former Secretary of State Shultz has an unparalleled resume ---he is one of only two individuals in American history to have served in four different cabinet positions. He is... read on

  • ENCOUNTER HISTORY

    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 4, 2013 | 11:26 am

    A few months ago, this blog wrote about the planned display of the Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa. The Cylinder has been on view since October 2 and will remain there until December 2. Considering that it is the first declaration of religious liberty in Western history, it's a... read on

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