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The World As It Is

By  David A. Lehrer

September 23, 2014 | 12:27 pm

I began writing this blog late last week with the intent to focus on some good news amid the dreary news that has dominated the headlines over the past few... More.

  • An academic ego run amok

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 27, 2014 | 12:42 pm

    I have been a close reader of the news, opinion pieces and general commentaries on current events for decades. When I was with the Anti-Defamation... More.

  • Ideology vs Reason

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 7, 2014 | 11:06 am

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 

    Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute recently published a report, “Illusion of Justice: Human... More.

  • Fanaticism Has a Price

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 31, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Our recent blog, the “Numbers Racket,” regarding the “civilian” casualties count in Gaza merits a follow-up. The fanaticism that animates Hamas reflects... More.

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  • The Numbers Racket

    By  David A. Lehrer

    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... More.

  • Some Good News Amid the Horrid

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 18, 2014 | 4:18 pm

    Thursday was an unusual news day with two major stories dominating virtually all news outlets---the Malaysian airliner which was shot down over the... More.

  • Whose Guarding the Henhouse?

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 10, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    As readers of this blog know, Community Advocates has been active in focusing attention on actions in Sacramento that seem to belie logic, data and good... More.

  • LEGISLATION AS GESTURE

    By  David A. Lehrer

    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,... More.

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