OTHER WORDS-Earlier this month, famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson appeared on The Late Show, where host Stephen Colbert asked Tyson about the allegations of sexual misconduct four women had brought against him.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-Trump’s craven betrayal of the Kurds will forever stain American honor, as well as have a devastating impact on our ability to form allies forever.
HEALTHCARE ECONOMICS-What if purchasing medical products and services were like buying peanut butter? Grocery stores have several brands and varieties: smooth, chunky, old-fashioned, natural, organic, no added sugar, reduced fat, no-stir, and pre-mixed with jelly with clearly marked prices ranging from $1.75 for the store’s generic brand to $7 for the over-priced Yuppie brand.
WEALTH POLITICS--Americans are more aware than ever that America has a race problem — and, more specifically, a racial wealth divide problem.
@The GUSS REPORT-It isn’t the crime, but the cover-up. Last week, CityWatch published my latest column showing how LA Times’ City Hall reporters allow corrupt-o-crat politicians like LA City Council president Herb Wesson to dodge and screen questions even though they had good reason to explore – but didn’t – the bigger issue of whether the perpetually cash-strapped lawmaker used current and former staffers to pressure businesses for freebies and discounts for the wedding of his son, Justin Wesson, to Alexis Marin, both of whom are LA City Council aides.
AT LENGTH-Just the other day I read a story about how the government’s response to the housing crisis isn’t hitting the mark.
WORLD WATCH-A few week ago, I had an opportunity to meet with six members of the Yazidi community, including journalists and activists.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-Trump did not invent the new American value of betrayal. He is merely the most publicly acknowledged example.
NEW GEOGRAPHY-This early 1900s house, after the neighborhood had been rezoned for apartments, declined in value to $7,000 in the 1970s. Being rezoned single-family brought decades of revitalization that raised the value of neighborhood homes like this one to $700,000.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-Trump’s mental illness -- narcissistic histrionic personality disorder -- is not a defense to treason. If we allow personality disorders to become legal defenses, then psychopaths who commit war crimes will go free.
CLIMATE POLITICS-Extinction Rebellion (“XR”) has hit the world stage like a flash of light with participants in more than 70 countries -- all within one year’s time.
GUEST COMMENTARY-The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday publicly called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to immediately recuse himself from any further Department of Justice processes related to the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration's controversial dealings with Ukraine.