MY TURN--America is plagued by two similar phenomena, corruption and Corruptionism, and it is important for voters to distinguish between the two.
PLANNING WATCH-Political pundits have found a path to job security.
POLITICS AND THE COURT--Donald Trump’s disgraced lawyer, Roy Cohn famously said, "F*** the law, who’s the judge!"
FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS-If you are wondering how your tax dollars are spent on addressing the homeless crisis in Santa Monica, do not ask the City as they would likely not be able to answer.
MINIMUM WAGE-Opponents of raising the minimum wage have seized on a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office that estimated that increasing it to $15 an hour by 2025 would cause 1.4 million Americans to lose their jobs.
CALBUZZ-Recent focus on the deranged views voiced by U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor (Marge) Greene has elevated “QAnon” to a household word.
THE DOCTOR IS IN--Sometimes I wonder if this nation really does want to get on with our lives and past this pandemic...or at least whether its political leadership wishes to resolve and move on from this dreadful interruption in all of our lives.
TALKING TRANSIT-I began riding buses in 1992 to reduce my share of pollution-producing driving
GELFAND’S WORLD--It's a striking pair of photos. Here is Nikolai Yezhov standing next to Joseph Stalin as they view a Moscow canal. [photo 1]
EDUCATION POLITICS-Teachers unions are under attack, as our well-founded concern for our students, their families, and yes, ourselves, is being portrayed as a political powerplay, or worse.