GELFAND’S WORLD--Half of all the presidential impeachments in the history of the United States are owned by Donald J. Trump.
PLANNING WATCH-By State of California law and the City of Los Angeles Charter, Los Angeles must prepare, adopt, maintain, and monitor its General Plan, even though its chapters (i.e. elements) on infrastructure and public services are over 50 years old.
OTHER WORDS-Donald Trump won’t be around forever. But the political crises his attacks on democracy have caused will outlive his one-term presidency.
ANALYSIS-The right-wing demonstration turned violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was a spectacle, complete with Confederate flags and a QAnon shaman in red-white-and-blue face paint.
LEANING RIGHT--Sometimes I wonder if our nation really wants to get through this pandemic and put it in our collective rear-view mirror. Maybe some of us like the masks, the lockdowns, the social distancing, and the economic misery.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING--While many billionaires have only gotten richer during the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of renters, in California and throughout the country, are facing an economic disaster that may impact their lives for years to come.
CLIMATE POLITICS-Early this new year, the Alliance of World Scientists (13,700 strong) delivered a biting report, not mincing words:
EASTSIDER-It is clear to everyone who lives here that Los Angeles (City and County) is the new national epicenter for COVID-19 and its variants. So how did we hunker down over the holidays?
DEPLORABLES AND IMPEACHMENT-Anyone who thinks that the populist working class movement that Donald Trump nurtured is going to go away if he is impeached and found guilty does not understand the half of America who voted for him.
EASTSIDER-Readers may remember the mess back in 2019 over having the ADEM AD51 delegate elections over in Boyle Heights.
ONE MAN’S OPINION--As the House Dems and a few GOP move to impeach Donald Trump for his attempt to overthrow the US government,
HEALTH POLITICS--The saying “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” reflects our current response to the COVID-19 surge disaster.