HOUSING POLITICS-“Today,” tweeted California Yimby staffer Louis Mirante on September 28, 2020, “the Gov signed 3 Ca YIMBY-sponsored bills. That’s more than any other housing organization successfully sponsored this year.”
FUNDAMENTALIST DANGER-Imagine that there was a woman who had agreed to submit to her husband, who in turn had submitted to the head of a sect, who had in fact matched them, both part of a sect where there was no dividing line between personal and private life, because everything — everything — was done as a crusade for God, and if you weren’t one of the pure, you were going straight to hell.
VIEW FROM HERE-Americans love polls. They love for their opinions to be asked and then written down.
GELFAND’S WORLD—(Political Perspective: Center Left) When the editor of CityWatch asked me to be the other side of Jack Humphreville’s ballot recommendations, I wondered a bit about calling us left and right.
LEANING RIGHT--If you want to vote for Joe Biden or Donald Trump, then vote for your guy.
GUEST WORDS-“The intellectuals cast a veil over the dictatorial character of bourgeois democracy not least by presenting democracy as the absolute opposite of fascism, not as just another natural phase of it where the bourgeois dictatorship is revealed in a more open form.”
– Bertolt Brecht
EDUCATION POLITICS--School board candidate Marilyn Koziatek’s ties to groups promoting discrimination against LGBTQ people and families and to those defrauding and coercing pregnant women raises concerns about her fitness for office.
OTHER WORDS-Although the United States hails itself as a bastion of representative democracy, voting regulations suppress the vote even in a normal year — and even more so during the pandemic.
DECISION 2020--1990, I moved to LA to attend the American Film Institute; only 1 of 6 in the producing program’s second year and the sole Woman of Color producer.
@THE GUSS REPORT-How corrupt is Los Angeles City Attorney Michael Nelson Feuer?
PERSPECTIVE-The armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been in the local news lately.