CONNECTING CALIFORNIA-As California’s March 3 presidential primaries approach, I survey the field of candidates and ask myself: Will this country really accept a president who makes history, a president who breaks longstanding barriers of bigotry, a president who challenges our deepest biases about the identities of our leaders?
ONE MAN’S OPINION--The coven of evil, which holds sway over the Los Angeles County Probate- Conservatorship court, is not limited to Judge Elizabeth Lippitt nor is it confined to Los Angeles County.
@THE GUSS REPORT-On May 21, 2014, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz and his colleagues issued proclamations to widely respected homeless dog rescue Bark ‘n’ Bitches as the very first storefront pet rescue in the City of Los Angeles.
WAGING PEACE---Just one month into a new decade, we face an ever-increasing risk of nuclear apocalypse.
AT LENGTH--On the day before President Trump’s State of the Union speech, Rep. Adam Schiff in his closing arguments for conviction on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress gave the following argument. It’s probably one of the most historic speeches of Schiff’s career:
ESSAY--The plight of impoverished children anywhere should evoke sympathy, exemplifying as it does the suffering of the innocent and defenseless.
ALPERN AT LARGE--Some folks reading this will immediately decry the "Le-Mon" in this title, and they should--this well-known, prominent anchor properly pronounces his name as "Don Lemon"...like the fruit.
CLIMATE POLITICS-A radical call to action has never been more vital than today, as the abomination of capitalism known as neoliberalism tears apart society from stem to stern, continuing the grand experiment that originated under the watchful eyes and vision of aristocratic plantation-owners like Washington and Jefferson as wealthy patriots.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-While we assign dates to such events as the beginning and death of a nation, the reality is that such dates are usually significant events which seem representative of the social, political or economic changes that have occurred over a longer period of time.
GUEST WORDS--Last week, SB 50 (housing development legislation) failed to pass out of the State Legislature, but it may be back again before we know it.
VIEW FROM HERE--Inspired by predictive variables in earthquake research, political historian Allan Lichtman's 1996 book, The Keys to the White House, introduced his prediction system for determining the outcome of U.S. presidential elections.