GELFAND’S WORLD - There is a question that should be asked of all those candidates for mayor and for the City Council. It goes like this:
GELFAND’S WORLD - The Republican approach to mass shootings is to turn the United States into an airport -- more armed guards and locked doors and metal detectors.
GELAND’S WORLD - Is there a point at which a political candidate can do so much advertising that it becomes overkill?
GELFAND’S WORLD - This is apparently what is meant by Make America Great Again: White supremacism supported by murder of the minority population.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Back in the 1960s, Garrett Hardin pointed out that the effect of anti-abortion laws isn't simply the ban of a particular form of surgery. It is compulsory pregnancy.
GELFAND’S WORLD - We seem to be in a post-Covid moment, as evidenced by the return of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
GELFAND’S WORLD - In the years following World War II, violent crime, including murders, rose swiftly and sharply.
GELFAND’S WORLD - The recent news from Ukraine and from its Russian invaders reveals an unsettling truth about our own country's political culture.
GELFAND’S WORLD - The following story was embargoed until at least Friday, but I decided to release it anyway considering its importance:
GELFAND’S WORLD - If you, like me, saw the first set of Rick Caruso for Mayor ads on television, you would have come away from them not really knowing the man.
GELFAND’S WORLD - The original idea behind the creation of neighborhood councils was actually pretty simple and at its heart, idealistic.
GELFAND’S WORLD - When you read about the history of the Cold War, the existence of nuclear weapons is the second major issue.
GELFAND’S WORLD - In his lying and making of excuses, Putin is just following in a long tradition that reached a peak in the Nazi’s use of the Big Lie.