GELFAND’S WORLD - So what's new when it comes to powerful men extorting sexual favors from attractive women?
GELFAND’S WORLD - In considering the points I will make below, I find that the inevitable conclusion is that the United States and the European countries need to maintain the sanctions on Russia for at least the next 3 years,
GELFAND’S WORLD - They're back. We haven't even finished counting the votes from the last election, but the signature gatherers are back at the front door of Vons.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Here's the two-sentence summary: We can win real reform by doing it ourselves. Don't expect any help from the City Council or the Mayor.
GELFAND’S WORLD - That red wave or, as I preferred to call it, the red tide, failed to appear on Election night.
GELFAND’S WORLD - For the first time in maybe forever, Los Angeles will resemble a European parliamentary democracy for a few weeks.
GELFAND’S WORLD - While we've been squabbling over who is to blame for inflation and gas prices, the Ukraine War has mostly been ignored on the nightly news and in American politics. This is a mistake.
GELFAND’S WORLD - The phone rang in the late afternoon. It was another campaign call for a local City Council candidate. This was the third or the fourth, but the caller was willing to listen to me, and out of our conversation came one realization.
GELFAND’S WORLD - What's the over-under for Kevin de Leon's resignation? One colleague of mine has it down for Friday.
GELFAND’S WORLD - So these are the people who want me to take mandatory training about my implicit bias.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Proposition 29 has little going for it other than it has the support of the California Democratic Party and of the union that paid signature gatherers to get it put on your ballot.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Television advertising on ballot initiatives has one strange characteristic. The ads never tell you exactly what it is that the initiative does.
GELFAND’S WORLD - A hard piece to write, because it ultimately comes down to excitement over a wonderful production with only two performances remaining.