A Joyous Crowd Hugs & Fist Bumps After the Tosca Performance
GELFAND’S WORLD - So what's new when it comes to powerful men extorting sexual favors from attractive women?
The West Needs to Give Putin a Good Flushing
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,
Is Liberalism the End of Civilization?
GELFAND’S WORLD - In the election we just had, a few Republicans continued to argue that it would be impossible for them to lose in a fair count.
Don't Sign on The Dotted Line
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.
How To Force Reform in LA City Government
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.
LA Election in Slow Motion
GELFAND’S WORLD - The voters of Los Angeles are demonstrably fed up. The proof is the slow motion bloodbath in recent elections when it comes to incumbents.
The Midterms: Was It A Miracle Or Just A Dodged Bullet?
GELFAND’S WORLD - There is a lot to say, because a lot has happened.
Making Sense of the Election, and Other Things
GELFAND’S WORLD - That red wave or, as I preferred to call it, the red tide, failed to appear on Election night.
Some Useful Choices I Wish We Had on the Ballot
GELFAND’S WORLD - There is very little left to say about this election. Caruso has run another umpteen million dollars worth of television ads.
LA City Council Up For Grabs
GELFAND’S WORLD - For the first time in maybe forever, Los Angeles will resemble a European parliamentary democracy for a few weeks.
Republicans Threaten to Cut Off Aid to Ukraine
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.
Score Card for City Council Members. Not Looking Good.
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.
Is There A Prosecutable Case Against LA’s Redistricting Based On The Martinez-De Leon-Cedillo Meeting?
GELFAND’S WORLD - So these are the people who want me to take mandatory training about my implicit bias.
Resignations. Then What? And CA AG to Investigate Redistricting
GELFAND’S WORLD - What's the over-under for Kevin de Leon's resignation? One colleague of mine has it down for Friday.
What CA Prop 29 is About
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.
Proposition 27 Is Another Con. Vote NO On Both the Sports Betting Initiatives.
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.
A Respite From All the Doom and Gloom
GELFAND’S WORLD - A hard piece to write, because it ultimately comes down to excitement over a wonderful production with only two performances remaining.
Prop 26: The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth
GELFAND’S WORLD - My television set is full of ads supporting or opposing the dueling gambling initiatives on the ballot, known as Propositions 26 and 27.
Saturday's Congress, Everything You Need to Know About How LA Runs
GELFAND’S WORLD - As I mentioned in a previous column, we will be having the annual neighborhood council congress this Saturday, September 24.
Fight City Hall And Win: The Saturday September 24 Neighborhood Congress Will Be Online
GELFAND’S WORLD - Each year there is a citywide event for all neighborhood council participants and for members of the public who have an interest in our many topics.