GUEST INTERVIEW – The University of Southern California is such a remarkable pillar of the educational community.
LA Federal Judge Advances Trailer Park Fraud Lawsuit
AFFORDABLE HOUSING POLITICS - A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that a mobile home park investment fraud civil lawsuit, which I described in an earlier column as being in its "early days," can move ahead.
Affordable Housing Getting Crunched
AFFORDABLE HOUSING POLITICS - Maybe you have noticed that across SoCal and all over the great Golden State, a new state law is taking effect in an effort to increase the state’s affordable housing stock.
Roaming Charges: Runaway Sons of the Nuclear A-Bomb
GUEST COMMENTARY - I’m a streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
Should All World Leaders Be Comedians First
ESSAY - Should all world leaders be former comedians? If Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is any indication, it’s an option worth considering.
A Recipe For More Death And Destruction
GUEST COMMENTARY - The killing spree of eleven Israelis by Palestinian terrorists does nothing but severely damage the Palestinians’ cause, deepen the hatred and mistrust between Israelis and Palestinians, and makes the prospect of finding a solution to their conflict ever more remote
The Money Trail: Ginni Thomas Emails to Overturn Biden’s Election Leads to Charles Koch
2020 ELECTION CONSPIRACY - The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Bob Costa of CBS News have unleashed a fury of renewed interest in the work of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Films Reviewed, Two California Hustlers: King Richard and Licorice Pizza
ENTERTAINMENT WATCH - Do you have to be crazy to make it in California?
Democracy is Born From Tyranny -Plato
THE VIEW FROM HERE - The Founding Fathers knew that two forms of government pose a deadly threat to individual inalienable rights: (1) Monarchy and (2) Democracy, although few Americans realize it, the Declaration of Independence left the form of government unspecified.
Stop This Imperialist War
GUEST COMMENTARY - I would encourage many online “leftists” to try a lot harder not to come off as Vladimir Putin bootlickers...
War’s End in Kyiv
WAR WATCH - I am under no illusions that President Vladimir Putin will ever negotiate terms of peace, at least not in good faith.
Let's Call the West’s Bias Over Ukraine for What It Is—Blatant Racism
GUEST COMMENTARY - Irony does not come darker than last weekend's statement from Richard Oppenheim, British ambassador to Yemen.
Showing Up to Make a Difference
GUEST COMMENTARY - In his book The Division of Light and Power, Dennis Kucinich makes the point that sometimes battles are won just by showing your face.
Let The People of California Solve the State’s Homelessness Crisis
GUEST WORDS - Dear Governor Newsom,
The Martyrdom of Leonora Camner
COMMENTARY - On Friday, February 18, Santa Monica city housing commissioner, Leonora Camner, ruefully announced on Twitter: “Getting kicked off the housing commission because I advocate for housing.”
Selling Off California: The Untold Story
NEW BOOK - Housing Is A Human Right has proudly released a must-read book for understanding the powerful alliances and devastating policies that fuel the housing affordability and homelessness crises in California.
Bernie Sanders Wants Your Ideas
INTRO FROM LIZ AMSDEN - Whether you are Democrat, Republican or Independent, most politicians you know are probably pretty good at telling you what they do and what you should do.
Ukraine And The Nuclear Paradox
GUEST WORDS - Somewhere out there in the geopolitical wilderness of Eastern Europe, two powerful beasts stalk each other. One of them is good. One of them is evil. The future of all life on this planet is at stake.
Banned Books Should Be Required Reading
ANTI CRITICAL RACE THEORY - In January, a Tennessee county school board voted unanimously to ban Maus, a graphic novel by Art Spiegelamn about his parents’ experience in Auschwitz, from school classrooms.
Government Contracting: the Next Big Battleground for a More Equal America?
LABOR VIEW - Some companies in the United States today routinely do despicable things to their workers.
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
GUEST WORDS - Vladimir Putin is not Russia and he is not “the Russians.”