CLIMATE POLITICS---Nick Hanauer, a self-professed capitalist billionaire, spoke at a TED conference only recently. He exposed neoliberalism’s brand of capitalism getting away with murder in plain sight.
SOUTH OF THE 10-The year was 2015 and talks of the NFL coming to Inglewood were brewing. SB Strategies, helmed by Steve Bellheumer, was tasked with putting paid canvassers on Inglewood streets to solicit support for the return of the NFL.
PLANNING WATCH-To solve a worsening problem, like homelessness, you have to ask the right questions if you intend to come up with the right answers.
ALPERN AT LARGE--As with racism, the national debt, the cost of health care, rent and living expenses, and illegal immigration, there's a long-overdue discussion to be had...
RANTZ & RAVEZ-Whatever the reason, there was a man who recently threatened to jump from a bridge along the Hollywood Freeway causing both north and south bound lanes to be shut down for 11 hours.
EASTSIDER-The two entities designed to support Neighborhood Councils – DONE and BONC -- now seem to be actively hostile toward them. Should we fix these two entities or dump them?
VIEW FROM HERE--If the chief of a fire department purposely refuses to deploy firefighters until the victims curry a personal favor, the public would view such an action as not only a violation of their professional duty but also criminally negligible.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-The main danger to the inalienable right of liberty on which the nation was founded is the concept that Might Makes Right.
CAL BUZZ-By the time the California Democratic Party weekend convention in Long Beach ended – after Not-So-Favorite Daughter Kamala Harris took the stage at “Dems, Drinks and Drag Queens”; after the Women’s Caucus gave disgraced ex-Rep. Katie Hill a standing ovation and greeted Mayor Pete Buttigieg as a rock star; after Bernie, Amy, Julian, Cory and Kamala others pitched themselves via a weird Univision forum while Joe and Liz played hooky — the bottom line was this:
TRUTHDIG--I’ve followed this issue during the campaign. Some candidates have made passing mention of the need for affordable housing, a popular issue related to homelessness.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-When a society takes a nosedive, it is not one person’s fault.