DEEGAN ON LA-“We are never going to get our planet back to the way it was,” exclaimed 16-year-old Claremont high school student Sofia Cervantes, whose role model is 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Greta Thunberg (photo above).
PHARMA POLITICS-Congress and other decision makers need to act now to bring back to the United States the manufacturing of not only our prescription drugs and our over-the-counter medications, but even more importantly, the precursor chemicals used in the manufacturing of those medications.
GELFAND’S WORLD--I walked into Fry's Electronics in Manhattan Beach on Saturday afternoon. My first clue that something was amiss was that the parking lot was nearly empty.
CLIMATE POLITICS--A home burns as the River Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex, moves through the area on July 31, 2018 in Lakeport, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
ONE MAN’S OPINION-Since few of us recall pre-World War II America, we know of no time when America was not the leader of the Free World.
BUSINESS POLITICS-Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of being leery of a fast-talking huckster who visited his home: “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons,” Emerson exclaimed.
NEW GEOGRAPHY-The term “useful idiot,” often credited to Vladimir Lenin, applies to people supporting a cause or movement injurious to their own self-interest.
@THE GUSS REPORT-In my recent return to 790-KABC, I told host Peter Tilden that LA City Council president Herb Wesson’s campaign to become an LA County Supervisor poses an existential threat to Los Angeles because Wesson – a career politician who has been in his current gig since January 12, 2012 – deserves most of the blame for the myriad crises facing the city, most of which are far worse now than then. (Photo above: LA Times.)
PERSPECTIVE--Earlier this year, a number of wealthy parents, celebrities, and college prep coaches were accused of offering large bribes to elite universities in order to get their children into schools they didn’t qualify for.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-Family therapists know that families often ignore the elephant in the living room.