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31. When Shouldn't Becomes Can't: We Can No Longer Ignore Legal and Scientific Truths! 
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--With issues from overdensification to homeless to transportation, we're no longer in the position to debate whether we can tolerate too much densification, inadequate health resources ...
Created on 30 March 2020
32. The COVID-19 Numbers Go Viral, and So Must Our Response
(Corona Watch)
ALPERN AT LARGE--It's no secret that the numbers for the viral infections, exposure, and deaths to the COVID-19 Coronavirus are going UP. It's also no secret that our nation's debt and financial obligati ...
Created on 26 March 2020
33. My Corona—a Poem
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--(Sung to the tune of “My Sharona” by The Knack, with apologies to Berton Averre and the late Doug Fieger—I’m under the delusion that I have a knack for this sort of thing)    Ooh ...
Created on 23 March 2020
34. Come What May, China is NOT Our Friend
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--It's normal to find the need to blame someone, or some entity, for a given crisis. It's also normal to misplace the blame and lose focus as to how to respond to a crisis or prevent a futu ...
Created on 19 March 2020
35. Come What May, China is NOT Our Friend
(DC WIRED)
ALPERN AT LARGE--It's normal to find the need to blame someone, or some entity, for a given crisis. It's also normal to misplace the blame and lose focus as to how to respond to a crisis or prevent a futu ...
Created on 19 March 2020
36. Beyond the Crazy: Five Take-Home Lessons from the Coronavirus Crisis
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Despite my best hopes for our nation avoiding a panic, as evidenced at our grocery stores, it appears that as individuals Americans are panicking as much as Wall Street.   Whether ...
Created on 16 March 2020
37. Beyond the Crazy: Five Take-Home Lessons from the Coronavirus Crisis
(DC WIRED)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Despite my best hopes for our nation avoiding a panic, as evidenced at our grocery stores, it appears that as individuals Americans are panicking as much as Wall Street.   Whether ...
Created on 16 March 2020
38. What the Heck IS It with You California-Hating Wieners in Sacramento?
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--What IS it with Scott Wiener (and his enabling state senators and assembly members in Sacramento) who, after his latest attempt at making environmental scofflaws enabled to kill our state' ...
Created on 12 March 2020
39. Time After Time: Keep Daylight Saving Time and Preserve Our Health!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Again, we lost an hour of sleep last Saturday night. So, while we're miserable in the morning, we're thrilled in the evenings with more light, productivity, and better spirits. Great...n ...
Created on 09 March 2020
40. Educate the Education Elite: Stop Shaking Down the Taxpayers!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Both the credibility of California's Education Elites, and the Governor and accompanying Political Elites who enable them, just hit rock bottom.   The inappropriately named Propositio ...
Created on 05 March 2020
41. Stock Markets May Panic Over the Coronavirus, But YOU Shouldn't
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Make no bones about it--the Coronavirus from China, a.k.a. COVID-19, is serious. But it's only a NEW type of virus that (along every with OTHER new virus throughout human history) i ...
Created on 02 March 2020
42. Generic Drug Execs are Still Killing It … and Us!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--The cost of health care can and should remain a high priority for this nation's upcoming election cycle, although those running for higher office too often don't appear to have a grip  ...
Created on 27 February 2020
43. The Not-So-Secret Secret: Greed-Laced Planners are Killing Transportation Infrastructure
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE:-The rightful analogy of LA City (and County, and by extension the State) Planning to Transportation is one where the earner (Transportation/Infrastructure) gets a 25% raise, and then the ...
Created on 24 February 2020
44. ‘Made in China’: Not Just Manufacturing, but a Monopolistic Empire that Threatens Us All
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--There are a few things that some of President Trump's most ardent opponents will concede that they agree with that Orange Man in the White House--not the least of which is that China i ...
Created on 20 February 2020
45. ‘Made in China’: Not Just Manufacturing, but a Monopolistic Empire that Threatens Us All
(DC WIRED)
ALPERN AT LARGE--There are a few things that some of President Trump's most ardent opponents will concede that they agree with that Orange Man in the White House--not the least of which is that China i ...
Created on 20 February 2020
46. The Emperor Still Has No Clothes: Eric the ‘Green’ is NOT an Environmentalist
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Still looking for your next gig, huh, Eric? Senator? County Supervisor? Governor? Lobbyist?  Yep, count me in as someone who remembered you in your first term after voting you in, ...
Created on 13 February 2020
47. Affordability & Homelessness: Can’t Get the Right Answers if We Ask the Wrong Questions
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--One way of preventing the answers to a problem is to ask all sorts of questions to distract the questioner and keep him/her stumbling off-balance.    Often the distractor, usually ...
Created on 10 February 2020
48. SB 50 is Dead (Again) So Can We Get Back to Helping the Middle Class?
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--State Senators Scott Weiner and Toni Atkins have been defeated yet again in their attempts to destroy California, and create a zoning/planning nightmarish, hellish, environmental wasteland.  ...
Created on 06 February 2020
49. Good Job, Don Le-Mon, You Just Re-Elected the Orange Teflon Don!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Some folks reading this will immediately decry the "Le-Mon" in this title, and they should--this well-known, prominent anchor properly pronounces his name as "Don Lemon"...like the frui ...
Created on 03 February 2020
50. The Fight for Affordable Housing Is Just as Important Here in LA!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--So why fight the good fight in L.A. against State Senator Atkins, Governor Newsom, State Senator Scott Wiener, and all the other Democratic (and Republican, too--you know you are!) corrupted ...
Created on 30 January 2020