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.
GELFAND’S WORLD - A hard piece to write, because it ultimately comes down to excitement over a wonderful production with only two performances remaining.
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.
GELFAND’S WORLD - As I mentioned in a previous column, we will be having the annual neighborhood council congress this Saturday, September 24.
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.
GELFAND’S WORLD - The news media have been floating the question as to whether prosecuting Donald Trump would be too divisive.
GELFAND’S WORLD - It's been a long time coming. The longest reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom has died at 96.
GELFAND’S WORLD - My opening story is from southern Kentucky and is from a couple of years ago.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Get The Picture? It's the defining moment of the Trump era.
GELFAND’S WORLD - A hint or a clue: We will know that Donald Trump is seriously concerned over the top secret documents he kept in Mar a Lago if Republicans in the congress suddenly start talking about closing down the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Many people have said that Donald Trump is merely the symptom of an underlying malady, that the problems were there when he decided to take advantage of them and will continue to exist if he retires or is otherwise rendered incapable of running for reelection.
GELFAND’S WORLD - It is my considered opinion that the City of Los Angeles is about to open itself to a libel action based on the conduct of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.
GELFAND’S WORLD - We've been discussing the rude way that the City of Los Angeles has been mistreating its neighborhood councils.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Back in the 1990s, I listened to Rush Limbaugh once in a while. One morning, he had Dixie Lee Ray on his show.
GELFAND’S WORLD - In the congress, Republicans have violated taboos, traditions, and principles in order to prevent the Democrats from achieving legislative success, and out of all their skullduggery, we have the current Supreme Court.
GELFAND’S WORLD - One side says that the presidential election was stolen. Another side says that it was not.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Theoreticians and sociologists have figured out that some changes don't build up gradually, but hit all at once, hence the term "tipping point."
GELFAND’S WORLD - A dying father shielded his son from bullets, while politicians defended the right of the killer to buy them.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Donald Trump did not preserve and defend the Constitution. He purposely endangered not only the public, but the Constitution itself.
GELFAND’S WORLD - Let's begin with this question: Is it even a bad thing that the Supreme Court has lost the respect of the American people?
GELFAND’S WORLD - Let's start on a tangent, the invention of ice cream. I don't know exactly who first figured out how to mix cream and sugar and ground ice, but at some point there was ice cream.