POLITICS AND THE COURT--Donald Trump’s disgraced lawyer, Roy Cohn famously said, "F*** the law, who’s the judge!"
HELP FOR HOMELESS-At tomorrow’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Kathryn Barger will introduce a motion, coauthored by Chair Hilda L. Solis, that looks to identify commercial real estate property across Los Angeles County that could be repurposed for critically needed temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness as well as for long term affordable housing.
MY TURN--Fund raisers on the Right and on the Left know that the best way to raise vast sums of money is to claim an existential threat to their base.
GELFAND’S WORLD--"There are two numbers you need to know about climate change. The first is 51 billion. The other is zero."
CALBUZZ-Recent focus on the deranged views voiced by U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor (Marge) Greene has elevated “QAnon” to a household word.
EDUCATION POLITICS — On Feb. 10, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer rejected District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino and District 1 Councilman Gil Cedillo’s motion to sue the Los Angeles Unified School District to force the unsafe reopening of school campuses (“in-person instruction immediately”) even as more variants are found spreading in the community that are far more contagious than the original coronavirus.
CLIMATE POLITICS-Ecocide is the destruction of large areas of the natural environment as a consequence of human activity.
ENERGY POLITICS-The powerful oil industry lobby in California in 2020 spent less on lobbying in California than it did in 2019,
EDUCATION POLITICS-Teachers unions are under attack, as our well-founded concern for our students, their families, and yes, ourselves, is being portrayed as a political powerplay, or worse.
THE DOCTOR IS IN--Is it possible to demand our schools reopen while being adamantly pro-teacher/education?