VOTING FOR GREEN SOLUTIONS-In 2018, California committed to getting all its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045.
MAN’S OPINION ONE -In a nation founded on the basis that our Republic is the best form of government to secure the inalienable rights of every individual, Angelenos prefer feudalism.
HEALTH POLITICS-Lyndon Johnson had a saying about special interests trying to get his support to pass some blatantly self-serving legislation: “They can’t make chicken salad out of chicken (bleep)!”
SCIENCE POLITICS--Science and new information about the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) was what I expected to hear from our CAL EPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld at this last Thursday’s Work Group meeting in Simi Valley.
PROGRESSIVE CAPITALISM-I went to see Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel-prize-winning economist, speak at USF last week. Lectures by economists don’t tend to fill up large rooms, but in this case, the place was packed, with a long line out the door and people bringing in extra chairs.
PLANNING WATCH-In American elections politicians veer left during campaigns to catch the attention of the electorate, which is more progressive on the issues than the two major political parties.
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 is a problem.
MY TURN-In looking at the primary race on March 3 for the office of Los Angeles District Attorney between incumbent Jackie Lacey and her challengers George Gascon and Rachel Rossi, I find it astounding that none of them are willing to deal with the critically important underlying causes for the disproportionate targeting of minorities by the DA and the LAPD.
@THE GUSS REPORT-In some other dimension, the late John Walsh, the eccentric, crusty and crotchety Dean of LA City Hall gadflies, is probably gesticulating wildly while proclaiming, “I told you so!”