MARC’S ANGLE- Christie Gravitt is a 25-year veteran teacher at Artesia's ABC Unified School District.
COMMENTARY - On January 3rd of this year, the five nuclear-armed states with the largest nuclear arsenals issued a joint statement declaring that they “consider the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.”
MARC’S ANGLE - A California Republican is a rare sighting in elected office, but a quarter of the California Assembly members are Republican, and one of them is Assemblyman Heath Flora (R-Ripon), who hails from the almond capital of the world in the Central Valley.
DENIALISM - The liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman put things well on the morning of January 7, 2021, in a column titled “Appeasement Got Us Where We Are”:
WORLD WATCH - As Moscow signals its apparent readiness for war over Ukraine, the U.S. government seems determined to ignore Russia’s not-so-ridiculous concerns over the military alliances of neighboring states and the prospect of nuclear weapons on its borders.
COMMENTARY - Guess what? I direct the following insight to, among others, the U.S. Congress, which annually and without comment, with only a few objectors, passes a trillion-dollar (and growing) military budget, by far the largest such budget on Planet Earth.
VOTING RIGHTS - Trump set off a disastrous domino effect in 2020. Here are some of the biggest inaccuracies and myths being told about the Senate's vital voting rights legislation.
COMMENTARY - President Biden starts off his second year in office with a press conference, and is raked over the coals on his answers.
ANIMAL WATCH - In the past few months, there has been major progress in the fight against the torture and killing of dogs and cats in South Korea, in the Dog Meat Trade.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS - Within the next few months the Supreme Court will decide on Mississippi’s challenge to Roe V. Wade. No Court in the past 50 years would have taken this case,
THE DOCTOR IS IN - It's quite obvious that many (perhaps most) of those who read (or at least write for) CityWatch believe that the one-party ruling system of Los Angeles and California is just great.
POLITICAL GAMESMANSHIP - Sporting events have been seen as virtually sacred by many.
RACIAL RECKONINGS - If you got burnout from circulating the same book list on how to be an antiracist to your white colleagues and friends, here’s a story that might just restore your hope in the definition and practice of true allyship.