Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: The Navy acknowledged that they were wrong and we were right. And they didn’t ask for confidentially about the payment. Melanie has the absolute right to speak out about how she stood up for her rights.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Perhaps not unexpectedly, the mapping project shows that some few neighborhoods—mostly heavily Black and Brown ones—account for huge percentages of L.A. County’s nearly billion-dollar jail budget.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: “I had planned to cover the history of LGBT rights in America, with some international focus as well,” said Nathan, a South Africa native who volunteers virtually full time with the African Human Rights Coalition.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: the contest to become the next LAPD Chief is both more complex and less involving: complex because it requires a three-step City Hall appointment process, but less involving because voters have no direct voice at any critical step.
As they did last time, voters will have access to a simple A+ to F grading system. But they’ll also be able to dig deeper to see which bills were deemed crucial for grading their state senator’s or assemblymember’s performance.
After asking what panel sessions people attended, we asked four key questions: What worked, what didn’t work, what could we do better, and would you attend next year?
This November, in partnership with our friends at the Left Forum, the LA Progressive will be hosting the first ever Left Coast Forum in Los Angeles.
Dee Steel: We are now in a horrible mess. Leadership appears more concerned with remaining in control than in their real job of focusing on our needs and citizen desires.
Around here, the betting is that he can’t make six months at this rate before he blows a gasket, or the Republican-led Congress manages to push him aside, or his own Justice Department brings charges.
Walter M. Brasch, newspaper reporter, journalism professor, author—and for more than seven years a contributor to LA Progressive—passed away nearly two weeks ago in Bloomsbury, Pennsylvania, where he had lived for many years with his wife and sometimes coauthor, Rosemary.
What remains necessary is instead rather too simple for sophisticates and analysts to drool over: common-sense candidates focusing on delivering basic common-sense messages
My wife’s physician had a most important message for my morale which I urge you to bear in mind: ‘Yes, your wife is very sick. Remember, YOU are NOT sick!’
Jaime O’Neill: It boggles my mind how often I see “progressives” doing this kind of work in ways that largely write little chapters of discontent for the right wing narrative.