Dick Price: To help voters sort through the 13 candidates vying to represent this Los Angeles district, community activists organized a candidates forum featuring 8 candidates that drew a packed-house audience of more than 200.
Dick Price: Too regularly, a particular shooting will rise above the noise, catching our attention because of who got shot or how many were killed or, increasingly, if some part of the carnage was captured on film.
At first blush, progressives who want a police department more responsive to the communities it’s supposed to serve would want to cheer that move, right?
California Democrats, at least in many cases, are showing political figures around the country that a progressive agenda can be proposed and defended, provided an engaged electorate is behind them, urging them forward.
Dick Price: You imagine him sitting in his pajamas on the edge of his bed, tweeting away at 5 a.m. with only a drowsy bodyguard for company, as Melania has the good sense to stay hundreds of miles away in New York City, polishing her nails and wondering if she should have just stayed in Slovenia.
Dick Price: Besides being a masterfully conceived, thoroughly engaging film, what makes “First Daughter” so moving is the heartening solution it offers in these dark times.
Dick Price: “We’re at the precipice of determining what kind of city we want to have. Do we really want to be another San Francisco or New York, where only the very rich can afford to live?”
Dick Price: A recent Latino Decisions poll tells a fascinating anti-establishment tale, putting Carmona first in favorability with 73% to Gomez’s third-place finish with 69%.
Dick Price: In looking at the statement Martin Luther King Jr., made famous: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” you consider the profound step backwards fellow Americans made in electing a race-baiter and scapegoater, and you think, well, that arc must be very long indeed. But Maybe Richard and Mildred Loving can teach us a thing or two.
hen we launched the most recent LA Progressive survey —and when most people had filled it out—the Clinton Machine seemed to have found its footing at last, with Hillary gliding to a telling victory on November 8th. But then FBI Director James Comey announced that his G-men would again be digging into Clinton’s emails—or those […]
Dick Price: Today, let’s look directions Donald Trump and his family might find themselves in two years.
or greater insight into the performance of elected officials, the LA Progressive often relies on legislative scorecards. We’ve all seen these legislative report cards—they’re designed to give readers a snapshot of the performance of their officeholders. A quick Google search will turn up quite a few of these scorecards on a host of issues. Planned […]
Dick Price: But they’re not the ones who are going to decide this election. No, that will be people in the middle, independents, disaffected voters who don’t follow the issues closely, who grab their impressions from little snippets on the tube.