Dick Price: I struggled to watch the Republican Convention, fast-forwarding through the recordings when the “snow” got too deep. As I watch the Democrats in Charlotte, I certainly hope I see enough to recover at least a part of my enthusiasm from four years ago.
Dick Price: Because the shrapnel cut a nerve in my leg — or possibly because I was so amped up on adrenaline — I felt little pain and so was able to bandage my wound and begin returning fire.
Dick Price: In question was wether a soul-killing sentence of lifelong imprisonment with no chance of ever being released is any more humane, any more decent, any more sensible than the uncertain prospect of eventual execution on Death Row.
Dick Price: Obama showed conviction with his stances on marriage equality and justice for DREAMers — and that has paid off. We can only pray for more of the same
Dick Price: If I did it right, the patients — some still wearing old jungle boots or ragged fatigue jackets 20 years down the road — could see that I knew at least some of what they knew about Vietnam. And about drinking, too.
t’s an old saw that the Vietnam War was ended not by protests on college campuses, as dramatic as they were, nor when the political elites in the nation’s capital stopped playing with dominoes. Rather, it was only when the war’s relentless horror and pointlessness became the main topic of conversation at Rudy and June’s […]
Dick Price: When you look at the $184 million we would save each year by stopping the death penalty, wouldn’t that money be better used to keep firefighters and teachers on the job?
Dick Price: Police Chief Charlie Beck announced new guidelines to his officers for dealing with transgendered men and women designed to make his force more professional and sensitive to the needs of all communities within the city.
Dick Price: We can surely guess that you, me, and our neighbors down the street are not likely to shoulder any part of the responsibility ourselves. No, we’ll focus our attention on these two bad seeds, these misfits perpetrating unthinkable crimes, these alien beings so unlike us.
Dick Price: Veterans who gathered last week in San Diego were eager to find out what California’s political leaders might do about the alarming rates of homelessness, unemployment, suicide, and disability among the state’s veterans.
Dick Price: Occupiers expressed satisfaction that their concerns had been heard by Wells Fargo leaders, but frustration that little concrete action had been taken and no promises made for future steps.
As we gear up for the long march to November’s election, many of us are struggling with this choice about the Obama campaign, prompting us to launch our LA Progressive survey last Saturday.
Dick Price: With no commutes to bookend our days — other than the walk down the hall to our office in our home — and no workmates other than each other to remind us that it’s time for lunch or time to leave for the day, we found ourselves working nonstop from morning to night on LA Progressive and its companion, Hollywood Progressive.