Eric A. Gordon: Last weekend, during the Los Angeles Times-USC Festival of Books, a vast literary event which took place on campus, a Tent City at USC appeared on Jefferson Blvd. just outside the campus gates.
Eric A. Gordon: Omar committed the cardinal sin of daring to say out loud what every member of Congress knows, that AIPAC funnels significant campaign contributions to politicians who will unconditionally support to Israel’s priorities.
Eric A. Gordon: Members of the public, and the teachers themselves, had to ask why it took a painful, costly strike affecting 600,000 students and their families, to achieve what might have been won by bargaining any time over the 20 months since the expiration of the last contract.
Eric A. Gordon: Teachers did not walk alone: They had parents there and lots of their students and members of the community, all willing to get a little wet to support the cause of public education in America.
Eric A. Gordon: Almost exclusively Indigenous people who were enslaved in Mexico’s colonial era, a policy with political, economic, and religious underpinning, justified by the cynical theory that the native Indians were not exactly human beings anyway.
Eric A. Gordon: Mexican citizens waiting to catch a glimpse of the new president, snapping photographs with their mobile phones, and reaching out to touch or momentarily grasp AMLO’s outstretched hand through the back window.
Eric A. Gordon: As a result of the historic outcome of the 2018 midterm elections, new vistas for resistance and change have opened up on state and federal levels.
Eric A. Gordon: The insinuation is that Jews, owing to their family and business ties reaching across continents, are uniquely positioned to subvert the legitimate, wholesome national aspirations of decent, innocent, pious Christians.
Eric A. Gordon: Rouda calls his opponent “a man who puts partisanship and loyalty to Trump ahead of law enforcement efforts to get to the bottom of corruption and election tampering.”
Eric A. Gordon: The partisan Nunes is considered by many to be Trump’s Number 1 lapdog in Congress. He voted against the DREAM Act, for Trump’s wall, to dismantle Medicare and privatize Social Security, and to slash taxes for corporations and the rich.
Eric A. Gordon: Nationally, Donald Trump took 53 percent of the 50-plus vote, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 44 percent. There wasn’t a significant difference in voting patterns between voters ages 50-64 and those 65-plus.
Eric A. Gordon: Porter and her fellow Democratic challengers aim to send an unmistakable message to the nation: “We’re looking to win not 23 seats, but 33—or 43.”
Eric A. Gordon: This second year of this city’s Left Coast Forum (LCF) kept coming around to the themes of race and class—in plenary sessions, breakout panels, in the cultural offerings, and in the lively display area where left activists of all stripes hosted booths promoting their points of view and products.