ElectionsVote As California goes to the primary polls on the day this piece appears – Tuesday, June 7, 2016 -- have you had some time to think about why so many Americans are angry this campaign year? Why ar(more..)

ElectionsVote I write this piece on the eve of Cameron Smyth returning to the world of public service.  To refresh, still in his twenties, Smyth was the youngest City Council member in the young city of Santa (more..)

ElectionsVote Some years ago, the great New York architect Philip Johnson as well as other modernist building designers such as Edward Larrabee Barnes and I. M. Pei set out to create a glass theme for the American (more..)

ElectionsVote It didn’t take me too many years of working in New York City to see that the crime of mugging had its own political correctness.  The perps who make a living by mugging innocent people on t(more..)

ElectionsVote Back in the stupid year of 1975, when Indo-China was taken over by some of the most murderous communists in history, and I was living and working on Manhattan Island in New York City, one of my regula(more..)

ElectionsVote No one really does this, but why don’t visit Russia for a few minutes to watch in a Russian classroom an instructor teaching a course in Shakespeare?   The first aspect of this experie(more..)

ElectionsVote Welcome to Square One. If you have baseball memories at all, you know that this time last year we Southern California major-league fans were on this same Square One with an enormous season spread befo(more..)

ElectionsVote (This is the second of a two-part series.) It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that if a teacher brings very little energy into a lesson, it’s not much of a lesson.  Just as a l(more..)

ElectionsVote (First of a two-part commentary) Just as I was pondering how to begin this article on “When online schooling makes schools obsolete,” I got a call from my 25-year-old daughter telling me s(more..)

ElectionsVote Hollywood is surely as good an influence as anything that affects America’s twists and turns.  And so there was one movie some years ago that anticipated some upheaval in America mathematic(more..)