Archive for February, 2014

Tom Bradley’s Los Angeles

Posted on February 15, 2014 by

With its dominant anti-union business class, racist and brutal police force and bigoted and provincial mayor, Los Angeles was a backwater city through the early 1970s. Its transition to a world-class, cosmopolitan, diverse and liberal metropolitan region began 40 years ago with the election of Tom Bradley, an African-American former LAPD officer who built an [...]

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Tea Party Populists

Posted on February 6, 2014 by

End corporate welfare.  Oppose candidates in the pocket of big business.  Don’t let the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tell you how to vote. Sounds like a message from the American Left. But look again.  It’s the radical populist wing of the tea party. Watch – if you can – this talk by tea party honcho [...]

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Oh Henry!

Posted on February 1, 2014 by

What Henry Waxman figured out Was how to have a lot of clout Raising funds from Westside Jews The question was how best to use A seat in Congress all his own Though many there were better known He understood right off the bat How influence took more than that With friend and colleague Howard [...]

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