ElectionsVote We have already in my previous column waded through a journalistic observation of young people who generally do not like human beings.  But that hardly means that they are bravely independent of (more..)

ElectionsVote As I was starting to put together a new book called “How to Like a Human Being,” which is now available in paperback at Amazon Books, the first thing I thought about were the kids who gene(more..)

ElectionsVote You may wonder – as I have asked myself – why so many fine Californian families have opted to remove their very promising student children from state public schools.  These parents ma(more..)

ElectionsVote This will be hard to believe, but believe it anyway.  One day when lesson plans were all mixed up in a high school class I was teaching I was about to assign the class a favorite essay subject of(more..)

ElectionsVote With the entire cultural overflow that comes from the nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratories, there are few communities better suited to have their young people virtually spending summer days in outer spa(more..)

ElectionsVote It has been said that the most intense American thinking is still taking place at the Institute of Advance Study at Princeton University, where Einstein used to teach.  That may be so.  But (more..)

ElectionsVote What is it like to be a new member of the Santa Clarita Council?  I have to ask this question because the words “new member of the Santa Clarita City Council” have practically been ox(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 Dear lady police officers of Southern California: More than a year ago I wrote a commentary thanking you for all the civilized and civilizing work you have achieved in our various communities.  (more..)

ElectionsVote As we entered the room of the Last Supper – solemnly, sadly – the one piece of furniture we looked at first was a single chair.  The chair sat the foot of the banquet table.  The(more..)