Tonight, Hillary Must Lead

Tonight, Hillary Must Lead

Today’s blog is co-authored by Kathleen Schafer and Bill Parent, Lecturer in Public Policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. When two recovering political operatives get together it no surprise that even pop culture takes on an election year patina. Recently over...
We Are the Ones

We Are the Ones

With the 2016 election a few weeks away, it is nearly impossible to talk to anyone without the spectacle of the Clinton/Trump race entering the conversation. Most of us connect with like-minded voters who view one or the other of the candidates as grossly...
Going for Gold

Going for Gold

Every four years the world is treated to the spectacular display of the Olympics. It is a time for the world to celebrate the victory of athletes who have succeeded in transcending their physical limitations to become beacons of inspiration for millions throughout the...
The Election’s Long Shadow

The Election’s Long Shadow

Narcissistic, grandiose, vulgar, disagreeable and nasty are just a few of the Donald Trump descriptors that immediately populate a Google search for the Republican Presidential nominee. His supporters want to talk about “an American success story” or real-estate mogul...
You Can Handle the Truth

You Can Handle the Truth

The iconic scene from the movie, A Few Good Men, in which Col. Jessup shouts, “You can’t handle the truth!” during cross-examination, has become a cultural touchstone for the moments that bring us to the brink of wanting the truth to be known but being uncertain about...