USC announced just after midnight that the architect of the American "counterinsurgency" in Iraq will take on a number of duties on campus as ...
Updated at the bottom: David Cruz provides new details of his views. First posted Tuesday afternoon.
David Cruz, an expert on civil rights and constitutional law, made his way from USC to D.C. to observe the oral arguments on California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage this morning. In a packed courtroom, he saw a seriousness in the crowd lightened by moments of laughter as justices made small jokes, followed by an intense grilling of the attorneys for the parties.
Cruz tells L.A. Weekly that supporters of gay marriage who hoped for a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision are likely to be disappointed:
Security became far tighter, and way more paranoid, this week at the University of Southern California located a few blocks west of gang-riddled South Central Los Angeles, and some people might find the new lock-down rules a bit hard to take.
A new rule instituted on Monday, Jan. 14 forces students to "register" their friends who want to get on campus to see them for any late-night reason -- "late night" being, ahem, after 9 pm. How will this work? Students throw impromptu parties, sex breaks and the usual stuff done by 19-year-olds. And you have to "register" any pals arriving up until about dawn, 6 a.m. Security might get in your personal business -- if you don't "register" your pals, they aren't getting past eight guarded gates.
Everyone wants to live forever. But a study from USC and the National Academies suggests that if you'd like to see 51, it's time a lot of people stopped acting stupid. Americans spend more on health care than anyone, but are less healthy, birth to death, than residents in other developed countries. In fact, death before 50 accounts for about two-thirds of the difference between U.S. male life expectancy and guys in other nations. For women, not as bad.
U.S. residents are more likely to prematurely die of anything and everything, and the causes for that include many lifestyle-driven diseases such as diabetes and HIV. Are they really so much more fit and careful in Europe?
But he's not a better pro prospect than Brett Hundley, the UCLA freshman poised to show the world his wares Saturday afternoon in the annual cross-town clash at the Rose Bowl.