By Pete Kotz
On July 11, 2008, the price of oil rose to $147 per barrel, a record high. Gas stations engaged in hot pursuit as the price of a gallon rocketed past $4. All hell was about to break loose.
The country's largest banks had already begun to implode through arrogance and ineptitude. Now t ... More >>
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See also: Who Is Pussy Riot, and Why Do So Many Western Musicians Care?
I have been thinking ... More >>
Are the glory days back again for Carlos Montes?On May 17 at 5 a.m., the L.A. County Sheriff's Department upended the Alhambra home of 1960s Latino-rights legend Carlos Montes (still kickin' at 63 years old), shattering his front door and seizing his computer, cell phones and activist files - ... More >>
The problem with being a Conservative, besides the fact that you spend all your time trying to ruin things for everyone else, is that, let's face it, you're really square. You probably have a million sexual hang-ups, you're always 50 years too late to claim credit for any social movements tha ... More >>
Rather than watch the Republican National Convention or the U.S. Open in tennis, I covered Michelle Obama's visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday night as a "pool reporter."
A pool reporter is someone who's chosen by a political campaign to cover an event that would otherwise be closed to the press. I ... More >>