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The photo above was taken at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in June of 2015.  The occasion was a dinner to celebrate the founding of the Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate at Pepperdine University.   Fred Sands is the gentleman in the blue tie.  He standing next to his good friend Elliott Broidy. Sands was (he […]
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On May 27, 2018
I urge everyone to force themselves to watch this segment from Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show. A few points: (1) Many of the parents who are having young children and infants literally ripped out of their arms by fascist ICE agents — yes I realize they’re “only following orders” –are NOT trying to sneak across any […]
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I know it’s hard to believe, but racism and performative cruelty are a horrible combination: Earlier this month, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans to prosecute “100 percent” of migrants illegally crossing the Mexican border, it became official US policy to routinely separate children from their parents. Already, hundreds of children have been ripped […]
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There is a sympathetic gloss on the media’s horribly botched coverage of the 2016 elections that is not entirely without merit. Donald Trump, one could argue, was so unprecedentedly unfit that there was no way of conveying this within conventional journalistic norms — the sheer number of what would be campaign-ending scandals for anyone else […]

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Racism and incompetence are two bad tastes that taste worse together: A top official with the Department of Health and Human Services told members of Congress on Thursday that the agency had lost trac

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