Marines learn about Afghanistan from the LA Police

01/11/2014 Uri Lerner 1

Using actual urban police to teach Marines so that they can train Afghan Police is an excellent and somewhat obvious idea. After-all, there is only so much a soldier in his early 20s can reasonably be expected know about reaching out to a community, especially one in a foreign nation. […]

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Legalize everyone?

01/09/2014 Uri Lerner 0

Even if the calls to legalize all can be reconciled with history and the reality of modern international politics, domestic politics in this country make them impossible to actually implement. […]


Homeless as hit men

01/09/2014 Uri Lerner 2

This story provides a stark anecdote of what can happen when relations between police and their communities sour; be they middle class, working class, immigrant, or homeless populations […]


Behind the vote: SB 1070’s risk to citizens

01/09/2014 Uri Lerner 4

It may be that the best defense against racial profiling is to require all Arizonans to carry their proof of citizenship or legal residency and that the requirement of “reasonable suspicion” be abandoned. A national identification card would also need to be created in order to account for out-of-state visitors. […]


Is SB 1070 any of our business?

01/09/2014 Uri Lerner 4

Does the Pasadena City Council have the legal authority, as some called for, to impose a boycott on Arizona? For this, one could point to the University of California Board of Regents divestment in South Africa during Apartheid as a precedent. […]


RNC chairman Michael Steele under fire from Republican Senators

06/11/2011 Uri Lerner 7

Steele’s comments will likely help to fuel an already yawning divide between the Republican Party establishment and it’s increasingly agitated and pseudo-Libertarian supporters. The Tea Party movement, based most discernibly on nationalist patriotism than any one platform, will not tolerate such a perceived lack of support for our Armed Forces. […]


Will the Tea Party movement help or hurt Republicans?

09/15/2010 Uri Lerner 1

Ultimately, the question of Republican advantage in November depends on how appealing Tea Party candidates can be to mainstream voters in general elections. Many have suggested that such candidates have a very narrow political base and can even alienate moderate Republican voters.