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Began in the journalism field in hometown of Los Angeles. Started as Sports Editor and Movie Writer at Inglewood Daily News chain after working in sportswriting of high school events at the Los Angeles Examiner.
Received a bachelor's in political science with history and English minors at California State University at Northridge. Later received a Juris Doctorate degree from University of San Fernando Valley College of Law, serving as editor of the Law Review.
Wrote international historical work "Struggle for the Holy Land: Arabs, Jews and the Emergence of Israel." In the movie historical field wrote "Early Film Noir", "L.A. Noir" and "Hitchcock and the Methods of Suspense."
On the political essay front, have done nearly 500 articles, posting at the former Political Strategy which is now Political Cortex along with The Smirking Chimp.
(15 comments) SHARE Friday, March 11, 2011 The Koch Brothers Own Scott Walker
A New Gilded Age emerges with bought and paid for politicians such as Governor Scott Walker being controlled by his Koch Brothers puppetmasters.
(28 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 7, 2011 Did 12 Heads of Cabbage Decide the Casey Anthony Trial?
The jury decision in the Casey Anthony trial came tragically after a thought process more closely embodying 12 heads of cabbage than a group that has carefully analyzed evidence and come to a reasoned conclusion.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 16, 2009 Cheney's Multiple Layers of Deceit
From the time that he selected himself to become George W. Bush's running mate in 2000, Dick Cheney has engaged in a steady pattern of deceit to achieve his objectives in Iraq.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Fritz Lang's Historical March
Fritz Lang made his mark on film history through mastering both high budget Berlin spectaculars as well as lower budgeted Hollywood thrillers.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Republicans Invented the Race Card
Republicans invented the race card strategy as a thinly disguised anti-civil rights racist pitch in the mid-sixties and have carried it forward since then.
SHARE Sunday, January 25, 2009 Harvey Milk: American Hero
"Milk" is a rare film about a rare man who took on the forces of homophobic bigotry and made a strong impact in his home of San Francisco as well as nationally.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 22, 2009 The Post, O'Reilly and Non-Apology Apologies
The New York Post Non-Apology Apology for the infamous chimpanzee cartoon is characteristic of the Fox circuit, and reflective of Bill O'Reilly's comments on Iraq and claims of "weapons of mass destruction."
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 2, 2009 Republican Party Sinking into Deep Abyss
Republican Party spokespersons are failing to address a current agenda and sinking into a deep abyss consisting of no more than core far right supporters.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 11, 2011 Sidney Lumet, Master Director, RIP
Sidney Lumet tackled provocative themes with great stories and generating the most from some of the world's greatest actors.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 24, 2011 Is Gadhafi Case Reminiscent of Saddam Hussein?
Stressing the imperative need for removing Libya's dictator Moammar Gadhafi after years in power conjures up memories of some similar circumstances involving Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 13, 2009 The Day I Interviewed Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg was one of the last of the old school's great writers, someone who consistently explored the truth in an uncompromising fashion.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 7, 2009 Stem Cell Change Under McCain? Highly Unlikely!
John McCain would have been under severe pressure from the religious right had he attempted to carry out his stated intention of lifting the Bush administration stem cell research ban.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 3, 2009 Specter Switch: What Will Feminists Do?
Can feminists be persuaded to support Arlen Specter's re-election effort and look past Anita Hill grievances in the overall objective of assisting Obama and his agenda?
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 24, 2010 Labour Brings Elvis Impersonator on Board
Prime Minister Gordon Brown steps up attacks on Conservative leader David Cameron by alleging that the Tories plan to make National Health Service cuts.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Hillary Clinton Sounds Right Note in China
Hillary Clinton's comments on her visit to urge joint cooperation in producing cleaner energy in her Beijing visit signaled the right note to China and the rest of the world.