by | May 14, 2019

In my struggling screenwriter days, I lived on Venice Beach, in the Morrison Apartments (named after the pre-Doors rocker who used to jam on its rooftop), and worked at an Indian-owned convenience store across the narrow one-way street. For more…

by | Dec 9, 2018

“The world needs a university that graduates men and women who are not only capable and knowledgeable, but who accept their responsibility to serve others — especially those in greatest need.” — Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. As the father…

by | May 12, 2018

It’s always risky to say anything about a prominent social pariah involving less than a call for hanging, drawing, and quartering. Yet, without defending the man’s pretty obvious crimes, I’d like to take a chance and say that I can…

by | May 4, 2018

The #MeToo movement is jubilant over the guilty verdict against Bill Cosby for molesting Andrea Constand fifteen years ago. But guilty or not, Cosby is guaranteed a fair trial. That’s the bedrock idea of our legal system. He didn’t get…

by | May 2, 2018

The basic meaning of the Bill Cosby verdict — as we hear and receive it — is that the female accusers of male boors and cads and abusers are finally getting “believed” and not just written off as hysterical. Ah….

by | May 26, 2016

Has he been done in by a prosecutorial dirty trick? There is no doubt in my mind that Bill Cosby did a great deal of what his female accusers say he did — i.e., drug and sexually assault them. There…

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