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ON THE CUSP OF A NEW YEAR: A MEDITATION ON GERSHWIN, DUDAMEL, THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND HUMAN POSSIBILITY

This is a re-post of a piece I wrote which I still want to hope is achievable – in spite of what we have experienced this year.   They made me cry tonight. This evening I watched a concert. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra led by the brilliant young conductor Gustavo Dudamel, with guest pianist … Continue reading

A PEEK INTO OUR FUTURE IF…

Washington D.C. – The class-action lawsuit brought by the 12,750 Mexican laborers who built President Donald Trump’s wall dragged on into its third year and will be taken up by The Supreme Court next month. The suit charges President Trump with failure to pay any of the workers the wages they earned for their years’ … Continue reading

SO… THIS CORPORATION WALKS INTO A BAR…

Are corporations people? The U.S. Supreme Court says they are, at least for some purposes. And in the past four years, the high court has dramatically expanded corporate rights. It ruled that corporations have the right to spend money in candidate elections, and that some for-profit corporations may, on religious grounds, refuse to comply with … Continue reading