• Founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition of California.
• Former National Treasurer of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
• Golden Circle Fundraising Chair for the California Republican Party 2000-2003
• Statewide Chair for Jewish Outreach for Bush-Cheney 2004.
• Candidate for State Assembly in 1982
• Frequently published in the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Daily News and/other publications and appears on television and radio.
• Professionally, licensed/practicing Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker.
• Married for 21 years with two teenagers, a boy and a girl.
• Relocated to the San Fernando Valley from Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1969 and graduated from Grant High. He then attended Valley College and then received a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University where he was President of the School of Business.
The question became where Thompson and the producers were heading with their work? One could conclude that they made up their minds early on that they had an agenda.
Rarely does an investigative report manage to unite industry executives, academics, and regulators in such a way as the recent Frontline/ProPublica Life and Death in Assisted Living.
As a columnist I am supposed to dispassionately convey a viewpoint to educate my readers about the topic du jour. But I am hopping mad. Not at Obama or Queen Kathleen because I lost faith and confidence in those two long ago.
It took a government shutdown, but after four years the Democrats in the U.S. Senate (led by the Undertaker) finally agreed to an established process that has gone on for ages: sitting down with the House of Representatives and hashing out a budget.
The push to nationalize industries during the Obama era marches on.
As a civilized person, you know in your mind that you should not derive pleasure from the pain of others. But periodically it is simply appropriate to do so.
The government was shut down and we had spent up to the limit of what we could legally borrow. But the country was not focused on the fact that our new health care law was beginning as a dismal failure. Or that our tax collectors are running rampant with no promised Presidential butt-kicking.Record numbers of people are on food stamps, even as our economy has supposedly grown for four years and the employment rate has supposedly shrunk.None of these constitute the second most important issue in America.That would be the name of Washington D.C.’s professional football team.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (welfare reform) was a monumental event for the American government. At the signing of the bill on August 23, 1996, then President Clinton stated "Today, we are ending welfare as we know it." His signing of the bill helped to seal his reelection. But what is the reality 17 years later?
You would have had to be under a rock to miss our President stating that recently. He mouthed that repeatedly during the budget debate and the government shutdown. It became his mantra leading up to the impending vote for raising the debt ceiling. The constitutional lawyer was apparently absent the day they taught that we have three co-equal branches of government.
It seems like a lifetime ago when the U.S. Senate passed a bill to revise our immigration laws.
The President and the Left have been speaking out about what they say is the “misguided focus of Republicans” on trying to eliminate Obamacare.
As a regular reader of this column, you are acutely aware of the crisis in college education and particularly the soaring costs.
Both sides of the political debate think the other is way off in their thought patterns. The Left loves to repeat their mantra that the Right is ignorant of science.
Most Americans are worried about whether their pension money will be available for them when they retire.
You see news stories sometimes that upset you, but you are not sure of the facts.
As we approach on August 28th the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, some people have stated we need to have a national conversation about race. I agree and I would like to do that, hopefully without hitting on too many tired clichés.
Finally the Republicans have someone in charge that is not afraid of his own shadow.
The monolith of Washington, DC, is swallowing up all levels of government -- thereby further distancing you from having any say over your life.
The White House publicity machine has tried to turn the national conversation from the topics of the day to attempt to make our President relevant again. Obama, who has gained the new nickname Griffin (as in H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man), has all but disappeared since his failed attempt to change the national gun laws in the beginning of this year.
College has created a system to insulate itself from the outside world when it comes to decisions about your children. Buyer Beware.