Editorials

Editorials: making sense of the world.

Jun 252017
 
Remembering Otto Warmbier

22 years old Otto Warmbier has died only days after being returned to the United States by North Korea. The University of Virginia student – on his way to Hong Kong for a study-abroad program – used the days before the program was to start for a brief tour of North Korea. As he was […]

May 212017
 
Betty Shelby Got Away With Murder

Even though we have seen the video of how the killing of 40-year-old, unarmed, African American, Terence Crutcher unfolded, white Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby was acquitted by a jury. During the testimony, officer Shelby defended herself by saying that she shot Crutcher because he didn’t obey her command to lie on the ground […]

Mar 072017
 
Insanity Rules

This is a brief overview of national news. This time, draw your own conclusions: are we moving forward or is the America we all love disappearing? President Trump cast wire-tapping accusations on President Obama. Obama dismissed them as nonsense. James Brien “Jim” Comey, Jr., the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked the Justice […]

Nov 052016
 
Disgusted With The 2016 Presidential Race

  The Disgust With The 2016 Presidential Race was avoidable with a little “homework”. Perhaps next time we should explore the alternatives before settling for a candidate, political party or a president.   The 2016 Presidential Election is days away but the nation has expressed its opinion already: 82% of Americans are disgusted with the […]

Aug 222016
 
Rio 2016: American Disgrace

12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte (32) and three U.S. swimmers Conger, Bentz and Feigen managed to cast a shadow over 2016 Olympic Games and the US victory in Rio. The group reported to Brazilian police and freely shared in interviews with the media that they were robbed at a gun point – during a taxi […]

Jul 202016
 
Three Crimes Against Humanity By Three Disturbed Individuals

Three seemingly unrelated events took place just days apart: the killing of five police officers in Dallas, Texas; the massacre in Nice, France (at least 84 were killed and over 200 wounded) and the killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (As we all know by now, ISIS claimed responsibility for the tragedy […]

Jul 092016
 
EVERY Life Is Sacred

Five police officers were killed and six wounded in Dallas. The killer: black army veteran bent on exacting revenge for the recent deaths of two African Americans at the hands of the police. As we all know by now, just a day apart, there was the execution-style killing of Alton B. Sterling by police officers […]

Jul 072016
 
Murder In Baton Rouge

To be explicitly clear, Anything L.A. Magazine doesn’t have a reporter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. None of us, me included, has personally witnessed the arrest or the killing of 37-year old Alton B. Sterling. We know as much as all of us have learned from news reports. I have however watched both of the bystander […]

Jul 032016
 
Ellie Wiesel’s Legacy

Holocaust survivor, author, scholar, educator, agnostic, political – and above all – human rights’ and peace activist, Ellie Wiesel passed away at the age of 87. The trauma of Holocaust (he survived Auschwitzand and Buchenwald concentration camps) during which he lost both of his parents and a sister shaped his life, work and life’s philosophy. […]

Jun 302016
 
In A Nutshell Anything L.A. Magazine News Editorials

Anything L.A. Magazine didn’t necessarily plan this section. However some news should not pass by without being reflected upon. Only in the last few weeks, several such events – that called for an in depth reflection – took place. The passing of Muhammad Ali The mass shooting at Orlando’s Nightclub Brexit (Great Britain’s decision to […]