Joel B. Pollak

Joel B. Pollak

LAPD Protest at City Hall: ‘Defend the Police’

Roughly one hundred members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) protested Saturday in front of their headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, urging residents and elected leaders to “defend the police.”

LAPD (LAD0T / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Pollak: Bogus NBER Paper Accuses Sean Hannity of Mass Murder

A team of economists has published a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper that accuses Fox News host Sean Hannity of killing thousands of people through “misinformation” about the coronavirus pandemic.

Fox News Host Sean Hannity speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2016 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, outside Washington, March 4, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle City Council Backs Call to Defund the Police by 50%

A veto-proof majority of the Seattle City Council backed a proposal Thursday to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50% — including a proposal to remove 911 dispatchers from police control and to “imagine life beyond policing.”

A 1970's-era poster of activist Angela Davis hangs at a boarded up and closed Seattle police precinct Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Seattle, where streets are blocked off in what has been named the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone. Police pulled back from several blocks of the city's Capitol Hill …

Blue State Blues: Trump, Lincoln, and the Election of 1864

Nervous supporters of President Donald Trump have been reminding themselves that the presidential election looked as tough at this point of the 2016 as it does today. An even better parallel might be the election of 1864, when President Abraham

Abraham Lincoln 1864 (Currier and Ives / Wikimedia Commons)

Supreme Court Rules Oklahoma Can’t Prosecute Crimes on Creek Lands

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a narrow 5-4 decision that the State of Oklahoma cannot prosecute crimes by Native Americans on Creek lands, holding that they remain a “reservation” and that federal courts therefore have criminal jurisdiction.


9 Radical Ideas in the Biden-Sanders ‘Unity’ Platform

The proposed platform marks Biden’s continued shift to the left, as the so-called “moderate” candidate — a label he has rejected — continues to be steered toward more radical positions to appeal to the party’s base, offering “revolutionary institutional changes.”

Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders (R) greet each other with an elbow bump as they arrive for the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN …