author of “In Defense of Elitism: Why I’m Better Than You and You Are Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book”
Former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and regular contributor to Time magazine, on a range of political and cultural topics
“Draining the swamp” was a popular slogan, and President Trump has made good on his promise. Crucial firings and resignations have hit almost every department.
Nov. 28from To the Point
Stanford grad and LA Times columnist Joel Stein goes to the best parties, and rubs shoulders with Moby, Rob Reiner, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Oct. 31from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Sometime soon (or maybe already), you’re going to get some sort of injection for your face.
Jun. 19, 2015from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Ahead of an election, LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey has moved to dismiss 66,000 cannabis-related convictions here.
Feb. 14from KCRW Features
Nearing the end of the impeachment trial.
Jan. 31from Left, Right & Center
From impeachment acquittal to taking revenge.
Feb. 14from Left, Right & Center
Intelligence expert William Binney discusses the revelation that a widely used encryption service has been in CIA hands for decades.
Feb. 21from Scheer Intelligence
China has locked down an entire city to control the coronavirus, while President Trump has eliminated federal programs to cope with disease epidemics.
Feb. 6from To the Point
Senators have been sworn in and the trial begins next week.
Jan. 17from Left, Right & Center
The California primary is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. But voting by mail starts much sooner. More than 15 million voters in California will receive ballots in the mail, beginning Feb. 3.
Jan. 31from KCRW Features
On this Presidents’ Day, we broadcast a special panel discussion about the messy green rush following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California.
Feb. 17from Greater LA
A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.
Feb. 21from Left, Right & Center