Brian Doherty | KCET
Brian Doherty is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com. He is author of three books This is Burning Man (2004, Little, Brown; paperback BenBella, 2006) and Radicals for Capitalism: A History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement (PublicAffairs, 2007), and Gun Control on Trial (Cato Institute, 2008).
Doherty's reporting and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Spin, National Review, The Weekly Standard, San Francisco Chronicle and dozens of other publications, and he has been a commentator on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor and CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck Show.
He ran a small indie record label, Cherry Smash Records, from 1993-2001, and has lived in Los Angeles since July 1994.
Post date: 2010-11-17T01:59:30-08:00
Seven city council seats--the most valuable city wide public office in America!--are up for grabs in March (one with no incumbent), and L.A Unified School District and L.A. Community College District seats are in contention as well. The full candidate ...
Post date: 2010-11-15T00:53:57-08:00
Students rebel against a 8 percent tuition hike to overcome some short-time budget shortfalls; meanwhile, the University of California system faces a truly daunting nearly $30 billion in unfunded pension and health care liabilities.
Post date: 2010-11-12T04:02:18-08:00
In a little more than month, the state of California lost over $6 billion in ground on its latest budget. With the deficit now thought to be $25.4 billion, Gov. Schwarzenegger calls a special session of the legislature.
Post date: 2010-11-07T23:50:34-08:00
As control of state government switches hands, some old problems continue to haunt: for one, a likely $16 billion in debt to the federal government by 2012, from whom California is borrowing to make unemployment benefit payouts.
Post date: 2010-11-05T04:05:38-07:00
California is still the same place, if unseasonably hot; but pot is still illegal for non-patients, our greenhouse gas legislation is still in place, Barbara Boxer is still our senator, and Jerry Brown is still our governor (after that nearly 20 year g...
Post date: 2010-11-01T23:10:15-07:00
Californians bring a blessed end to this year's election season today, and voters get a chance to surprise in what the Los Angeles Times calls "the closest California campaigns in decades."