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: 2009-06-18T02:35:18-07:00
The local ordinance known as "Special Order 40" that bars police officers in L.A. from checking immigrant status in typical crime investigations is upheld in a state appellate court.
Post date: 2009-06-16T03:23:36-07:00
Southern California is being battered by two distinct economy downturns, and has not yet fully recovered from its early 1990s doldrums.
Post date: 2009-06-10T01:32:26-07:00
The Los Angeles City Council is taking steps to crack down on businesses selling legal-in-California medical marijuana, after a previous attempt to ban new ones failed due to a "hardship exemption."
Post date: 2009-06-08T01:45:05-07:00
Unions are unwilling to see the state balance its budgets on their backs.
Post date: 2009-05-31T08:22:08-07:00
Budget woes mean school's out for the summer for the L.A. Unified School District, and more cuts loom for education statewide.
Post date: 2009-05-29T02:16:45-07:00
Los Angeles's system of Neighborhood Councils, often severe critics of our highly-paid City Council, managed to evade having their budgets cut by nearly 80 percent through loud citizen activism and complaints this month.