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: 2009-05-13T02:18:31-07:00
A planned one-day walkout by L.A. teachers to protest thousands of planned layoffs has been squashed by an L.A. Superior Court judge.
Post date: 2009-05-11T03:58:36-07:00
Your personal opinion on "supergraphics"--giant, sometimes building-sized, advertising images--might vary, but Los Angeles' City Council is against them. However, the city's war against these mega-billboards is running into some snags.
Post date: 2009-05-08T03:45:55-07:00
The debate over the real meaning of L.A.'s recent crime rates heats up, with Police Chief Bratton reporting significant year-to-year drops in the most serious of crimes--and insisting this means budget woes can't be an excuse to stop hiring new cops.
Post date: 2009-05-06T03:29:19-07:00
Antonio Villaraigosa and Bill Bratton have been crowing about rates that make L.A. as safe as it was in 1956. But does their rosy picture hang straight?
Post date: 2009-05-04T02:29:11-07:00
Amid all its money problems, the L.A. school system also has a problem with getting rid of crummy teachers.
Post date: 2009-05-01T02:13:20-07:00
It's May Day in Los Angeles, the international workers celebration that has come to stand for immigrant workers' rights in Southern California. That means lots of marches are rallies, but the varied interests of different immigrant rights coalitions ha...