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: 2010-07-06T03:34:28-07:00
Long Beach contemplates taxing the medical marijuana sold within its city limits, while the citizens of the entire state get to contemplate trying to tax all marijuana sales through a legalize-and-tax initiative on the November ballot.
Post date: 2010-07-02T09:15:49-07:00
California is, once again, operating without an official budget, and Gov. Schwarzenegger wants to cut state employees' pay to minimum wage because of it.
Post date: 2010-06-28T13:37:02-07:00
Antonio Villaraigosa is caught in a scandal based on accepting free tickets to sporting and entertainment events. He says its his job representing the city to see and be seen.
Post date: 2010-06-23T04:10:09-07:00
The city of Maywood, south of downtown L.A., will lose all of its paid employees beyond elected officials and contract out all city services to other local governments, after being crushed by budget deficits and an inability to buy insurance.
Post date: 2010-06-21T02:35:06-07:00
Los Angeles has spent $74 million building a new jail--that we can't afford to use.
Post date: 2010-06-18T06:09:46-07:00
Some storefront medical marijuana operations targeted for closure by this year's new ordinance regulating them are looking for ways to stay in business.