Tag: Jeremy Loudenback

April 28, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback Much better known as a controversial U.S. military strategy to target members of insurgent groups across the world in the expansive “War on Terror,” drones are now creeping…

April 22, 2014

by  Jeremy Loudenback The Supreme Court’s recent decision to dismantle limits on campaign contributions has elicited a fervid reaction from many quarters. But it turns out that legal experts and those worried about…

April 18, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback The dimensions of American myopia are well established. From climate change to health care, the American way of doing business is not always universal. Democracy—that great civic religion—is…

April 15, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback Earlier this year, Los Angeles was stirred by the publication of a report that painted a dire portrait of the city’s woes, from congestion to economic stagnation and growing…

April 7, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback This year, the Bedrosian Center welcomed several new faculty members, including Lisa Schweitzer, an assistant professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy whose research addresses transportation,…

April 1, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback Best in Governance Mayor Lucy Lou The Mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is not one to let sleeping dogs lie. Mayor Lucy Lou would rather go for a…

March 25, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback In his 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty,” beginning an expansive campaign to alleviate the effects of poverty.…

March 24, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback Michael Govan may hesitate to call himself a good leader, but his record speaks for itself. Since Govan first took the reins at the Los Angeles County Museum…

March 17, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback In February, City Librarian John Szabo visited the Bedrosian Center to share his perspective on innovation and implementation in a setting not normally associated with governance studies: the…

March 14, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback If you thought that libraries were just in the business of lending books, you may not have been into a Los Angeles Public Library under John Szabo’s watch.…

March 4, 2014

  Best in Governance Edward Snowden, Barack Obama, and the NSA Reforms A year ago, Edward Snowden was little known outside the shadowy world of national security. But since the one-time…

March 3, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback Museums have traditionally been designed as lofty displays of city treasures, part of a high-minded celebration of civic pageantry. But more recently, museums are no longer content to…

February 25, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback At the next Goldman Sachs shareholder meeting, the usual discussions about shareholder value and adjusted leverage ratio will be joined by a seemingly unlikely topic: recidivism strategies. The…

February 11, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback After winning election in a contentious race to replace Steve Cooley as district attorney of Los Angeles County, Jackie Lacey hasn’t had the opportunity to rest on her…

February 7, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback The public library may seem like a strange setting for discussions about governance. But these days, public libraries occupy an active and surprisingly commonplace role in the public…

February 4, 2014

Best in Governance California Governor Brown Earlier this month, Gov. Brown’s State of the State speech served as another exclamation point on his superb track record in bringing California back from…

February 4, 2014

Best in Governance Speaker of the House John Boehner In February, the sweetest sound heard in Washington D.C. was a sigh of relief after Congress came to an unusually speedy…

February 3, 2014
January 31, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback Cities are often described as laboratories, places where government officials, urban planners, and businesses can tinker with policies and ideas about urban living. Most often the terms of…

January 24, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback The Bedrosian Center kicks off its 2014 Lunch with a Leader series with a visit from one of the nation’s most important criminal justice leaders. Elected as Los…

January 24, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback Flash forward to Los Angeles six years into the future. The city is clogged by a rising tide of traffic; the public school system is in shambles, with…

January 23, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback It’s no secret that the polarization of the American political system has grown increasingly more pronounced in recent memory. And it’s not just limited to anecdotal evidence: 36…

January 21, 2014
January 16, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback In the heady months after the U.S. economy collapsed thanks to a mortgage industry run amok, municipalities found themselves dealing with the noxious fallout: a slew of foreclosures…

December 19, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback It’s been a busy year at the Bedrosian Center. From presenting cutting-edge research to hosting events with a vaunted line-up of local, state, and national leaders, the Bedrosian…