September 27, 2006
Re "Angelides Inspires Growing Concern," Sept. 23 Instead of writing a process story about what is or is not happening inside the Angelides campaign, The Times ought to be focusing on the striking differences between the two candidates. For example, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides has pledged to roll back tuition increases in the University of California and California State University systems. Furthermore, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes strongly in President Bush's failed occupation of Iraq, whereas Angelides adamantly opposes the occupation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1990
As a relative of a defense worker who lives and works in the 21st Congressional District, I was dismayed to see that my congressman, Elton Gallegly, voted against the bill that provided money to assist laid-off defense workers with job retraining, job search assistance, extended unemployment and other benefits. There are many defense workers in this district who devoted many years of their lives to protecting this country and bringing an end to the Cold War. If this is how he represents the needs of those people, then we need somebody else in that position.
April 23, 2006
I was delighted to read "Songs of Ourselves," [April 16], but I was surprised Christopher Reynolds didn't acknowledge Allen Ginsberg's wonderful poem "A Supermarket in California." In it, Ginsberg imagines trailing Walt Whitman through the aisles of a grocery store as the older poet eyes the shop boys and asks, "Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?" Toward the end of the poem, Ginsberg follows Whitman out into the night and addresses him as "dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage teacher."
July 3, 2005 |
The Fourth of July weekend seems like a good time to examine some of the heat and rhetoric lately surrounding one of the basic building blocks of our society: immigration. There is widespread concern that too many immigrants are coming in and, worse, that waves of unskilled workers will form a permanent underclass and change the historic dynamic of American society. These are serious matters. Immigration is part of the DNA of America, and it's as necessary today as ever.
January 13, 2001 |
QUARTERBACKS ADVANTAGE: MINNESOTA The Giants' Kerry Collins resurrected his career with a fine season, but it's hard to argue against the Vikings' Daunte Culpepper. The 255-pounder threw for 33 touchdowns, rushed for seven and was named to the Pro Bowl in his first season as a starter. RUNNING BACKS ADVANTAGE: TIE Tiki Barber and Ron Dayne deliver a solid 1-2 punch for the Giants. However, neither has the game-breaking ability of the Vikings' Robert Smith.
March 12, 2003 |
Phil Jackson has hesitated comparing Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan, even as Bryant has played well enough to at least initiate the arguments. The reason, Jackson said Tuesday, was that he made the same error early in his first season in Los Angeles, and Bryant snapped at him. In the retelling, Jackson was as strong in his praise of Bryant as he has ever been.