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April 30, 2006
IN the thousand words or so Charles McNulty wrote on the tiny tempest surrounding the New York Theater Workshop's canceled production of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," somehow he couldn't find the space to mention the reasons why some might object to its portrayal. Instead he wrote breathlessly, and uncritically, of the theater world's "courage" and "brave" and "progressive vision." He tells readers that something that is controversial doesn't need "balance." [" ... the value of 'balance' ... has rendered the network news impotent."
August 5, 1985
I would like to commend The Times for its fine piece of work. At long last your readers were given a glimpse of the inside workings of the Israeli justice system. The editorial showed professionalism and courage in uncovering contradictions that exist in the so-called "only democracy in the Middle East." MOHAMMED KHAN Rosemead
July 6, 1985
Have we not had enough of Steve Howe's "never-ending story?" When are the morals and class needed to project an upstanding team image? Is it lack of courage on the part of Dodger management or just lack of scruples? L. CRAIG Altadena
November 29, 1999
Several days ago my car was almost broadsided by a young man who failed to stop for a stop sign. He was talking on his cell phone while driving. Isn't there one legislator with the courage to introduce a bill to make this practice illegal? TRUDI SILVERS Los Angeles
March 2, 1986
To the many supporters of the opposition, I congratulate you for your bravery and courage. To the new president of the Republic of the Philippines, Corazon Cojuanco Aquino, I thank you for your perseverance. Finally, as a Filipino-American, I have this to say, "Free at last!" CECILE F. DAVID Buena Park
April 25, 1987 | WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM, Times Staff Writer
The ordeal of Patricia Lewis, a South-Central Los Angeles woman whose life was torn apart after she testified about a 1982 street gang murder, has prompted the California District Attorneys Assn. to create an annual Witness of the Year award.
November 30, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
As lawmakers gathered at the White House in an attempt to forge compromise, the floor of the Senate was the scene of the kind of bipartisanship that, many feel, has been in short supply in Washington of late. In a brief speech, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) paid tribute to a recently defeated colleague from across the aisle, calling Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) "one of the most admirable people I have ever met. " "Without intending it as commentary on his successor, I think the Senate will be a much poorer place without Russ Feingold in it," McCain said.
March 3, 2013
On Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to willingly step down from his position. What kind of man will the cardinals who have gathered in Rome from around the world choose to be his successor? We asked Catholics from a variety of perspectives to write about some of the qualities they would like to see in a new pope. Sackcloth and ashes By Sister Eileen McNerney The first words that I would like our new pope to say are, "For the next 40 days, I will be wearing sackcloth and ashes in repentance for the sins of our church.
October 22, 1995
Regarding "Life After 187," Oct. 15, in which you interviewed Vladimir Cerna. Cerna is more American than most Americans. America was founded and preserved by those who had the courage to stand in the face of grave opposition--by those who had a vision of sacrifice for the greater good. Only the purely ignorant would rebuke Cerna as non-American. I was a teacher in a largely Latino school when the vote on Proposition 187 was reported. I know the fear it bestows on the Latino community.
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