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OPINION
March 22, 2014
Re "Toyota says it deceived consumers," March 20 If ever there existed a catalyst for changing the way this country deals with corporate crime, it has to be here now. On the heels of revelations that General Motors failed to take timely action to correct ignition switch problems that caused at least 12 fatalities comes Thursday's headline, "Toyota says it deceived consumers. " Really? Citizens United and Joe Isuzu notwithstanding, who is this person, "Toyota," and how does he get away with causing "hundreds of fatalities and injuries" through a "campaign of disinformation" to fool regulators and not go to trial and eventually to jail?
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 1993
"Deception," starring Andie MacDowell as the widow of a man who dies in a plane crash in Mexico, also opens today at theaters citywide. Because Miramax did not make the film available for screenings, The Times' review will appear on Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2008 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
The basic message of "Deception" is that all that ultimately matters is a trustworthy relationship. That's the main reason, too, why the blackmail thriller, in theaters Friday, landed on 20th Century Fox's release schedule. Fox has a well-deserved reputation for narrowly focusing on easy-to-market movies with a clearly defined audience and built-in sales hooks: "Horton Hears a Who," "The Fantastic Four," "Live Free or Die Hard."
OPINION
January 4, 1987
Wow! I am impressed and grateful too for your special treatment of the Reagan-Iran-contra problem. You've made it read like a Ludlum or LeCarre spy thriller, with a bit of Kafka thrown in. You are to be commended for not editorializing, and for the excellent and cogent writing. My hat's off to the team members who contributed to and wrote the story. Truly, it makes me proud to be among your many subscribers. LAWRENCE H. WALTON Culver City
NEWS
May 20, 1998 | From Reuters
India dodged U.S. spy satellites and created a diversion to carry out its underground nuclear tests in secrecy last week, Jane's Defense Weekly reported today. It quoted official Indian sources as saying that Indian scientists charted the path of two U.S. satellites responsible for surveillance over the subcontinent.
OPINION
November 2, 1986 | Tad Szulc, Tad Szulc is the author of a new biography of Fidel Castro, "Fidel: a Critical Portrait," to be published this month by William Morrow
American foreign-policy imbroglios over Libya and Nicaragua are only the most recent examples of how easy it is to manipulate a supposedly well-informed democratic society, and how short is our institutional memory. In this realm, we should distinguish between such notions as disinformation and deception. Disinformation is an accepted tactic in international politics, intelligence operations and wars of nerves everywhere in the world.
OPINION
April 1, 2008 | Kelly Valen, Kelly Valen is an attorney and writer living in Piedmont. She is working on a book about women's relationships.
Recently, feeling a twinge of guilt over my support for Barack Obama, I went to our garage, pulled out a dusty box labeled "College Stuff" and found the reason for my mixed feelings: a yellowed letter dated Dec. 15, 1987, written "with pleasure" by John McCain, my boss at the time. Printed on embossed Senate letterhead, it looked official. And it said nice things about me, like "Kelly works well with others, and she is a dedicated, reliable individual."
OPINION
December 12, 2004
Re "Rumsfeld Encounters Friendly Fire," Dec. 9: Speaking before an audience of servicemen in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld answered their justifiable frustrations concerning the fact their vehicles weren't properly armored, responding: "You go to war with the army you have. They're not the army you might want." As if it's some surprise that we would need armored vehicles in a war. Considering the administration knew for nearly two years that the U.S. would be launching a preemptive war, maybe we could have taken some steps to make the Army closer to the one you would want.
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