November 7, 2006 |
As an editorial cartoonist, Paul Conrad's political commentary landed him on President Nixon's enemies list, won him three Pulitzer Prizes and fueled the 1960s renaissance that transformed the Los Angeles Times into a newspaper of national distinction.
December 18, 2006 |
IN the halls of justice here, almost everything is for sale. It can take one bribe to obtain a blank legal form and another to have a clerk stamp it. Lawyers openly haggle in corridors and parking lots over the size of payoffs. A new refrigerator delivered to the right official might help solve a long-running property dispute. Court dockets don't exist. The Koran, the basis of Islamic law and also the Afghan legal code, is often the only book on the shelves of poorly trained judges.