October 30, 2013
Re "Europe seeks a meeting on spying," Oct. 26 The U.S. does not deny having spied on leaders of its closest allies. There seems to be no public uproar at this fiasco that directly damages U.S. interests, nor does there seems to be a presidential intent of dismissing the heads of the agencies responsible for such a breach of trust. On the contrary, officialdom appears rather smug, projecting the aura that they should have gotten away with it. Now that the U.S. has been exposed snooping on trusted partners, perhaps the president should grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard, convicted of transmitting to Israel U.S. intelligence.
May 26, 2013
Re "U.S. drone death toll raised," May 23 I have no doubt that if they could be asked, 16-year-old Abdulrahman Awlaki and his father Anwar, Samir Khan and Jude Kenan Mohammad would each gladly prefer waterboarding to President Obama's assassination by drone without due process of law. Our Constitution protects all U.S. citizens, whether at home or abroad. The silence of the left at a time when our government kills Americans without due process of law is horrifying. The hypocrisy of elitism has never been more clear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1991
While "Latino With 'Cop Eyes' Helps Immigrants See Rights Clearly," laws preventing illegal immigration and hiring illegal aliens are being blatantly defied. Our ecology and economy suffer from our hypocrisy. SUSU LEVY Encino
March 12, 2007
Re "Right sees a prosecution run amok," March 8 I agree with the left's assessment that the right is being hypocritical, if not downright comical, by deeming perjury a serious offense worthy of impeachment of a president but simply a technicality in the context of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. I'll wait to see how much hypocrisy the left will partake in when President Bush pardons Libby the same way Clinton pardoned his political cronies. HIRBOD RASHIDI Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1993
I can't imagine anyone but a conservative think tank pundit coming out of the new film "The Age of Innocence" believing that it's our civilized duty to sacrifice our deepest desires in order to perpetuate social hypocrisy. Does James P. Pinkerton (Column Right, Sept. 30) really need it spelled out that "The Age of Innocence" is about the tragedy of repression and hypocrisy, not a celebration of it? I guess he does. At the end of the novel (and film) Newland Archer is a broken man, a victim not just of his own ambivalences but of a society terrified of honest feeling.
June 15, 2010 |
When I was a college student, a summer internship at a big-city newspaper seemed just the thing to boost my nascent journalism career. But instead, I spent the summers as a big-city doorman, filling in for the regulars while they were on vacation. The reason was simple: Being a doorman paid a lot more, and I needed the money for tuition. A generation later, for a student in my shoes, the situation is quite a bit worse. Nowadays many internships don't pay anything at all, yet landing an internship has come to seem almost essential.