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May 21, 1989
Chalk another one up for myopic capitalist greed. CAROLINA P. BRIONES Pomona
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NATIONAL
December 10, 2013 | By David Horsey
In a speech last week, President Obama declared that income inequality is the “defining challenge of our time.” Conservatives, however, seem to think talk about the gap between the super rich and everyone else is nothing more than the whining of society's losers. Obama said he would push for an increase in the federal minimum wage. Unfortunately, this will be yet another piece of legislation that has about as much chance getting passed in the Republican-controlled House as a bill to ban country music, gun shows and Sunday schools.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1990
These are startling times of sweeping ideological changes in Russia and Central Europe--and even in South Africa--where the leaders associated with these changes could be termed visionaries. What do we in the U.S. have to contribute? A myopic horseshoe-pitcher. PETER M. WILLIAMS Del Mar
HEALTH
September 13, 2004 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
About 2 million nearsighted Americans whose eyesight is too impaired for Lasik surgery will now have an alternative to permanently correct their vision. The procedure, approved by the Food and Drug Administration last week, involves implanting a permanent plastic lens about one-third the size of standard contact lenses behind the cornea and in front of the iris. It isn't for everybody. For the average nearsighted person, Lasik remains a better alternative than the new procedure, said Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1989
Mourning the death of KEDG, Carolina P. Briones lashes out at "myopic capitalistic greed" (Letters, May 21). I have a suggestion: Let her take out a license, buy a building, fill it with a transmitter and other electronic equipment, buy the records she likes, hire a staff and go on the air. I'll look forward to her next letter, in which she explains exactly how she accomplished her first year of successful programming. MERRILL E. SARTY Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1992
Regarding "Valley Key to Defeat of Prop. N" (Times Valley Edition, Nov. 8), I hope the Valley's tax-wary electorate, which is responsible for the defeat of Proposition N (which would have added 1,000 new officers to the Police Department), will reconsider their myopic decision when some sociopath attempts to separate their body from their soul. ED KYSAR Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1993
Too bad presidents are not limited to one term. That way they would have the guts to do what is right--such as pardoning Weinberger, et al., over something that is now important primarily to a myopic press, hysterical Reagan haters, and those who have been feasting on the $31-million (thus far) special prosecutor boondoggle. JAMES E. GOOD Redlands
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1991
As director of photography for "The Prince of Tides," I cannot let an impression left by Film Clips (June 16) go uncorrected. Your item reports that "the movie has what's described as numerous glamour shots of (Barbra) Streisand's body parts filmed through what looks like a Vaseline-coated lens." Your spies must be myopic, because there are no such shots in the movie and we never had to use a "Vaselined" lens to photograph Streisand. She is fortunate enough not to need that kind of help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2001
James Rogan's myopic screed about the Clinton pardons willfully ignores the historical context that, if nothing else, might provide a little balance when examining a complicated issue (Commentary, March 16). The next time he ponders the pardon process, in print or otherwise, he would do well to recall the pardon of Armand Hammer (trading pardons for contributions) or the pardon of Caspar Weinberger (trading pardons for silence). But then, that would require him to apply the same lofty standard to Republican as well as Democratic presidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993
Morton M. Kondracke's article ("Unruly Democrats Threaten NAFTA--and Clinton," Commentary, March 21) takes a singularly myopic view. Canada has lost an estimated 460,000 jobs as a result of signing an earlier free-trade agreement with the U.S. in 1989. In the wake of that agreement, Canada was prevented from introducing single-payer automobile insurance. In the U.S., the EPA's ban on asbestos was blocked because it is a major Canadian export. Do we really want to relinquish our national sovereignty over these and other matters?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2003
I loved the grooves that Hal Blaine locked down on countless albums that I bought in the '70s ("Beat at Their Own Game," by Geoff Boucher, June 15). Soon after that in the '80s, I counted a lot of drummer-less music as some of my favorites. At that time, I was playing drums professionally and realized that I was quickly becoming the equivalent of a horseshoe installer serving a jet-age generation. Pining for the time when drummers tracked a whole album of previously unheard material is not unlike a muscle-car lover's myopic nostalgia for his broken-down hot rod's heyday as he waits for a tow. Very few were dependable, but when they did shine it was a slice.
NEWS
August 6, 2002 | BERNADETTE MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
IN AMERICA'S COURT How a Civil Lawyer Who Likes to Settle Stumbled Into a Criminal Trial By Thomas Geoghegan New Press 208 pages, $23.95 Thomas Geoghegan is a practicing labor lawyer whose previous work ("Which Side Are You On?") won critical acclaim for its exploration of justice and unions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001
The new administration's idea of energy policy is to drill for oil on federally protected lands and promote the use of coal in power generation. President Bush has abandoned his campaign pledge to reduce carbon dioxide pollution and is proposing to make steep cuts in federal funding for research in energy efficiency and the development of solar, wind and other renewable sources of energy. This is a business plan for big oil and the coal industry, not a credible energy policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2001
James Rogan's myopic screed about the Clinton pardons willfully ignores the historical context that, if nothing else, might provide a little balance when examining a complicated issue (Commentary, March 16). The next time he ponders the pardon process, in print or otherwise, he would do well to recall the pardon of Armand Hammer (trading pardons for contributions) or the pardon of Caspar Weinberger (trading pardons for silence). But then, that would require him to apply the same lofty standard to Republican as well as Democratic presidents.
OPINION
November 19, 2000
It's going to be a cold winter in much of the United States, and a costly one. The OPEC countries, which control 60% of the world's oil exports, have ruled out any further production increases for now, all but guaranteeing that heating oil supplies will remain tight and prices will stay high. The decision undercuts OPEC's earlier agreement on an automatic mechanism that was to boost oil output if prices exceeded $28 a barrel for more than 28 days.
NEWS
November 6, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inside his inner sanctum, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak tries to keep up the appearance of business as usual. It is scarcely hours since Barak ordered airstrikes against key political offices belonging to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. But secretaries are serving coffee, and a high-level German delegation waits patiently on upholstered sofas. The air of urgency comes only from the uniformed military commanders who rush in and out. Business is far from usual, of course.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992
I agree that the classified files on the J.F.K. assassination will probably not contain any blockbuster revelations or a "smoking gun," but it might indirectly answer some questions and pose new ones. To read the Warren Report is to see the heart of the lie, a well-thought-out, well-directed and masterfully choreographed lie. We the people, not just lawyers and politicians, have read the Warren Report and see it for what it truly is--a verbose fabrication and myopic view of what some individuals would have us believe is history.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1992
I salute Roseanne Arnold for her gutsy response. Powerful women in the entertainment industry need to speak out against the malignant proliferation of abusive, mean-spirited and, I might add, unwanted commentary against them in today's legitimate press. It smacks of unfairness for critics to take aim at the truly talented people who are putting themselves bravely out there solely to bring a little joy to people in hard times. It reflects badly on the writer, not the star. In the long run, I'm sure Arnold's audience, and they are legion, will be there for her, despite what is written.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998 | KIOREN MOSS, Kioren Moss is a real estate appraiser in Ventura, where he has lived for 30 years. He is a board member of the Coalition for Community Planning
I am a firm advocate of the preservation of viable agriculture and open space, and I personally circulated the initiative that created the California Coastal Commission in 1972. I have been trained in environmental issues, and advise public agencies, private firms and the courts of their financial effects. Measures A and B prohibit even the smallest modification of a city's limits, no matter what the purpose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1996 | Tom Plate, Times columnist Tom Plate also teaches at UCLA. He can be reached by e-mail at:
Does America's first Asian American governor feel a need to chat with President Clinton about the European bias of U.S. foreign policy while at the Democratic National Convention this week? Benjamin J. Cayetano smiles and struggles to put on his best diplomatic face: "Asians do complain to me that they don't think Clinton gets it. But the president is driven by politics--by the Israeli lobby, plus long ties to England and France. We understand. I'm an optimist about Clinton.
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