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OPINION
August 18, 1991
If Bernardi's name-calling is a byproduct of his 30 years on the council, we should be just as interested in limiting council terms as limiting the term of the police chief. STUART WEISS, Los Angeles
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SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Days after the NFL said it was ready to make history by welcoming its first openly gay player, a report indicates that one team in the league promoted an intolerant locker room culture that harassed a player to the brink of suicide. Three Miami Dolphins players used "racial slurs and other racially derogatory language" as well as "homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching" to bully teammate Jonathan Martin as well as another player and an assistant trainer, both unnamed, according to independent investigator Ted Wells, who filed his report to the league on Friday.
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MAGAZINE
May 20, 2001
I could hug [school psychologist and counselor] Ken Williams ("School Days," Metropolis, by Valerie J. Nelson, April 22) for finally addressing the "name-calling to complete ridicule and total humiliation" experienced by many of our youngsters in today's schools. He knows that kids always have been mean to each other. He is right, and his determination and understanding are so welcome. Brenda Riese Northridge
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
"We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate . " - President Obama, in his second inaugural speech So much for that. I happen to hold with those who think that Republicans have engineered an unpopular government shutdown for reasons that border on irrational. They want to kill Obamacare, which is already the law of the land, and they want debt-ceiling leverage by threatening to withhold money they've already spent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
"We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate . " - President Obama, in his second inaugural speech So much for that. I happen to hold with those who think that Republicans have engineered an unpopular government shutdown for reasons that border on irrational. They want to kill Obamacare, which is already the law of the land, and they want debt-ceiling leverage by threatening to withhold money they've already spent.
OPINION
January 2, 2003
Re Gregory Dato's Dec. 28 letter: So again I read a Republican's tired opinions about the "liberal" Democrats. Politics in this country are now about defining issues in the simplest terms. Potential solutions to our difficult problems are reduced to black and white to the point that one is made to look "stupid" for supporting them. Clearly both parties are guilty of this tactic, but it is the Republicans who have turned it into an art form. Dato continues this exercise. Of his four accusations of Democrats, two can easily be leveled back at Republicans, while the other two are serious social issues that cannot be ignored.
SPORTS
June 22, 1985
Concerning the "No-Name Open," please refrain from editorializing your snobbish biases in your headlines. Just report the news in news stories. Before Arnold Palmer and President Eisenhower popularized golf, Nicklaus-Trevino-Watson were no-names, too. You're The Times, so keep up with the times: "The King Is Dead--Long Live the King." ED RAYMOND Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2001
So that's what Democrats are--socialists (letter, April 6). Well, those "socialists" gave America Social Security, Medicare, saw us through two world wars, and those same socialists died on the battlefields of America's wars. Bruce Campbell may have gotten an A in name-calling, but his response would get an F- in my American history class. HAROLD GORDON Los Angeles
BUSINESS
January 13, 1991
As a practicing lawyer, I found the article personally and professionally offensive. It was an opinion piece and should have been labeled as such. It was full of invective, unsavory adjectives and name-calling, and far below the usual standards of your newspaper. GORDON R. KANOFSKY Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1991
It is time for you to change the name of Column Right to Column Abuse. Disagreement and debate are handmaidens of the democratic process. Invectives and name-calling do not have a place. The writers on the left deal with issues, ideas and suggestions. Not so on the right! Writer after writer color their viewpoints with name-calling and other personal attacks. We have had enough of that kind of political garbage. I want to read (hear) any viewpoint without it being "colored" by personal attacks such as those of Rockwell.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
A fastball that touches 96 mph combined with pinpoint control could lead to right-hander Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian becoming a top-10 selection when the first 73 picks of Major League Baseball's amateur draft are made Thursday in Secaucus, N.J. Rounds 3 through 10 will take place Friday, followed by Rounds 11 through 40 on Saturday. The draft begins at 4 p.m. PDT. The Houston Astros have the No. 1 pick, followed by the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers have the 18th pick; the Angels' first choice comes at No. 59. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Bickford has momentum entering the draft after striking out 18 batters, including 11 in a row, Saturday night when Oaks Christian won the Southern Section Division 4 championship with a 4-0 victory over Pico Rivera El Rancho.
WORLD
October 12, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - In some European capitals, they mutter about a Fourth Reich and compare the German chancellor to Adolf Hitler. The French complain about British obstructionism; Brits complain about everyone else. In Spain, a separatist movement is gaining traction. But the Nobel committee chose to take the long view on Friday, awarding the 2012 Peace Prize to the European Union. The panel reasoned that even if economic divisions are tearing at the harmony Europeans have spent decades building, it no longer seems possible that they will start killing each other again.
SPORTS
June 11, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
There was a UCLA basketball reunion of sorts Monday at Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, where former Bruins Jrue Holiday, Tyler Honeycutt and Lazeric Jones came to work out. It was also a pyramid of NBA success, if you will. Holiday is the starting point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers. Honeycutt recently completed his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings. And Jones is an NBA hopeful, eager to hear his name called in the June 28 draft. Jones is not listed on the mock draft boards of draftexpress.com or nbadraft.net, but the 6-foot-1 point guard remained optimistic he would play professionally.
SPORTS
April 25, 2012 | Sam Farmer
NEW YORK — We won't get fooled again. Unlike a year ago, when an early run on quarterbacks caught most NFL draft prognosticators flat-footed, most have now resigned themselves to the notion that the QB count might reach four before the first round is done Thursday night. And the first two passers are already penned in. Stanford's Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 pick, by Indianapolis, and Washington will take Baylor's Robert Griffin III second. It will be the first time quarterbacks have gone 1-2 in the draft since 1999.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Sarah Palin cast a vote tonight for one of the Republican presidential candidates. But for whom? A CNN producer caught the former vice presidential nominee after she voted in a presidential preference poll at the Alaska district convention in her home town of Wasilla. Video is below. While she would not say which candidate was getting her vote, she again said she wants the nominating process to continue -- and would not rule out being an option for Republicans in the case of a brokered convention.
WORLD
February 4, 2012 | By Jonathan Kaiman and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
  At first glance, the newspaper ad depicting an enormous locust looking over the Hong Kong skyline seems like a plug for a horror movie. In fact, it's the latest slap in the face to the millions of mainland Chinese tourists who flood Hong Kong each year, bringing with them what many in the territory see as less-than-refined social habits in addition to their bulging wallets. Mainland tourists stand accused of littering, spitting, urinating in public, smoking cigarettes in inappropriate places and other breaches of etiquette that offend the more fastidious sensibilities of many Hong Kong natives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2000
In his Feb. 13 letter, Steve Bailey goes the name-calling route that liberals always resort to when their arguments fail. He wants to know if those voting for Proposition 22 are bigots or haters. Marriage is not a union between two people. Marriage is defined as a sacred union between a man and a woman. The opponents of Proposition 22 are name-calling and lying. Why? Tolerance isn't enough. Society, in their minds, must validate their lifestyle, condone their way of life. Opponents of Proposition 22 must be accorded all rights and freedoms under the Constitution but what they must not do is force the rest of society to accept special rights or redesign society based on behavior.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1996
Re: the book "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot" (April 4). Al Franken is a four-eyed geek. This name-calling stuff is fun. What's more, I don't even have to back it up with facts or logic. No wonder Franken was able to get a sleazy book out of it. He should pay Limbaugh a percentage for help in reviving Franken's so-called career. MARK NICOLAY Pasadena
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