CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2013 |
"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.
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.
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
September 3, 2009 |
Do only Prius-driving, gay-marriage-supporting, organic-crazed liberals shop at Whole Foods? Not anymore. Since Aug. 11, when Whole Foods CEO John Mackey published an Op-Ed article in the Wall Street Journal opposing President Obama's healthcare reform ideas, customers who disagree have boycotted -- or at least have claimed to be boycotting -- the high-end supermarket chain. In response, a lot of other people, who oppose the proposed reforms, have apparently developed a sudden taste for organic kumquats.
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
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