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January 15, 1989
I was very moved by the information provided about the individuals Elaine Woo interviewed, and their righteous indignation over the threat to redefine "Who Is a Jew?" (Dec. 22). We live in a changing world and each of us must constantly adapt and re-evaluate what our place is within that world. The couples she interviewed certainly coped with the tragedies they were confronted with, and their adjustment is one to be in awe of. When one has made the decision to convert to another religion, one can only admire the determination and conviction that led one to take the steps to realize that goal.
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October 30, 2007 | Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer
The Eagles "The Long Road Out of Eden" (ERC) *** At a party this weekend on the edge of Santa Monica, one Gen X-er corralling his kids in the backyard said to another, "I've hated the Eagles all my life." Elsewhere in the city, pals just a few years older were probably clinking their mimosa glasses in celebration of the band's first studio album in 28 years.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2007 | Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer
The Eagles "The Long Road Out of Eden" (ERC) *** At a party this weekend on the edge of Santa Monica, one Gen X-er corralling his kids in the backyard said to another, "I've hated the Eagles all my life." Elsewhere in the city, pals just a few years older were probably clinking their mimosa glasses in celebration of the band's first studio album in 28 years.
OPINION
January 31, 2002
This is in regard to state Sen. Jim Brulte's reference to drunken sailors (Inside Politics, Jan. 28). Many thanks to Democratic campaign director Bob Mulholland for his righteous indignation at this insolent slur. However, having served on a destroyer in the '50s, I must confess that when we hit port we worked hard to preserve the image that has endured so obstinately over the years. Sid Karsh La Canada Flintridge
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | E. J. DIONNE JR., THE WASHINGTON POST
Think of Kevin Phillips as the Karl Marx of the Great American Middle Class. When Middle America felt itself under attack from hippies and limousine liberals, from social engineers and cop-haters, Kevin Phillips was there to turn adversity into strength--the electoral strength of Richard Nixon, whom he hailed as the voice of real Americans and helped to victory in 1968. Then, in the 1969 book that secured Phillips' reputation when he was only 29, he predicted "The Emerging Republican Majority."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1989
So, the Democrats voted against the confirmation of Tower. Imagine, he has received large amounts of money from the defense industry. They must have been deeply shocked. And it was great to see Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) vote nay, in righteous indignation--those rumors about Tower's sinning--wine, women and song. Good for you, boys! ELEANOR SWEET Encino
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1986
I, too, find myself dismayed by the controversial F Street Bookstore in Escondido. It is, truly, an outrageous situation when the police and politicians are forced to obey the law! And all this furor because of a flimsy law known as "the Constitution of the United States of America"! Stand up, ye moral, in righteous indignation against this heinous loophole that threatens all we hold sacred! DOREN GARCIA Ocean Beach
OPINION
January 31, 2002
This is in regard to state Sen. Jim Brulte's reference to drunken sailors (Inside Politics, Jan. 28). Many thanks to Democratic campaign director Bob Mulholland for his righteous indignation at this insolent slur. However, having served on a destroyer in the '50s, I must confess that when we hit port we worked hard to preserve the image that has endured so obstinately over the years. Sid Karsh La Canada Flintridge
SPORTS
December 24, 1994
Poor Bruce McNall. The Walt Disney of his time, Bruce sought only to make the world a happier place. Now, admitted felon that he is, Bruce is maligned by Helene Elliott, and, worse yet, Tom Pollack, McNall's attorney, had his feelings hurt! In response to Mr. Pollack's righteous indignation, I am left with the following question: If Mr. Pollack feels so strongly about the injustice of his client's public vilification, why doesn't he represent Bruce on a pro bono basis? BRIAN PATRICK CLARKE Burbank
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1996
Re: "College Panel Is Facing $8-Million Dilemma," Feb. 29. Reading of the waste of taxpayers' money normally stimulates righteous indignation in me. But the fiasco of the Los Angeles Community College District with their $12.5-million building that is now worth but $4 million I can only laugh at. Most public bodies reflect the needs and desires of the electorate. The board of trustees of the LACCD reflects the desires of the board itself and the American Federation of Teachers to whom they owe their election.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1996 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
British troubadour Billy Bragg has been one of the few voices of undiluted socialist outrage in pop music of the last two decades. And although Bragg, who performs Saturday at the Coach House, isn't about to be seen swapping warm smiles with Bob Dole any time soon, his latest album, "William Bloke," presents a new perspective that would have been unthinkable coming from him just a few years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1996
Re: "College Panel Is Facing $8-Million Dilemma," Feb. 29. Reading of the waste of taxpayers' money normally stimulates righteous indignation in me. But the fiasco of the Los Angeles Community College District with their $12.5-million building that is now worth but $4 million I can only laugh at. Most public bodies reflect the needs and desires of the electorate. The board of trustees of the LACCD reflects the desires of the board itself and the American Federation of Teachers to whom they owe their election.
SPORTS
December 24, 1994
Poor Bruce McNall. The Walt Disney of his time, Bruce sought only to make the world a happier place. Now, admitted felon that he is, Bruce is maligned by Helene Elliott, and, worse yet, Tom Pollack, McNall's attorney, had his feelings hurt! In response to Mr. Pollack's righteous indignation, I am left with the following question: If Mr. Pollack feels so strongly about the injustice of his client's public vilification, why doesn't he represent Bruce on a pro bono basis? BRIAN PATRICK CLARKE Burbank
MAGAZINE
December 22, 1991 | BARRY SIEGEL, Barry Siegel is a Times national correspondent. A collection of his articles, "Shades of Gray," will be published in March by Bantam Books.
LOOKING BACK, EVEN THE MOST CONTENTIOUS folks in Kinney County, a remote, mesquite-studded reach of southwest Texas, now agree on one point: If you wrote a checklist of what a fellow should do to make himself welcome, Charles Salsman followed it to the letter. He rented a home and moved his family into Brackettville, the county seat. He took to waving greetings at all his neighbors. He paid calls to the bankers, the small-business merchants, the local civic leaders. He made the circuit of Sunday church services.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | E. J. DIONNE JR., THE WASHINGTON POST
Think of Kevin Phillips as the Karl Marx of the Great American Middle Class. When Middle America felt itself under attack from hippies and limousine liberals, from social engineers and cop-haters, Kevin Phillips was there to turn adversity into strength--the electoral strength of Richard Nixon, whom he hailed as the voice of real Americans and helped to victory in 1968. Then, in the 1969 book that secured Phillips' reputation when he was only 29, he predicted "The Emerging Republican Majority."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1989
So, the Democrats voted against the confirmation of Tower. Imagine, he has received large amounts of money from the defense industry. They must have been deeply shocked. And it was great to see Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) vote nay, in righteous indignation--those rumors about Tower's sinning--wine, women and song. Good for you, boys! ELEANOR SWEET Encino
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1986
Dist. Atty. Ed Miller's sanctimonious defense of his questionable actions in the Sagon Penn case has an unconvincing ring. It took 12 days for his office to bring the court evidence of the most urgent and critical order. The police document confirming Agent Donovan Jacobs' racist tendencies could have been read in five minutes, the paper work done in an hour, and its history ascertained in--at most--another another hour or two. That document was withheld from the court by the district attorney for obvious reasons--it would have been the straw that broke the prosecution's case, a case weak at best.
OPINION
January 29, 1989
We have been aware for a long time that the priorities of American society are quite misdirected. Greed, power and sex seem to be the forces that guide and control us, rather than reason, compassion and understanding. The article on Jan. 22 made us feel that we are fast falling into a state of moral decay. When we read that people rush out to buy AK-47s because they read in the paper of "how much damage that firearm can do in such a short period of time. A lot of people hadn't heard about it before," we must wonder at the moral fiber of both gun store owners and the general public.
OPINION
January 29, 1989
We have been aware for a long time that the priorities of American society are quite misdirected. Greed, power and sex seem to be the forces that guide and control us, rather than reason, compassion and understanding. The article on Jan. 22 made us feel that we are fast falling into a state of moral decay. When we read that people rush out to buy AK-47s because they read in the paper of "how much damage that firearm can do in such a short period of time. A lot of people hadn't heard about it before," we must wonder at the moral fiber of both gun store owners and the general public.
NEWS
January 15, 1989
I, too, am a non-Orthodox Jew who identifies strongly with the Jewish people and resents any particular Jewish denomination or other subgroup dictating the criteria for who is a Jew. It is particularly offensive when the dictation comes from one of the smallest grouping of the Jewish people--the religious fundamentalists. We in the Jewish community are well aware of the efforts of this small sect to dictate their terms to all Jews but the larger Southern California community is quite unaware of it. Your objective depiction of the issue is, however, more than a journalist's effort to bring attention to hitherto relatively unknown facets of our civilization.
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