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August 26, 2012
Re "Ryan Shrugged: A parable," Opinion, Aug. 22 Here's my novel to follow-up on Michael Kinsley's preamble to his parable about Paul Ryan, with the title, "A Tale of Two Pieties. " Introduction: It was the best of times, when "I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are" (from a speech in 2005). It is now the worst of times, when: "I reject her philosophy. It's an atheist philosophy" (from an interview this April)
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Forget "World War Z. " The true zombie movie this summer is "The Bling Ring. " Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, the film has the quality of a vacant stare, reflecting back a disturbing, unsettling blankness. The story is based on the real-life group of L.A youths who burglarized the homes of celebrities they ostensibly admired - an iconographic coterie that included Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Seeming to lack a conscience or sense of consequence, the gang grabbed tabloid infamy as a jaundiced apex of contemporary consumer/reality culture.
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NATIONAL
August 21, 2012 | By David Horsey
Many Republicans believe theirs is the party of Jesus Christ, but, in practice, they are the party of an atheist, Hollywood intellectual named Ayn Rand. After establishing a career as a screenwriter, Ayn Rand authored two novels, “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged,” that are the intellectual bibles of libertarian conservatives, corporate executives and callow undergraduates. Among the many aspirational young conservatives inspired by Rand's philosophy was a kid named Paul D. Ryan . “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” Ryan said in a 2005 speech.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2013 | Teresa Watanabe
A landmark agreement to use student test scores for the first time in evaluating Los Angeles Unified teachers was approved by union members Saturday. United Teachers Los Angeles reported that 66% of 16,892 members who voted approved the agreement with the nation's second-largest school district. L.A. Unified now joins Chicago, New York and many other cities in using testing data as one measure of a teacher's effect on student academic progress. About half the union's 34,000 members voted.
NEWS
October 17, 1988 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
"A lot of what this campaign is about is a question of values," George Bush declared in his very first remarks during last Thursday night's final presidential debate. And with some 60 million Americans watching, he spent much of the next 90 minutes painting a highly colored portrait of the differences between his values and those of Michael S. Dukakis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1996
Almost every article in your paper proves that we are suffering a crisis of values. However, I believe that your articles on values ("Liberty vs. Morality," occasional series), and the responses, missed a crucial point. Our problem isn't lack of values. Actually, we have too many. We admire honesty, responsibility, tolerance, hard work, compassion and so forth. On the other hand, we also respect cutthroat competition, individualism, greed, absolute freedom and the possession of tremendous wealth.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"A Mongolian Tale," an exquisitely told story of love, pride and loss, which opens Friday at the Nuart, is the first of director Xie Fei's eight features to receive a theatrical release, but both "A Girl From Hunan" (1986) and "Women From the Lake of Scented Souls" (1992) have been shown in local film festivals. All three are remarkably beautiful and perceptive expressions of compassion for the hard lives of Asian women.
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | AURORA MACKEY ARMSTRONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone who looked in my clothes closet would know the truth in an instant: I'm no fashion expert. There are wool jackets I can't throw out because they still remind me of San Francisco. Silk dresses I should give away because a recent book said they're not my best color. Shoes that look odd now but could come back into style. Pants that aren't particularly chic, but I love their forgiving waistband. Skirts I keep in case I ever come down with anorexia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1990 | HALFORD H. FAIRCHILD, Halford H. Fairchild is a social psychologist in Los Angeles; with Amado Padilla of Stanford and Concepcion Valadez of UCLA, he has jointly compiled and edited two books on the role of language in modern society: "Bilingual Education: Issues and Strategies" and "Foreign Language Education: Issues and Strategies" (Sage Publications)
Language is the medium of human exchange. Language--written and spoken--delimits our species. But language is also heavily politicized and a vehicle for ethnocentrism, xenophobia and racism. Language too often serves as a barrier to intercultural awareness and understanding. Nowhere is this more important than in the United States, a "salad bowl" of nationalities, ethnicities and languages. Within our borders are individuals who represent hundreds of cultures, languages and dialects.
SPORTS
January 29, 2007 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
A pampered star? Tony Dungy dealt with one of those long before he became coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Juvenile behavior? Dungy had seen it. A decked-out crib? Nothing new to him. Back when he was playing for the University of Minnesota, you see, Dungy wasn't just a record-setting quarterback but a straight-arrow, responsible citizen. That's why one of the team's assistant coaches, Mo Forte, routinely hired him to baby-sit his toddler daughter. Well, maybe hired isn't the word.
OPINION
August 26, 2012
Re "Ryan Shrugged: A parable," Opinion, Aug. 22 Here's my novel to follow-up on Michael Kinsley's preamble to his parable about Paul Ryan, with the title, "A Tale of Two Pieties. " Introduction: It was the best of times, when "I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are" (from a speech in 2005). It is now the worst of times, when: "I reject her philosophy. It's an atheist philosophy" (from an interview this April)
NATIONAL
August 21, 2012 | By David Horsey
Many Republicans believe theirs is the party of Jesus Christ, but, in practice, they are the party of an atheist, Hollywood intellectual named Ayn Rand. After establishing a career as a screenwriter, Ayn Rand authored two novels, “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged,” that are the intellectual bibles of libertarian conservatives, corporate executives and callow undergraduates. Among the many aspirational young conservatives inspired by Rand's philosophy was a kid named Paul D. Ryan . “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” Ryan said in a 2005 speech.
SPORTS
August 4, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
When Hiroki Kuroda told the Dodgers last week that he would not waive the no-trade clause in his contract to facilitate a trade to a World Series contender, General Manager Ned Colletti said he thought the decision was based on how comfortable the Japanese right-hander felt in Los Angeles. Manager Don Mattingly offered a similar opinion, explaining how a player who does not speak English could be hesitant to make a midseason move. Something was lost in translation. Kuroda said his decision was based on a previous decision, which was to re-sign with the Dodgers over the winter.
SPORTS
January 29, 2007 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
A pampered star? Tony Dungy dealt with one of those long before he became coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Juvenile behavior? Dungy had seen it. A decked-out crib? Nothing new to him. Back when he was playing for the University of Minnesota, you see, Dungy wasn't just a record-setting quarterback but a straight-arrow, responsible citizen. That's why one of the team's assistant coaches, Mo Forte, routinely hired him to baby-sit his toddler daughter. Well, maybe hired isn't the word.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2006 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
THE film titles from years past tell you all you need to know about the Nihilist International Film Festival held each year in Santa Monica. There's "Psycho Happy Place," "Toilet Bowl Confessions," "Senseless Violence," "The Loneliness of Animals," "Zombied" and "Trash Baby."
MAGAZINE
August 13, 2000 | Nicholas Riccardi, Nicholas Riccardi is a Staff Writer for The Times' Metro Section
Breakfast is over and it's time to get back to the Revolution. The vegan bread, snatched from a bakery's discard pile, sits on the table, next to the tubs of organic yogurt and cups of certified Fair Trade coffee. Two dozen members of the Student Alliance to Reform Corporations (STARC) hold hands in a ring around the center of a room in Eugene, Ore. Many have just met after months of conference calls and e-mails.
SPORTS
August 4, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
When Hiroki Kuroda told the Dodgers last week that he would not waive the no-trade clause in his contract to facilitate a trade to a World Series contender, General Manager Ned Colletti said he thought the decision was based on how comfortable the Japanese right-hander felt in Los Angeles. Manager Don Mattingly offered a similar opinion, explaining how a player who does not speak English could be hesitant to make a midseason move. Something was lost in translation. Kuroda said his decision was based on a previous decision, which was to re-sign with the Dodgers over the winter.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2006 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
THE film titles from years past tell you all you need to know about the Nihilist International Film Festival held each year in Santa Monica. There's "Psycho Happy Place," "Toilet Bowl Confessions," "Senseless Violence," "The Loneliness of Animals," "Zombied" and "Trash Baby."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1999 | CATHIE WRIGHT, State Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) represents the 19th District
As turmoil swirls around the delivery of mental health services in Ventura County, the term "Systems of Care" has been bandied about freely without anyone accurately explaining the program. Vague references to a "team approach" and a "psychosocial model" have only obscured the common-sense approach that Systems of Care provides. It was, and is, not a mental health system as such but rather a comprehensive human services system for people with serious mental illness and their families.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"A Mongolian Tale," an exquisitely told story of love, pride and loss, which opens Friday at the Nuart, is the first of director Xie Fei's eight features to receive a theatrical release, but both "A Girl From Hunan" (1986) and "Women From the Lake of Scented Souls" (1992) have been shown in local film festivals. All three are remarkably beautiful and perceptive expressions of compassion for the hard lives of Asian women.
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