April 23, 2006
"Give Me a Week" (1960) For: John F. Kennedy Against: Richard Nixon An incredulous, almost sarcastic voice-over asks whether anyone could really believe GOP claims that Nixon had any governing experience. The ad features a quote from Republican President Eisenhower, who, when asked what major ideas of Nixon's he had adopted, answers: "If you give me a week, I might think of one, I don't remember." * "Daisy" (1964) For: Lyndon B.
November 24, 2002
Thank you for printing the essay by Kerry Madden that exemplifies the injustices and waste of our legal system ("A Voice Inside," Nov. 3). What a shame that a teenager was sentenced to 35 years in prison for something that was circumstantial and based on the fear that underlies our society. Please continue to print essays like this so that our society will become more enlightened and possibly change. Ruthanne Iliff Via the Internet Madden, like so many liberals, is sympathetic to Michael Duc Ta. And why not?
October 27, 2002 |
The well-scripted ritual happened again when Gov. Gray Davis flatly said no this month to parole for convicted murderer Jerilyn Becker. Davis has approved paroles for only two of the more than 100 convicted killers eligible during his term in office. But the Becker denial was especially galling. In 22 years behind bars, she has maintained a spotless prison record, counseled and ministered to hundreds of inmates and was praised by her prison work supervisors and officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1996
George Bush had Willie Horton; Bill Clinton has Newt Gingrich and Pat Buchanan. TONY MIRAMONTES Norwalk
May 21, 1995 |
CRIME AND THE POLITICS OF HYSTERIA: How the Willie Horton Story Changed American Justice by David C. Anderson (Times Books: $25; 288 pp.). In 1991, when a communications professor asked a group of Louisiana voters about the 1988 presidential campaign, participants remembered that Michael Dukakis' loss had something to do with his being soft on crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1992
Isn't it interesting how the use of scare tactics influenced the outcome of the last two presidential elections? In 1988 the Republicans won with the use of the Willie Horton scare and in 1992 the Democrats used the religious right as their bogyman. The only difference is that Willie Horton actually had committed murder and rape whereas the religious right only tended to bother the moral sensitivity of some people. ALVIN KIRTZ San Clemente