Nicholas Goldberg

Nicholas Goldberg is the editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times. He is a former editor of the Op-Ed page and the Sunday Opinion section and, at New York Newsday in the 1980s and 1990s, a former Middle East correspondent and political reporter. His writing has been published in the New Republic, New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Nation, Sunday Times of London and Washington Monthly, among other places.  He is a graduate of Harvard University.

Recent Articles

  • The 2nd Street tunnel's frustrating bike lanes

    The 2nd Street tunnel's frustrating bike lanes

    It’s been three months now since the city of Los Angeles, in its wisdom, slapped down the new, controversial bicycle lanes in the 2nd Street tunnel. Where there used to be four lanes of car traffic moving smoothly in both directions, there are now only two, plus a bike lane on either side. This...

  • Should cyclists yield at stop signs? Riders and motorists weigh in.

    Should cyclists yield at stop signs? Riders and motorists weigh in.

    I’m used to reading nasty messages after I post on The Times Opinion blog. The comments section often draws angry people — or in any case, people who vehemently disagree with me. When I posted about bicycle laws a couple of weeks ago as part of our Roadshare project, a commenter noted that "this...

  • Should cyclists be exempt from stop signs?

    Should cyclists be exempt from stop signs?

    Let me be honest. When I ride my bike through the streets of Los Angeles, I don’t always stop at stop signs. And when I pull up at a red light, if no one is coming in either direction, I will sometimes cross against the light. I know it’s illegal. But come on, I’m hardly the only one. I rarely...

  • A cyclist asks: What are the rules of the road?

    A cyclist asks: What are the rules of the road?

    When I ride each weekend from my house to Griffith Park, I tend to ride, like most bicyclists, on the right side of the street, next to the parked cars, allowing traffic to pass me on the left. But is that really what I’m supposed to do, or am I supposed to ride in the middle of the lane, with...

  • Op-Ed, explained

    TO SOME READERS, the Op-Ed page is a bit mysterious. I'll be at a cocktail party, or in the bleachers at a Little League game, and the guy next to me will begin asking questions about just what it is we're trying to do, and how we get it done. Who are the writers who appear on the page? Are they...

  • Why scholars are challenging Howard Zinn and Diana West

    Why scholars are challenging Howard Zinn and Diana West

    Left-wing historian Howard Zinn -- author of the perennially popular “A People’s History of the United States” -- has long been criticized by other historians on the left, a number of whom have publicly challenged both his facts and his interpretations. Some of that criticism was aired again in...

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