Paul Thornton

Paul Thornton is the Los Angeles Times’ letters editor. He joined the editorial pages in 2005 as a researcher and occasional editorial writer and also served as a Web producer. A UC Berkeley graduate, he lives in Alhambra with his wife, two sons and two cats.
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Not on my sidewalk: How Bird scooters annoy readers and make them condone vandalism

Our letter writers have always been protective of their sidewalks. Now, with Bird and Lime scooters popping up, pedestrians' defense of their small space has intensified.

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The cruelty and bigotry of Trump's immigration policies

If you take a big-picture look at what the administration has done on immigration, there isn't anything that's not hard-hearted or anti-American. Plus, more from the week in Opinion.