Los Angeles Times

Paul Thornton

Writer

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.

Recent Articles

  • Bullfighting as an 'art form'? More like a barbaric act of animal cruelty

    Bullfighting as an 'art form'? More like a barbaric act of animal cruelty

    A half-ton bull bleeds steadily, growing weaker as a large crowd of onlookers cheers the animal's increasing agony and exhaustion. After enduring taunts and repeated pricks by human performers, the coup de grace is delivered by knife. This is an "art form"? More than 130 readers took issue with...

  • Why nominate Ted Cruz? Because he isn't Donald Trump

    Why nominate Ted Cruz? Because he isn't Donald Trump

    Good morning. I'm Paul Thornton, The Times' letters editor, and it is Saturday, April 16. There are only 205 days until election day, so let's resume the conversation on presidential politics in earnest. Subscribe to the newsletter Neither you nor I am Donald Trump. The same can be said for almost...

  • Not everyone in Bakersfield is a Trump-supporting xenophobe, readers say

    Not everyone in Bakersfield is a Trump-supporting xenophobe, readers say

    The Times got Bakersfield's attention, and not in a good way. An article on Monday that led off with the quote “I don't like Mexicans” from a Donald-Trump supporting resident of Oildale elicited a strong reaction from some Times readers in Bakersfield, which borders the predominantly white, conservative...

  • A lower price for Dodgers TV channel? No thanks, say fans

    A lower price for Dodgers TV channel? No thanks, say fans

    Baseball season is about to start, and not a single Dodger game is slated to be broadcast on free local TV. It doesn't get much better with radio, where Vin Scully will call only a few innings of some games. And yet, things are still looking up for L.A. baseball fans, we're told. That's because...

  • Are L.A. residents growing more wary of mountain lion P-22?

    Are L.A. residents growing more wary of mountain lion P-22?

    Ever since pictures were first published four years ago of P-22 roaming at night through the more unspoiled sections of Griffith Park, our letter writers have been rooting for L.A.'s most photogenic mountain lion. The comfort readers expressed for a predator moving freely through one of the nation's...

  • Nancy Reagan's personal touch

    Nancy Reagan's personal touch

    Nancy and Ronald Reagan were larger-than-life figures globally. But the president and the first lady, who died Sunday, were also locals who interacted with the denizens of Los Angeles. Consequently, some readers have written letters sharing memories of those encounters. The first letter comes from...

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