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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Holocaust and World War II survivors: Family separation and 'zero tolerance' bring back chilling memories

People who suffered atrocities during World War II and their families recall what it was like being separated from their families or being herded into camps.

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Crossing the U.S. border shouldn't send you to jail

On imprisoning immigrants, taking their children away and more from the week in Opinion.