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Robin Abcarian

Robin Abcarian is a columnist at the Los Angeles Times. Focusing mostly on California culture, news and politics, she roams the Golden State, reporting stories that help readers understand what makes this place unique. Over the past year, she has devoted many columns to helping readers understand the complex issues they would have to consider as they made up their minds about whether to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. Abcarian has held many positions at The Times. She covered the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns full time, and wrote occasionally about the 2016 campaign. As a culture writer for the paper’s Calendar section, she has covered the Oscars, the Emmys and the Sundance Film Festival. For most of the 1990s, she was a columnist for The Times’ feature section, before becoming its editor in 2003.
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In black churches, pastors recognize a #MeToo moment among their clergy

A group of black women pastors recently gathered in an L.A. living room to discuss the challenge and heartbreak of dealing with pervasive sexual harassment in their church. One said, "We have been taught as little girls you don’t say anything, what happens in my house stays in my house."

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Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser steps forward. Have we learned anything since Anita Hill?

It seems pretty clear from the way the Republican men of Congress are reacting to accusations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a teenager in high school that they have learned absolutely nothing since Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991

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