Membership
Get unlimited digital access. Try it today for only $0.99.
Los Angeles Times

The Times Editorial Board

Writer

The Times' editorial board, in consultation with the publisher, determines the editorial positions of the organization. The editorial board opines on the important issues of the day – exhorting, explaining, deploring, mourning, applauding or championing, as the case may be. The board, which operates separately from the newsroom, proceeds on the presumption that serious, non-partisan, intellectually honest engagement with the world is a requirement of good citizenship.  

Recent Articles

  • In moving forward on criminal sentencing reform, California should remember its history

    In moving forward on criminal sentencing reform, California should remember its history

    What were the staples of '70s cop movies and TV dramas? OK, sure — wide ties, floppy collars, sideburns and muscle cars. Maybe a disco soundtrack. But what else?There was also the rant — the diatribe by the beleaguered police detective or the outraged deputy district attorney against naive or corrupt...

  • Patients need to know about doctor malpractice

    Patients need to know about doctor malpractice

    When the California Medical Board puts doctors on probation for drug use, negligence, sexual harassment or other violations, it requires them to inform the hospitals where they practice and their malpractice insurers. Yet they are not required to inform the people most likely to be harmed if their...

  • California is being a cheapskate with its earthquake early warning system

    California is being a cheapskate with its earthquake early warning system

    As scientists work to improve and expand an early warning system for West Coast earthquakes, they've been hampered by one state government's refusal thus far to cover any part of its cost. That would be our state, California, which happens to be the one that's absorbed 70% of the losses from previous...

  • Don't let the Syrian talks collapse

    Don't let the Syrian talks collapse

    After almost five years of civil war in Syria, a three-week postponement of United Nations negotiations to end the conflict might seem like a minor setback. Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. special envoy for Syria, said on Wednesday that what he called a “temporary pause” in the talks that had begun...

  • L.A. needs fewer platitudes and more action on port air pollution

    L.A. needs fewer platitudes and more action on port air pollution

    When Port of Los Angeles leaders approved the environmental impact report for the China Shipping company's terminal in 2008, the Harbor Commission chairman at the time boasted that the project would be among the cleanest and greenest terminals in the world. Months later, however, port officials...

  • Throw humane pet stores a bone

    Throw humane pet stores a bone

    When the city of Los Angeles barred pet stores from selling commercially bred cats, dogs, and rabbits, it required instead that animals sold in stores come from shelters, humane societies and rescue groups. The purpose was to end Angelenos' complicity with cruel breeders and puppy mills, and to...

  • LAPD's wall of secrecy has to go

    LAPD's wall of secrecy has to go

    According to the news release it issued Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Commission examined the details of two deadly officer-involved shootings last year exceedingly carefully before determining that one was within department policy and the other was not. To reach their conclusions, the five civilian...

  • It's past time for L.A. to seriously regulate its oil and gas wells

    It's past time for L.A. to seriously regulate its oil and gas wells

    For decades, city officials in Los Angeles have taken a hands-off approach to oil and gas drilling, allowing companies to operate and even expand near homes and schools with little scrutiny. Now faced with increasing pressure from community and environmental groups, elected officials are beginning...

Loading
71°