The Times Editorial Board

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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

  • Higher graduation rates sound good, but what do they really tell us?

    Higher graduation rates sound good, but what do they really tell us?

    State schools Supt. Tom Torlakson had some good news this month about California schools: The high school graduation rate rose to 83%, up 8.5 percentage points since 2010. That means brighter prospects for at least some of the newly minted graduates, and reflects some excellent work by teachers...

  • Let Ann Coulter speak

    Let Ann Coulter speak

    A Republican student group at UC Berkeley filed a lawsuit this week over the university’s decision to cancel a speech planned for Thursday by the caustic conservative commentator Ann Coulter. The complaint in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by the Berkeley College Republicans, joined by the...

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