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Shoe thrower exposes Bush's arrogance

A disastrous pick for Labor secretary

A real school reformer for Obama

Zoos without elephants: a lesson in compassion

Ganging up on biblical archaeology

Why we're mad at the Mormon church

MOCA's Grand Avenue dungeon

Making the world safe for multipolarity

Drug treatment advocates in a divided house

Why we need sexual harassment training

The human factors in LAX safety

Georgia's shameful attack on South Ossetia

Fading L.A. arts scene is about priorities, not cash

An unfair attack on white gays

Misusing biology to oppose same-sex marriage

ACORN: We're patriots, not frauds

Prop. 5 vs. the prison-industrial complex

End-of-life bill empowers sick patients

America's valuable terrorism list

Prop. 5 is no boon to violent offenders

Prop. 2 -- for animals and our humanity

Don't judge a college endowment by its wealth

The new NBC Universal HQ is too big for a parking lot

Proposition 7: Clean energy for California

What Palin defenders see

A fair way to test special ed students

The incredible plastic bag

Don't blame Santa Monica shoppers

The path to assisted suicide

Happy golden empire

The murky math of calorie counting

A closer look at state spending

Justice is the key to peace in Darfur

Why algebra testing will work

Porn isn't normal

Talking back to Alberto Gonzales

The real gentrification story

How does President Bush lie?

The George Carlin I knew

What porn says about the man

Kozinski disciplines himself

Stop cheering on charter schools

Let nonviolent prisoners out

Ban Mylar balloons

Start small on climate change

Black clergy on same-sex marriage

Literacy begins at home

Terroir-izing California wine

Defending term limits