A reasonable gun measure prompted by Isla Vista rampage

Among the many tragedies that intersected during Elliot Rodger's violent rampage near Santa Barbara in May — killing six people and wounding more than a dozen others before he killed himself — was that Rodger's parents had sought police help as their son's life spiraled out of...

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Islamic state fighters: They're terrorists, not militants

To the editor: Are the latest political linguistics coming from Washington or from The Times? According to the dictionary, the term "militant" means combative or aggressive, while the term "terrorist" is defined as one who uses or favors terrorizing methods. ("Obama says U.S. will be...

David Horsey

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Rhyme & Reason

The Times readers' best opinionated poems

We read every one of the poems submitted before making the difficult decision of which ones to publish. We considered literary quality, but we also considered newsworthiness and clarity of argument.