Opinion L.A.

Opinion L.A. Observations and provocations from The Times' Opinion staff and guest writers
Radical Islamic terrorism: The dogma that didn't bark in Trump's speech

President Trump is receiving generally high marks, even from some of his usual critics, for the speech he delivered Sunday in Saudi Arabia at the Arab Islamic American Summit – especially for his conciliatory comments toward Islam, which he called “one of the world’s great faiths.”

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Say it ain't Joe (for FBI director)

It’s not news that President Trump is capable of choosing unlikely appointees for important positions — though, as he might put it, some, I assume, are good people.

The latest personnel puzzle is the presence of former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut on the shortlist of possible successors to fired FBI Director James B. Comey.

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Turkish government goons beat peaceful protesters on American soil. And not a word from the White House

It’s a mark of these tumultuous political times that an act of outrageous viciousness this week by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards on peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C., has barely caused a public ripple.

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Sorry, Trump supporters. Unlike the president's Russian adventures, the Seth Rich story is nothing but noise

If you’re on the left side of the U.S. political axis, your news feed for the last three days has probably been filled with outraged stories about President Trump disclosing sensitive intelligence to Russian officials as they visited the Oval Office.

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Here's one L.A. housing problem we can solve in an afternoon

I know the perfect place in unaffordable L.A. to build new, beautiful affordable housing. It’s on a breezy corner in Boyle Heights — a quick drive from downtown. It would be built on a vacant lot across one street from a cemetery and another street from a Pizza Hut. In other words, the 49-unit residential and commercial development would immediately raise the aesthetic profile of the neighborhood.

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Lindsey Graham is right: John Cornyn shouldn't be the next FBI director

Sometimes I think newspapers should disregard their stylebooks and identify the senior senator from South Carolina as Lindsey Graham (R-Voice of Reason).

The latest example of his too-rare rationality was his objection to the suggestion that President Trump should appoint Graham’s colleague Sen. John Cornyn of Texas to replace James B. Comey as director of the FBI.

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