Opinion L.A.

Opinion L.A. Observations and provocations from The Times' Opinion Staff
Tech billionaires follow the climate-change money

One of the frequent complaints from Republicans about U.S. energy policy is that it's more about subsidies than markets.

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Another city snubs high cost of Olympic games -- and makes L.A.'s bid more likely

A second city has backed out of competition for the 2024 Summer Olympic games -- Hamburg, Germany -- citing the cost, both increasing the odds in favor of Los Angeles and making it all the more important for L.A. leaders to limit the city's financial exposure.

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Blowback: Why Palestinians think what they do about Israel

The Israeli-Palestinian debate has seen its share of politicians making spurious, racist claims to further an agenda. But when academics do the same and use the cover of shoddy social science, it is particularly pernicious.

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Trump's appeal exposes a national undercurrent of intolerance

The tycoon who would be president, Donald Trump, recently endorsed supporters who roughed up a protester at one of his campaign events. “Maybe he should have been roughed up,” Trump told Fox News over the weekend, “because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”

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Here's how we get a real deal on street vending

When my father, Al Langer, founded Langer’s Delicatessen and Restaurant in 1947, on a corner overlooking MacArthur Park, it was a tiny establishment with just 12 seats. In the decades since, we’ve grown into a 135-seat Los Angeles culinary landmark. We’ve received accolades from quarters as diverse as the James Beard Foundation and Hollywood director Nora Ephron.

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The younger you are, the less you support free speech

Some interesting news from the Pew Research Center about the attitude of American millennials (ages 18-34) toward free speech.

As part of a global survey of attitudes toward freedom of expression, Pew asked respondents if government should be able to prevent people from making offensive statements about minorities.

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