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  • Cookbook politics: Democrats, Republicans in the kitchen

    "NOT ONLY do I eat, I also am a Democrat," wrote Frank Sinatra in an intro to 1960's "Many Happy Returns: The Democrats' Cook Book, or How to Cook a G.O.P. Goose" (the sales of which helped buy TV air time for candidates). "Not only should every...
  • Still short on details, Meg Whitman takes two stands that could hurt her

    Still short on details, Meg Whitman takes two stands that could hurt her
    Occasionally, like a trail of water finding a path through stone, honesty seeps into a political event. Proof came a few days ago at an Orange County gathering for Meg Whitman's campaign for governor. Mary Bono Mack, the Palm Springs congresswoman,...
  • Sen. Dodd takes his turn campaigning at Google

    Like seven candidates before him, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd made the pilgrimage to Google on Monday in what has become a rite of passage in this presidential campaign. But the longtime Connecticut senator and long-shot presidential candidate brought...
  • Trutanich sticks to a simple theme

    Trutanich sticks to a simple theme
    In the flashy television ad that has served as his calling card to voters, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich compressed his 30-year legal career into a narrow sliver: the time he spent prosecuting serious gang crimes. Not...
  • Is California better off with Arnold?

    Is California better off with Arnold?
    Today's question: Is California today better or worse off since Schwarzenegger became governor in 2003? Was Gray Davis' recall a mistake? Does the proposed recall of Schwarzenegger by the prison guards union have any merit or pose a threat to his...
  • Will Arnold be back?

    Will Arnold be back?
    What should we expect Schwarzenegger's legacy to be? Does he have a future in politics after he's out of office? Who, if anyone, might be his natural heirs? Previously, Bradley and Boyarsky discussed the governor's brand of "post-partisanship," his veto...
  • Hortensia Bussi dies at 94; widow of former Chilean President Salvador Allende

    Hortensia Bussi, the widow of Chilean President Salvador Allende who helped lead opposition to the military dictatorship that ousted her socialist husband in a bloody 1973 coup, died Thursday. She was 94. Her physician, Dr. Paz Rojas, said Bussi died...
  • Literacy begins at home

    In "Bush’s reading program doesn’t pass," The Times editorial board said that the Reading First program didn't work the way it was intended. I doubt if anyone with experience in urban education is surprised at the announcement. We're...
  • Brain scans, the new snake oil

    In an Op-Ed piece in the Dec. 5 L.A. Times, self-proclaimed "neuropsychiatrist and brain-imaging expert" Daniel G. Amen attempts to convince us that "three of the last four presidents have shown clear brain pathology." Starting with Ronald Reagan's...
  • Lobbying isn't the problem, corruption is

    Let's say you want to build a housing project that caters to the needs of formerly homeless people who are trying to deal with mental illness and drug abuse. First off, thank you — projects like yours may be the best way to combat chronic homelessness and...
  • How much outrage can a level playing field contain?

    Send us your thoughts at opinionla@latimes.com. When I speak to journalism classes, I like to say that there are two kinds of editorial writers: those who read the morning paper and exclaim: "Isn't that outrageous!" and those who read the paper and say:...