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  • 'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past
    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...
  • Twitter shares are soaring, but can the rally last?

    Twitter shares are soaring, but can the rally last?
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter has blown past many analysts’ price targets with shares topping $60 on Friday, a new high. Twitter's shares have risen 44% this month. That makes it one of the biggest Internet companies by market cap. But can it sustain...
  • Colorado shooter was said to be targeting his school debate coach

    Colorado shooter was said to be targeting his school debate coach
    CENTENNIAL, Colo.—An 18-year-old high school student reportedly frustrated when he was ejected from the school debate club has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at a suburban Colorado high school Friday, wounding another student...
  • Reform the private foster care system, right now

    Reform the private foster care system, right now
    Much of California's foster care system is private, a result in part of a prevailing political philosophy in the 1980s that the private nonprofit sector could provide better service with better results at a lower cost than government. Over the years,...
  • Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock

     Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock
    The hotel room was destroyed. A television lay shattered on the ground, surrounded by a shredded pile of photographs and Bible pages, soda cans and broken furniture. On the mangled hotel bed, the sheets were coiled up in a corner, still holding the form...
  • U2 talks of new album in the works, Nelson Mandela

    U2 talks of new album in the works, Nelson Mandela
    NEW YORK — Bono took a look around the cluttered recording studio, filled with Coke bottles and laptops and vinyl records, and turned to a reporter. 'I'm not sure where we put the crack pipe," he deadpanned, pretending to riffle around a coffee...
  • UC forging ahead with cross-system online courses

    UC forging ahead with cross-system online courses
    UC Riverside senior Matthew Emeterio was worried that he might be short of degree credits and have to delay graduation past next spring. But thanks to a soon-to-debut online program linking far-flung UC campuses, he expects to finish on time. Starting...
  • Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present

    Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present
    Spike Jonze and his team went to some lengths to create the future in “Her.” In the movie — which has Joaquin Phoenix’s soulful Theodore Twombly falling in love with an operating-system voiced by Scarlett Johansson — the...
  • At this Pasadena club, moms learn English along with kids

    For Maricela Ruiz, a trip to the store to pick up a few groceries or to her daughter’s school felt nearly impossible. “I’d go home crying,” said Ruiz, 37. She couldn’t speak English, and after a few failed attempts at...
  • Fixing child protection

    Fixing child protection
    Los Angeles County fails to protect children from abuse and neglect because no single person or entity in county government takes responsibility for the problem or has the power to prevent it. But how can that be? There is a Department of Children and...
  • Letters: Judge gives the NSA a pass

    Re "New judge, new ruling on spying," Dec. 28 In his ruling upholding the National Security Agency program of collecting metadata on phone calls, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley wrote that the program is necessary as "the government's...