Paul Whitefield is the former copy chief of the editorial pages and a writer/scold for the Opinion L.A. blog. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and has a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii, not that it’s helped much. A Texas native, he lives in the suburbs with a family who loves him and a cat who thinks he’s prey, and wonders why everyone doesn’t move to L.A. He left The Times in 2015.
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The saying goes: “When you’re already in a hole, stop digging.”
There are only two certainties in life, it’s said: death and taxes.
I use Facebook. It depresses me sometimes.
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When someone dies, folks often say: “They don’t make them like that anymore.”
Face it, some people just aren’t good with money. And then there are the Clintons.
Three hundred Spartans once held off the Persian hordes at Thermopylae.
Iraq may well be sliding into civil war, but now, it seems, the strife over there is also sparking an uncivil war here at home.
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