Paul Thornton is the Los Angeles Times’ letters editor. He joined the editorial pages in 2005 as a researcher and occasional editorial writer and also served as a Web producer. A UC Berkeley graduate, he lives in Alhambra with his wife, two sons and two cats.
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Racist, hate-driven authoritarianism is on the rise on the right, plus more from the week in Opinion.
You’ve read this before, and only in America: Readers are outraged after mass shootings (in Buffalo and Laguna Woods) and want politicians to act.
The loss of reproductive freedom in America will be felt really hard by Latinos, plus more from the week in Opinion.
The squat bungalow that housed generations of my immigrant family would go for $1.4 million today. This is unsustainable and unfair.
Rep. Karen Bass is the selfless, determined politician that L.A. needs as its mayor now, plus more from the week in Opinion.
A reader says she was scammed by a fake doctor; another writes of being forced to testify against a hospital worker who performed an illegal abortion.
The best response to Alex Villanueva’s threat to investigate a Times reporter is to read that reporter’s journalism; plus more from the week in Opinion.
For some, each trip to the fire-scarred San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains feels like a goodbye to forests under assault by climate change.
The sheriff and Tucker Carlson team up against Los Angeles and the county’s district attorney, plus more from the week in Opinion.
The death of cyclist Andrew Jelmert on Crystal Springs Drive touches off a debate on drivers speeding through Griffith Park.