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  • 20 years after the L.A. Riots

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 19, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    On April 29, 1992, the acquittal of four white Los Angeles police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King, an African-American man, triggered riots in Los Angeles that resulted in more than 50 dead, thousands injured and some $1 billion in property damage.

    To mark the 20th...

  • Opinion: Americans would do well to drop the Euro-snobbery

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 18, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    Sitting here in Paris, where I am spending a month as a visiting professor at the Université Paris 8, Institut Français de Géopolitique, I’m struck by how, once again, American presidential candidates are denigrating their opponents simply by calling them “French” or...

  • Beyond raising the debt limit: What a Republican government would be like

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 19, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    The battle over raising the debt limit has raised a lot of concern about how Republicans act as an opposition party. They have shown that they are willing to risk crashing the economy to get their way with a Democratic president. But they won’t be in opposition forever. We have to...

  • The forgotten people in the 2012 election

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 15, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    Remember Osama bin Laden? Anyone who thought his death would determine the 2012 elections only had to wait a few weeks for the story to disappear and the bad new job numbers to remind us that the economy is still the main issue in American politics. The 2012 election is certainly...

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  • We pledge allegiance to your shorts

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Camp Pranks

    There is something inherently cruel in laughter at the expense of other people ("We Salute Your Shorts," July 13).

    It's one thing to satirize, mock or lampoon where it's appropriate. However, pranks at summer camp often are hurtful and scary for children.

    It's...
  • Schwarzenegger Is Losing Jewish Vote

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In November 2003, California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and replaced him with Arnold Schwarzenegger. White voters backed the recall by a large margin, but Jewish voters swam against the tide, with 69 percent voting against the recall. On the second part of the ballot, where...

  • Blocs Play Key Role in Villaraigosa’s Win

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    With his election as mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa now has the chance to deliver on the coalition approach he offered to the voters in the recent campaign. If he succeeds, Los Angeles government may start to find solutions to problems that have previously seemed intractable. If he...

  • GOP’s Tough Task

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has taken a fateful turn in the past several weeks. The rise -- or re-emergence -- of Sen.

    John Kerry of Massachusetts, the decline of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and the withdrawal of Sen. Joe Lieberman make the quadrennial...

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