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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...

  • 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...

  • Can Gov. Brown Fix California?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 11, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    Watching Jerry Brown’s low-key but curiously dramatic press conference on the state budget Jan. 10 reminded me that the central task of Democrats, once they are in power, is to prove that government can work. Without that, all great ideas about equality and justice go nowhere. A...

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